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I heard that lemon tea helps with your throat clearing. Is this true?

I heard that lemon tea helps with your throat clearing. Is this true?

Lemon tea/ Throat: Lemon tea, warm water, cool water or any other tea helps with throat clearing, presuming that it it the result of thickened mucus in that location. The point is to stay hydrated, which helps thin mucus and keep it moving smoothly and discretely down the throat. This limits the reflex to clear your throat. ...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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Why is tea with lemon and honey recommended while treating a sore throat?

 Why is tea with lemon and honey recommended while treating a sore throat?

Mainly: TEA = Tannic acid a natural "mucolytic" (dissolves mucous) LEMON and HONEY the honey SOOTHES the inflamed throat (Mainly it makes the TEA TASTE BETTER Hope this helps! BE WELL Dr Z ...Read more

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Chamomile tea with honey and lemon, gargling with water and salt, but nothing helps my sore throat?

Chamomile tea with honey and lemon, gargling with water and salt, but nothing helps my sore throat?

Eval: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more

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I heard that milk helps with your throat pain. Is this true? What about throat clearing?

I heard that milk helps with your throat pain. Is this true? What about throat clearing?

Milk: It can help a sore throat from acid in the throat (reflux). It does seem to increase mucous in the throat, which could cause throat clearing. Throat clearing could also be from reflux... ...Read more

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I started with sore throat .. Now I constantly clearing throat and mucus and coughing .. Stuffy nose . When I drink tea or coffee seems to make worse ?

I started with sore throat .. Now I constantly clearing throat and mucus and coughing .. Stuffy nose . When I drink tea or coffee seems to make worse ?

Throat discomfort: Top diagnoses to think about this time of year would be strep throat, allergic sinusitis & post-nasal drip, all of which can be tied into each other. To help with symptoms, you can obtain an antihistamine like Allegra & pair it with a nasal steroid like Flonase, both are OTC. Gargle with Listerine. Plenty fluids. If you are having fevers and the mucus is yellow-green, see your doc for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does post nasal drip cause constant throat clearing?

Does post nasal drip cause constant throat clearing?

Yes: When body produces excessive mucus, thicker than normal does it become problem when the mucus runs down the back of the nose to the throat, it's called postnasal drip.Colds, flu allergies (called allergic postnasal drip), sinus infection or sinusitis are most common causes. Postnasal drip creates an annoying feeling that makes you want to constantly clear your throat. Antihistamines help. ...Read more

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Can enlarged thyroid cause throat clearing and excess sputum feeling?

Can enlarged thyroid cause throat clearing and excess sputum feeling?

Throat Clearing: Unless the thyroid is asymmetric or huge, would not cause throat clearing. Chronic fatigue and throat clearing, rule out: acid reflux with reduced sleep post nasal drip due to chronic sinusitis generalized aching: consider gum disease or sinus disease. Sinusitis: see www.Grossaninstitute.Com. ...Read more

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Can anxiety lead to excessive mucus in the throat and/or throat clearing?

Can anxiety lead to excessive mucus in the throat and/or throat clearing?

Not really: As anxiety is more known to "dry" the mouth making speaking difficult. On the other hand, in your case, anxiety may trigger a reflexive "clearing" throat irritating the pharynx enough to produce excessive mucous. An allergic reaction and/or viral infection should be ruled out. Get your gp have your throat examined first & then see a mental health professional 2 get help w/ your anxiety. ...Read more

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Constant throat clearing. Not crazy. No other symptoms. Would I need an HIV test?

Constant throat clearing. Not crazy. No other symptoms.  Would I need an HIV test?

Allergies??: The throat clearing may be associated with allergies especially to dust or dust mites. See an allergist for some testing. Good news is that this symptom has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with HIV! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Throat Clearing (Definition)

Throat clearing is related to coughing, and is forceful passing of air through the throat in order to cough phlegm or saliva from the ...Read more