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How To Get Rid Of Catarrh In Throat
Is there any natural remedies I can take to get rid of chronic thick catarrh I have in my throat I have to constantly keep clearing my throat?
Allergies?: It is possible that this mucous is the result of allergies. It may also be a sign of copd, especially if you are a smoker or exposed to secondhand smoke on a constant basis. Another possibility is an infection though not likely if this is going on for a long time. Recommend a visit to your physician. In the meanwhile drinking plenty of water may reduce the thickness. ...Read more
Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more
Throat burn: As long as you can swallow without too much discomfort, I wouldn't be too worried. It may take a few days, but it should go back to normal, quickly. If you have any trouble getting food/liquids down or if you have trouble breathing, go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more
Snot: Body produces up pint more mucous day as protective mechanism. When becomes thick- tacky causes congestion nose throat. Saline1/2 tsp salt to 8oz water, gargle frequently spit out. Cleanses throat. Also gimger root- shred 2 tsp put in cup. Add bioiling water. Cover 15-20 min. Strain. Add 2 tsp homey and 2 tsp lemon juice, gargle swallow. Use good cough drops. Average person makes 16000 gal snot in. ...Read more
See your MD: Not for sure which hole you are talking about, but if it is something that is new and bothersome you should get checked by your health care provider. They maybe be able to answer your question better, ...Read more
Sore throa: Sorry it will take7-10 days for you to get better despite what you do. ...Read more
Please see your PCP: Or gastroenterologist. There are several things that can cause such a sensation. You do need to get it checked. Sorry, can't say what it is exactly as I can't examine you. ...Read more
Take a hot steamy: Shower or turn on the kettle and breathe in the steam (not too close!) That should help. Over the counter expectorants might also help to loosen the mucous. Use as directed on the bottle. ...Read more
Push with q-tip: These "stink balls" are called tonsillolihs (tonsil stones). They are collections of debris in the little holes of the tonsil. They can be removed by pushing next to the white spot with a q-tip. It is also helpful to gargle with a 50:50 mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide. If this doesn't work, go see an ENT physician. ...Read more
It runs it's course.: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! Get medical >. ...Read more
Foreign body: Sensation of something stuck in throat is common. It is very unlikely the sunflower seed is still in your throat, it is just a sensation. If you can eat and drink without problem, you are fine. ...Read more
Mucous in throat: You could gargle with warm saltwater you could have either allergies or reflux especially if you have an acid taste in your mouth acid taste associates with reflux. Try an over the counter antiacid and see if helps. You could even try mucinex (guaifenesin). This will thin the secretions. Good luck. ...Read more
Throat catching: A retained foreign body (fishbone, etc) can be the culprit. But many things may cause difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), including reflux disease (gerd), esophageal dysmotility, anatomic diverticula, poor dietary habits (eating large meals late at night, excessive alcohol, etc), or narrowing of the esophagus inlet to the stomach. The foreign body should be ruled out, then a further exam done. ...Read more
How can you get rid of the feeling of food stuck in your throat? Feels like it wants to come back up?
ENT doc: Unusual symptom. You may have some anatomical abnormality. You may have a swallowing idsorder of esophagus See ENt doc for evaluation. ...Read more
There is prominent limph nodes in my left side of throat" I feel heaviness here! How to get rid of it"?
Lymphadenopathy: Consult a doctor immediately to evaluate potential congenital, infections or neoplastic etiology of the enlarged lymph node. ...Read more
Ponaris: Ponaris is a nasal decongestant drop that is available otc and consists of pine oil, eucalyptus oil, menthol and other things that open the nose and drain down to soothe the throat. See your physician for further evaluation if this doesn't help. ...Read more
Swollen throat: Hello, this condition of throat swelling needs to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the cause. Is it infectious? Could it be an allergic process? Hypertrophic tonsils? Each condition would require a different treatment. ...Read more
Acid or infection: Possible causes of a sour throat are acid reflux especially if it is after meals or when laying down. A chronic tonsil or throat infection can also cause a sour taste. Suggest avoiding alcohol, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, and no eating 3-4 hours before laying down along with otc antacids such as Prilosec. If no better after a month then may need antibiotic trial. ...Read more
Be patient: If it is a true cold (viral throat infection) there isn't much you can do, except for treat the symptoms while your body fights the infection. Stay well hydrated, take lots of vitamin C and Zinc, take decongestants, cough suppressants, and fever/pain meds as needed. Typically these last for 5-7 days. ...Read more