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It Feels Like I Have Sand Running Down My Throat
I have white streaks on my tonsils, and mucus running down my throat. Is this tonsillitis? Or something else
Since yesterday I have a warm feeling running down my throat, I feel it more on my left side I feel some what congested, at times I have to clear my throat
This: This is called post nasal drip. The mucous produced in your nose as a result of a cold or allergies can travel from your nose down into your throat. This feels exactly how you described your symptoms "warm feeling running down my throat." the key to stopping this is to take an anti-histamine like Claritin or alavert and sudafed when you are congested. If your symptoms persists you may have a condition called allergic rhinitis which your doctor can treat with a steroid nasal spray. Take care. ...Read more
Hello! I recently have had drainage running down my throat the past week and now have three white sores appear in the back of my throat. Any idea of what it could be?
Post nasal drainage: Typically, Post Nasal Drainage (PND) is either allergic or viral in origin. In most cases conservative treatment with a mucolytic medicine or antihistamine will help. The white areas - depending on where they are - might be small viral ulcers, tonsil debris or inflammatation. Worsening of symptoms like sore throat associated with fever, chills, fatigue, etc would warrant further investigation. ...Read more
I've been prone to nose bleeds since I was little, but they've been running down my throat for the last year or so. Is that normal?
Let explain: Nosebleeds are divided into two types, depending on whether the bleeding is coming from the front or back of the nose. When the bleeding come from the front usually the bleeding come to the front. When the bleeding comes from the back of the nose usually drop in the back. Do you high blood pressure? ...Read more
Thick white drainage running down my throat...hard to swallow it. Even taking a drink doesn't wash it away. Nasal congestion only one side. Thoughts?
Postnasal drip: I would have some concern that this is an upper respiratory viral infection, that may be turning into a bacterial sinus infection; or it could be a flare up of allergies. If you don't typically have allergies and your symptoms have been going on for more than 7-10 days, bacterial infection is more likely. More information is needed and I would suggest seeing a doctor to evaluate this problem. ...Read more
My nose has been running and I smell and taste blood in my nose and down my throat. What does could it be?
Epistaxis: Sounds like your nose is bleeding towards the back of your nose. You should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more
The flap down my throat should point downwards but mine feels like its sticking upwards please help?
Epiglottis: Up with breathing down when swallowing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get checked: Your local ENT can give you a good checkup to make sure there are no masses or lesions in your nose causing any bleeding or help to decrease the mucous which might be giving you this sensation. ...Read more
Hi the flap is skin down my throat that points downwards feels like its stuck upwards and is really irritating me please help I'm so worried?
Uvula: It sounds like you are describing your uvula. It is like a punching bag that hangs from your soft palate. Do you snore every night? Sometimes it can be sore from chronic snoring. Or it could be simple inflammation that will resolve on its own. Eating a soft and bland diet and drinking plenty of liquids are helpful. If it is still bothersome, you should see your doc. ...Read more
Burning/ 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
Well, that: Would depend on how far you are sticking your finger down your throat before you feel it... If you are concerned about something abnormal consult with an ENT doctor to examine your throat. ...Read more
Hey I'm 19 and my throat is on for I've tried everything n it's not day 3 just to swallow is like a knife going down my throat any suggestions Thanks?
I feel a constant draining down my throat the past few hours and always smell something similar to how antifreeze smells. I feel like I'm choking.
Unsure: Hold head forward and pressure on the sides of your nose. Doing move your hands. If the bleeding continues get to the er. ...Read more
Are you asking about: Other ways to induce vomiting without use of your fingers or other objects to stimulate your gag reflex? If so, that would not be healthy & it would not be in your best interest for providers to give you alternatives to purge yourself. If I have missed the point of your question, please re-ask and clarify. Take care. ...Read more
About a week ago I noticed a sensation as if food was caught going down my throat. It always goes away and is worse with large bites. What could this be?
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