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Doctor insights on: How To Relax Your Throat

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What's good for sore throats ?

What's good for sore throats ?

Depends: A simple sore throat from a cold responds nicely to hot liquid of some type. Some people like hot water and honey, some like tea, and then there is always chicken soup. Lozenges can help as well as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). If the sore throat is severe and you are having trouble swallowing, not just discomfort, but pain you may have a viral or bacterial infection. In that case you should see your doctor. ...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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What causes long lasting sore throats?

What causes long lasting sore throats?

Sore throat: If you are having problems with reflux this can cause a chronic sore throat. Stay away from spicy foods, caffeine, and red sauce. Follow up with your doctor if you are having this problem, you may need further treatment. Good luck ...Read more

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Throat growth inside?

Throat growth inside?

See your doctor: A new throat growth is definitely concerning. You should see your doctor (and eventually an ENT - otolaryngologist) so he can perform a complete history and examination on you. It may be your regular anatomy, an infection, or a cancer. This is something you don't want to ignore. ...Read more

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My throat keep hurting me ?

My throat keep hurting me ?

Tonsils, GERD, sinus: In my practice this usually is either 1) chronic tonsillitis 2) heartburn or acid reflux 3) chronic sinusitis or allergies. See your local ent. ...Read more

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Pain in right lower throat?

Pain in right lower throat?

Tonsils? Canker sore: Many possibilities. Strep throat, tonsillitis, canker sore, viral illness, are all possibilities. You primary care doctor should be able to help. ...Read more

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How do I help a sire throat?

How do I help a sire throat?

Simple remedies...: Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. Prevent dehydration. Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat. Use a vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products and avoid secondhand smoke. Use nonprescription throat lozenges. ...Read more

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Why does my throat stay dry?

Why does my throat stay dry?

Could be meds: Metformin often causes dry mouth, among other potential side effects. If the dry mouth/throat precedes the metformin, other reasons might be that you are a "mouth breather" if you have poor airflow through your sinuses; you could have a mild yeast infection in your throat (thrush), or dry mouth plus dry eyes can be signs of some autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Why does my throat feels dry?

Why does my throat feels dry?

Lack of saliva: Our mouths become dry when the 3 salivary glands stop secreting. The cause varies from medications, over closed bites(tmj) and any overactivation of your sympathetic nervous system(stress). ...Read more

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Why does my throat feel raspy?

Why does my throat feel raspy?

It may be inflammed.: See if this helps. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey & sip. ...Read more

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What to do for a burnt throat?

What to do for a burnt throat?

If it is burnt due : To inhalation of heated gases - please seek emergency assistance. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read more

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Why does my throat always hurt?

Why does my throat always hurt?

Be seen: It is likely due to post nasal drip from allergies at this time of the year, but it could also be a chronic tonsillitis or similar infection. Your doctor should be able to help. ...Read more

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Phelem stuck in back of throat?

Postnasal drip: most common reason why there is phlegm in the back of the throat is mucus coming from the nasal area (postnasal drip) that is thick and dries up. Steam inhalation will help get this up and clear the nasal-throat passageway ...Read more

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Is clearing your throat a lot bad?

Is clearing your throat a lot bad?

Throat clearing: Repetitive clearing of your throat could be a sign of postnasal drip, allergies, sinus, reflux or even a tic. ...Read more

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How to make my throat stop hurting?

Gargling salt water: If your throat is red and you have swollen tonsils- it is best to get a streph throat test. However, mixing salt in warm water and gargling can be remarkably effective. ...Read more

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How long should a sote throat last?

3-7 days: It depends on the cause but most sore throats are self limited and resolve in a few days. Sore throat in the morning that resolves after a few hours and returns the next morning is usually due to post-nasal drip and can last for weeks or longer. ...Read more