Top
20
Doctor insights on: My Throat Feels Tight And Scratchy Not Hoarse Though Whassup

Share
1

1
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


3

3
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

4

4
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

12

12
Sore throat hoarse voice and itchy almost losing voice throat is red and spotted should make appointment with dr? Wait? Home remedies? 20 F 213.8lbs

Sore throat hoarse voice and itchy almost losing voice throat is red and spotted should make appointment with dr? Wait? Home remedies? 20 F 213.8lbs

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

13

13
How fast do symptoms of walnut allergy start. I ate a cake containing walnuts 2 hours ago and now my throat fills a bit itchy and tight, with cough?

How fast do symptoms of walnut allergy start. I ate a cake containing walnuts 2 hours ago and now my throat fills a bit itchy and tight, with cough?

Go to ER: If your symptoms haven't resolved since you posted this an hour ago then go to the ER. Get evaluated by an Allergist. You will need an epinephrine autoinjector if you are allergic.
Reactions typically start right away but can be delayed. ...Read more

15

15
What causes your throat, when swallowing, to feel like a lump is in it and hoarseness, and a scratchy throat with a lot of phlegm?

See your doctor: Although that could have started as a viral upper respiratory infection, from you description there could be a secondary bacterial infection on top needing an antibiotic prescription ...Read more

16

16
I fear everyday about getting anaphalayxis few minutes after I eat throat gets tight an I get nervous anxiety? Never itchy hives or swelling?

I fear everyday about getting anaphalayxis few minutes after I eat throat gets tight an I get nervous anxiety? Never itchy hives or swelling?

Stricture: Imp to rule out peptic esophageal stricture (narrowing of a region of lower esophagus due to reflux=gerd).Gerd assoc with > 80% cases esoph stricture.30% gerd assoc with fatty foods, late night eating, & eating large meals/ large amt of food at one time-hence also bulimia. Stricture causes difficulty swallowing & chest pain. See your doctor or, ideally, a gasteoenterologist for evaluation & trt. ...Read more

17

17
I had watermelon juice on sat nite, fine. Ate a sliver of w/melon on sunday, itchy throat and hoarse voice for an hour. Is it allergy? Do I worry?

I had watermelon juice on sat nite, fine. Ate a sliver of w/melon on sunday, itchy throat and hoarse voice for an hour. Is it allergy? Do I worry?

Itchy throat, hoarse: Yes, you should be careful and get this checked out. Hoarseness can mean your vocal cords are swelling. This is a very dangerous symptom of a systemic allergy, because if they swell too much, they can close off your airway. You need to be tested for watermelon allergy. If it's positive you'll need to avoid watermelon and carry epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

18

18
Sex was protected& ejac in condom after pullout. Oraquick neg @5.5wk. Now (7wk) have scratchy/tight throat& 1 jawline lump. Should I be worry of hiv?

Sex was protected& ejac in condom after pullout. Oraquick neg @5.5wk. Now (7wk) have scratchy/tight throat& 1 jawline lump. Should I be worry of hiv?

HIV symptoms: Hi

from my experience you did not get HIV and this set of symptoms you are describing are not HIV signs.

But, there are better tests than the antibody tests you are describing. There are HIV viral testing protocols that can close the window to 14 to 21 days from exposure. Please find a place where they are experts in this vital medical concern.

Congratulations on your safe sex practices. ...Read more

19

19
I've been sneezing up a storm lately, but no itchy eyes, hoarse throat etc. That'd suggest it's allergies.

I've been sneezing up a storm lately, but no itchy eyes, hoarse throat etc. That'd suggest it's allergies.

Still likely: Allergies don't have to affect anything other than your nose, so it still could be allergies. Anything that irritates the lining of your nose, like pollen, pepper or even some new lipstick or makeup that you put on your upper lip could be doing this. I'm sure it's a nuisance but it's not dangerous. Noses like to clear themselves out especially if irritated, and that's often a good thing! ...Read more

20

20
5min protected sex. Oraquick test neg @6wk. Wk7 have throat little itchy/dry/tight/feels like somethin stuck&light sneeze no fever. Hiv related or no?

5min protected sex. Oraquick test neg @6wk. Wk7 have throat little itchy/dry/tight/feels like somethin stuck&light sneeze no fever. Hiv related or no?

Probably fine: It sounds as if you wisely used a condom, and now are getting a cold. If you were a man having vaginal intercourse with a woman, your risk is low even if she is infected. Since you are clearly very worried (and I understand), ask your physician whether you can pay extra for a pcr test for the virus; you'll know for certain. ...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