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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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I have a mild headache, sore neck, sore throat, nasal congestion, and chills. What's a good OTC medicine to take? Are zinc lozenges effective at all?

I have a mild headache, sore neck, sore throat, nasal congestion, and chills. What's a good OTC medicine to take? Are zinc lozenges effective at all?

See a doctor: Sore throat and neck ache and headaches could be associated with a number of potentially dangerous illnesses that may need antibiotics to treat. See your doctor who may send cultures and prescribe antibiotics if needed. ...Read more

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Can you have tonsil issues that cause hoarseness, breathy-ness, tight full feeling throat for months with no fever/sickness?

Can you have tonsil issues that cause hoarseness, breathy-ness, tight full feeling throat for months with no fever/sickness?

Sure you can: Hypertrophic tonsils could cause lots of problems such as snoring, collapsing airway when sleeping (obstruction sleep apnea) mouth breathing, poor oral hygiene with bad odor breath and even mood change (because you not sleeping well at night. Suggest consult a Healthtap doctor or your PCP. May need ENT referral. Take care and good luck. ...Read more

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I seem to have a cold and am losing my voice, what's the best tx for this? sx are mild nasal congestion, sore throat, very mild/occasional cough

I seem to have a cold and am losing my voice, what's the best tx for this? sx are mild nasal congestion, sore throat, very mild/occasional cough

Symptomatic therapy: Hoarseness due to laryngitis is common with viral upper respiratory infections, like the common cold, and should return to normal after a few days. Meanwhile, simple measures with warm, soothing liquids and menthol throat lozenges may help. Zinc lozenges may also help as well as non-prescription cold remedies that target your symptoms (nasal congestion, cough). ...Read more

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Got the flu and developed an irritated, sore throat. Painful to swallow, and a constant achy cough. Any remedies to ease it? Thanks

Got the flu and developed an irritated, sore throat. Painful to swallow, and a constant achy cough. Any remedies to ease it? Thanks

Rest! Hydrate!: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

Agree w Dr Pascolini: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a streph throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 3 mnths....Painful throat ! plz guide with the best treatment!no fever or cold!?

Sore throat for 3 mnths....Painful throat !
plz guide with the best treatment!no fever or cold!?

Need an exam: I suggest you see an ENT doctor for evaluation. Are you on nasal steroid sprays or steroid asthma inhalers? Possibilities include laryngopharyngeal reflux, post nasal drip, yeast infection, foreign object. Tumor is of low likelihood in your age group. ...Read more

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Can urgent care dr's order diagnostic tests or only PCPs? Have lump in throat feeling and virus, lump feeling getting worse, scared of throat closing.

Can urgent care dr's order diagnostic tests or only PCPs? Have lump in throat feeling and virus, lump feeling getting worse, scared of throat closing.

Pharyngitis: Any properly licensed physician can order diagnostic tests. It sounds like you have a garden variety viral pharyngitis. You likely just need an exam and may not need or get "diagnostic tests". Keep your throat moist, rest, stay warm. Don't get anxious. ...Read more

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Is laryngeal sensory neuropathy reversible? Constant cough and burning throat one side. Hurts to talk. Homeopathic treatments?

Is laryngeal sensory neuropathy reversible? Constant cough and burning throat one side. Hurts to talk. Homeopathic treatments?

Riiiiii-co-laaaaaa!!: Where'd you hear about that??First, and most importantly, it is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means most or all other possible causes of a chronic cough must be investigated. Assuming that, then you need the care of a specialist in this area.They might try certain medications and/or some Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. But you need to have coughed for over, say, six months for the workup to begin ...Read more

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Throat sore for months. Feels scratchy &like lump or something is there.Get acid reflux several times/week.See doctor or just try OTC meds for reflux?

Throat sore for months. Feels scratchy &like lump or something is there.Get acid reflux several times/week.See doctor or just try OTC meds for reflux?

See a GI doctor: Not only do you want to be sure that your throat symptoms are related to the acid reflux, but you also want to be evaluated to see why you are having such significant reflux or hyperacidity. ...Read more

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Itchy throat and cough keeping me 'and' everyone else up at night- tips to get rid of or soothe? Medicine and throat lozenges do nothing for it.

Itchy throat and cough keeping me 'and' everyone else up at night- tips to get rid of or soothe? Medicine and throat lozenges do nothing for it.

Post nasal drip: You may have. Post nasal drip that is causing your cough and itchy throat. Use salt water nose drops several times a day. Go to sleep with a vaporizer and sleep on several pillows. Use vaporub on chest before you go to sleep. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd), sore throat and throat tightness. I've been to several doctors with no real relief. I had an upper gi exam as well as an endoscopy, everything checked out good. Medication has little effect. Is surgery required ?

I am experiencing  heartburn (gerd), sore throat and throat tightness. I've been to several doctors with no real relief. I had an upper gi exam as well as an endoscopy, everything checked out good. Medication has little effect. Is surgery required ?

Surgery: Don't know what modifiable risk factors you have GERD or what medications you have been taking. What did the doctors who evaluate you say? You wrote in to the medical education portion of health tap where we don't make diagnoses or provide treatment. ...Read more

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Bad post nasal drip for three months. Constant sore throats and feeling like something is stuck in throat. Medication little effect any suggestions?

Bad post nasal drip for three months. Constant sore throats and feeling like something is stuck in throat. Medication little effect any suggestions?

May need referral: If you have genuinely been taking medications as prescribed (e.g. daily steroid nasal spray for 6 weeks) without any improvement then you should seek further attention. You may need to be seen by an ENT Dr (ear, nose, throat) to make sure there is not an alternative cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Suffered from sore throat, raspy voice for years. Tried speech therapy. No polling etc. Always clearing throat. What's best to eat? To avoid?

Suffered from sore throat, raspy voice for years. Tried speech therapy. No polling etc. Always clearing throat. What's best to eat? To avoid?

Post nasal drip: Chronic post nasal drip with or without allergic cause or reflux would be two of the most common causes of those symptoms. You can do a trial of antihistamines, pull dairy from your diet, or do allergy testing to confirm this as the cause. Reflux can be confirmed by seeing ent, having a nasal scope and showing inflamed vocal chords. ...Read more

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Any remedies for sore throat and loss of?

Any remedies for sore throat and loss of?

Home remedies sr thr: Warm saline gargles, raspberry tea gargles, pain meds if needed, chlraseptic lozences to numb the pain, rest, gargle with listerine, etc. ...Read more

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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