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Is Clearing Your Throat Bad
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
I have this chronic throat clearing problem for a little over a year now. It started after a bad cold, and won't go away. Please give advice.
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
How bad will my throat clearing be on a plane? My endoscopy will not b done before i go away.Will the altitude make it worse? I am so nervous now!
It might be ZERO!: "throat clearing" is often a nervous tic, with a skilled hypnotherapist, accomplished with the use of medical hypnosis, it may be abolished with a single visit! especially if there is a large psychological component. If the origin of the symptom is "organic", a small dose of haloperidol (haldol) may abolish it. That is the drug used in tourettes's syndrome; a disorder of verbal tics, vocalizations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a bad throat n cough. The throat is good, the cough is clearing, but now my ear is plugged. Tried yawning, nothing works, what can I do to hear?
I have chronic throat clearing stuffy nose and bad breath , is it caused by allergies or acid reflux ?
Sinuses: Seems to be you have allergies causes you sinuses to be inflammed. You also seem to have post nasal drip causing you to clear your throat very often. I suggest cleaning your nostrils and paths with saline spray ( no additives added) and cleanse at lest 3x a day for 2 days then once daily. see if that helps. If it persists, see your primary doctor. Acid reflux could also cause halitosis. ...Read more
I keep clearing my throat/ "choking" . Could this be allergies? I suffer badly from allergies & asthma. I also have painful swollen nodes & am on anti
Ate a muffin almost choked managed to swallowbut now it feels like crumbs are stuck at back of throat I have to keep clearing it can it be stuck there?
Unlikely: may have irritated area. Drink water and also gargle with some salt water I teaspoon table salt Ina large glass warm water twice daily. If not improved in a day or so see ENT for exam ...Read more
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