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My throat feels tight and scratchy. Not hoarse though. Whassup?

My throat feels tight and scratchy. Not hoarse though. Whassup?

Tight throat: Could due to several conditions. More worrisone would be anaphylaxis which could be life threatening. If you started a new medication, seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Was at outdoor party yesterday with many cigarette smokers. This morning woke up with tight chest feeling and scratchy throat. Should i worry?

Was at outdoor party yesterday with many cigarette smokers. This morning woke up with tight chest feeling and scratchy throat. Should i worry?

Irritant: Exposure to cigarette smoke can be very irritating to the nose and lungs when inhaled second-hand. It can be even more irritating to people with a history of rhinitis or asthma. If you are truly having difficulty breathing, wheezing, feeling like you can't get enough air in, please go to emergency department or urgent care. If minor symptoms, will likely go away soon. ...Read more

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What would cause brief hoarse voice and scratchy throat? It lasts for maybe 30 seconds then goes away,starts as a tickle under tonsil it feels like

What would cause brief hoarse voice and scratchy throat? It lasts for maybe 30 seconds then goes away,starts as a tickle under tonsil it feels like

Could be reflux...: Since it doesn't sound like you are sick, and allergy symptoms would last longer, I wonder if you are having gastro-esophageal reflux. When a little bit of the highly acidic liquid from your stomach sloshes up into the esophagus, it can actually cause hoarseness, spasm of the voice box, cough and wheezing. Check with your doctor. LGromko MD ...Read more

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I have been a bit sick, scratchy throat, sniffles, now I am hoarse. I don't feel congested but my head hurts when i bend forward. Feels like pressure.

I have been a bit sick, scratchy throat, sniffles, now I am hoarse. I don't feel congested but my head hurts when i bend forward. Feels like pressure.

Sinusitis: Your symptoms may indicate a sinus infection if they have been dragging for a few days. See your doctor. In the meantime, use a saline nasal spray and over the counter decongestants to help you with your symptoms. ...Read more

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My throat is itchy and I have a bad dry cough with sore tight chest?

My throat is itchy and I have a bad dry cough with sore tight chest?

Dry cough: Given that you have provided us with no information about yourself, not even your age, let alone any medical history or medications, you may have environmental allergies, gastric reflux or pharyngobronchial infection. You may try OTC antihistamine and PPI to see if you have relief as well as keep well hydrated. If no improvement after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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