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What causes tight throat feeling/feels like something stuck in throat? Not enough saliva?

What causes tight throat feeling/feels like something stuck in throat? Not enough saliva?

Can be asthma, etc.: It depends on the circumstances and setting in which these attacks occur. They might be panic attacks, where part of the therapy is to breathe into a paper bag to slow brreathing down and relax. It can be an asthma attack triggered by a thing like cold air. It might be a heart attack. It would help to see your doctor to pinpoint the cause. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Can allergies cause throat tightness and if so what treatments would you recommend. I had a blood test done and have a high reaction to trees?

Can allergies cause throat tightness and if so what treatments would you recommend. I had a blood test done and have a high reaction to trees?

See allergist: I think you need to see an allergist to find out the cause of your throat tightness and the appropriate treatment required. Certainly allergy can cause throat swelling (which can be life-threatening) but it is impossible to tell if that's your problem. It is however unlikely that your allergy to tree pollen is causing the throat swelling even if it does exist. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause a feeling of throat tightness?

Can seasonal allergies cause a feeling of throat tightness?

Yes: Sometimes extensive exposure to pollen can cause throat tightness and even a more severe allergic reaction that could trigger hives, trouble breathing and throat tightness. ...Read more

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Why do tonsil stones cause feeling of something stuck deep in throat/throat tightness?

Why do tonsil stones cause feeling of something stuck deep in throat/throat tightness?

Stuck: Because something is stuck deep in the throat. See ENT doc to consider tonsillectormy. ...Read more

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Constant throat tightness, swallowing issues, & feeling airways are blocked for years. Getting worse. Will my Upper GI figure out what's wrong?Scared.

Constant throat tightness, swallowing issues, & feeling airways are blocked for years. Getting worse. Will my Upper GI figure out what's wrong?Scared.

May show LERD: Exposure of vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. UGI may also reveal other issues--an okay first step in your work-up. ...Read more

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I've had hoarseness and a feeling of throat tightness around my voice box on & off for a year, also gastritis. Could this be acid relux to my larynx?

I've had hoarseness and a feeling of throat tightness around my voice box on & off for a year, also gastritis. Could this be acid relux to my larynx?

YES: YES!- GERD and hoarseness are commonly seen together. I suggest a medical examination, possible endoscopy, a test for H. pylori and PPI therapy for GERD. I also suggest voice rest and avoidance of NSAIDS and alcohol. ...Read more

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31m Tension headaches migraines for 3 months. Clicking /ticking feeling and noise when my heart beat / pulse is going fast. Lump feeling in throat / tightness. Shallow breathing weak pulse feeling

31m Tension headaches migraines for 3 months. Clicking /ticking feeling and noise when my heart beat / pulse is going fast. Lump feeling in throat / tightness. Shallow breathing weak pulse feeling

Tension headaches: Here is some general advice on headaches. For specifics to your situation re diagnosis and treatment you will need to consult with a doctor licensed in your area as treatment will depend on the diagnosis and your other health conditions. https://patient.info/health/migraine-leaflet ...Read more

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TSH 0.24, T3 (liothyronine) and T4 on the very low end of "normal". Why do I have this tightness feeling in the base of my throat?! Treatment?

TSH 0.24, T3 (liothyronine) and T4 on the very low end of "normal".  Why do I have this tightness feeling in the base of my throat?!  Treatment?

More workup: TSH is on low side. Are you on thyroid hormone replacement? If "tightness" of the throat is the complaint, you should get a neck(thyroid) ultrasound to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Throat tightness, can't swallow without drink?

Throat tightness, can't swallow without drink?

Dry Mouth: Moisture is necessary to swallow. A dry mouth will result in difficulty swallowing. Many reasons the mouth can be dry: age, medications, disease, habits like tobacco & alcohol. ...Read more

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I can't tast much for over a week. Was taking Prilosec and Xanax (alprazolam) have stopped both. My symptoms are throat tightness and pain, gerd. No cold.

I can't tast much for over a week.  Was taking Prilosec and Xanax (alprazolam) have stopped both.  My symptoms are throat tightness and pain, gerd. No cold.

Never stop your meds: Never stop your meds w/u consulting your dr. First.Especially something like xanax (alprazolam) where you can experience withdrawl sx even seizures. Call your dr. Asap. Smoking can cause loss of taste. Ask dr. About seeing a specialist if he/she cannot help.Dentist, ENT ? But i think the smoking is the problem perhaps along with alcohol.Later and xanax (alprazolam) not good anyway! also therapy not psych meds!good GI w/u. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop constant throat tightness?

What can I do to stop constant throat tightness?

Depends: Depends on the cause. It can be due to allergies, flu, growth of mass, infection or allergic reaction.. Depending on the cause the treatment will vary. ...Read more

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Throat tightness, burning and painful. What can I do?

Throat tightness, burning and painful. What can I do?

Depends on cause: If it is viral then treat symptoms with hydration, analgesics, honey, throatcoat tea. If from acid reflux then try antacids and antireflux dietary restrictions. If is bacterial then suggest culture to rule out strep and then treat culture specific antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes throat tightness/swollen choking sensation?

What causes throat tightness/swollen choking sensation?

See below: Many things, none of them good. You need to see your doctor today to sort these symptoms out. ...Read more

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Can excess swallowing cause throat tightness or trouble breathing?

Can excess swallowing cause throat tightness or trouble breathing?

No: Excess swallowing should not cause these symptoms. Talk with primary doctor about your complaints to determine if something else is causing these symptoms (i.e. asthma, acid reflux, etc.). ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Throat Tightness (Definition)

Nonspecific symptoms. Sensation of ...Read more