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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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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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I woke up with a lot of congestion this morning that has since gone away. it scared me because it was so bad. had to keep clearing my throat. could t?

I woke up with a lot of congestion this morning that has since gone away. it scared me because it was so bad.  had to keep clearing my throat. could t?

Recurrent problem?: Sudden congestion is usually caused by viral infection or irritant exposure. If recurring, if you've had sinus infections, or if you have other typical symptoms (can include nasal drip, sneezing, itchy eyes/ears/throat, ear fullness, headache) then consider an evaluation for different (allergic and non-allergic) types of chronic rhinitis ...Read more

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Is clearing your throat bad for your throat?

Is clearing your throat bad for your throat?

Possibly: If this is 3-4 times a minute-something is going on.If 3-4 times a day-no worries. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a lot of throat clearing for almost a year and a half, should I be concerned its serious?

I have been experiencing a lot of throat clearing for almost a year and a half, should I be concerned its serious?

LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. You need to see ent. I doubt anything serious, but get checked. ...Read more

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On occasion after i eat I have a lot of clearing throat and hacking going on. What is that from? Its been going on for years.

On occasion after i eat I have a lot of clearing throat and hacking going on.  What is that from? Its been going on for years.

Possible GERD: One of the most common reasons for this symptom is undiagnosed acid reflux. I noticed Ibuprofen on your list of meds. Depending on how much you take, that can aggravate acid reflux. I would limit that as well as caffeine. Consider trying an acid blocker such as otc zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Regardless, an eval by your doctor is important. ...Read more

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I'm not sick or anything, but recently I have been clearing my throat a lot again... Is it because of allergies or something is wrong with me?

I'm not sick or anything, but recently I have been clearing my throat a lot again... Is it because of allergies or something is wrong with me?

Hard to tell: Both post-nasal drips from allergic rhinitis or sinusitis can induce throat clearing. However reflux may also cause similar symptoms even at your young age. We need to know if you have any problem with nasal obstruction, discharge, or food regurgitation to venture a guess. ...Read more

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I have a really bad cough. I'm always coughing and clearing my throat. What should I do?

I have a really bad cough. I'm always coughing and clearing my throat. What should I do?

Consult: The symptoms you describe make we wonder if you have a chronic post nasal drip and may have a chronic low grade sinus infection. If your cough is worse when you lie down and if it is bad tasting and if the mucus is discolored I am even more convinced. You may benefit from an appropriate course of antibiotics.. You may also have reflux. It may be time to see your physician. ...Read more