Top
10
Doctor insights on: Throat Clearing Asthma

Share
1

1
Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Maybe: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness that is recurrent. It typically worsens at night and with exercise. There are multiple triggers including allergies, smoke/irritants and even acid reflux. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform a history, exam and lung function tests to help determine if asthma is the cause. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Sue Ferranti
2,967 doctors shared insights

Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


2

2
Can post nasal drip cause asthma? Secondly, can it cause chronic need for throat clearing? Thanks

Can post nasal drip cause asthma? Secondly, can it cause chronic need for throat clearing?
Thanks

No and yes: A post nasal drip will not cause asthma but it certainly could cause you to have to clear your throat. Everyone has a post nasal drip and it is only a problem when there is a change in either the quality or the quantity of the mucus. Once the cause of the change in mucus is treated the sensation of a post nasal drip should improve. ...Read more

3

3
LPR? Excessive mucus in throat throat clearing,neg results 2 ENts. have had 2 nissens for GeRD 10yrs apart. history asthma(not now)All meds haven't worked

LPR? Excessive mucus in throat throat clearing,neg results 2 ENts. have had 2  nissens for GeRD 10yrs apart. history asthma(not now)All meds haven't worked

LPR?: Sounds like you should clear this up with your docs. May need definitive study such as pH probe or CT sinus / nasopharyngoscope / repeat EGD if these have not already been done. If two ENT docs agree and the meds haven't worked we may need to consider an alternate diagnosis. ...Read more

4

4
Throat clearing from mucus. Possible side effect of Depakote OR Lamitcal??(1875mg &200mg)2Ent's nasal scope neg. Have Nissen. history of asthma. Tried meds

Excess mucus: Thick mucus is a sign that your nasal cilia are not doing their job of moving bacteria out of the nose/sinuses properly. To correct poor ciia movevement Drink green tea with lemon and honey Use pulsed nasal/sinus irrigation at a rate for restoring cilia. For the Hydro Pulse Nasal/ Sinus irrigator, add two teaspoon of Xylitol to the 500 ml basin, irrigate 2x a day until clear. ...Read more

5

5
Lung congestion for 3 months with throat clearing and loss of voice. Have asthma, allergies gerd, and svt. Not getting better. Any smells exacerbate.

Spirometry : Spirometry is a measurement of airflow in the lungs. Testing both before and after the inhalation of albuterol can be used to determine your response to medication. The use of inhaled controller medications for persistent symptoms is part of the regimen used for contolling asthma. In addition, controlling triggers such as gerd and allergic exposures are important. Your svt requires your md's input. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

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

Yes it is your: Allergy (postnasal drip) causing you to clear your throat and choking sensation.Need to get it under control to avoid asthma flare up. Discuss with your physician ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
I've been short of breath lately, i smoke cigarettes and have asthma. I've also been clearing my throat a lot lately too. Could it be cancer related?

I've been short of breath lately, i smoke cigarettes and have asthma.  I've also been clearing my throat  a lot lately too. Could it be cancer related?

Unlikely: While you are at increased risk for lung cancer due to your smoking, you likely are experiencing the direct effects of smoking. Your ability to clear secretions is impaired directly from smoking and you are most likely having to clear your throat more frequently because of that reason. A chest x-ray would be a reasonable option. Your symptoms may resolve if you were to quit smoking. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
persistent clearing of throat and excess mucus in throat Have tried allergy/asthma meds and low dose PPIs. A new allergist or GI doc? Silent re

 persistent clearing of throat and excess mucus in throat Have tried allergy/asthma meds and low dose PPIs.
A new allergist or GI doc? Silent re

LERD possible: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Agree, further evaluation is in order. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Does my daughter have asthma? 13 years old, depression, blue looking hands, mouthbreathing, trouble sleeping, nasal congestion, clearing throat all the time, occasional scratchy throat, headaches soreness

Does my daughter have asthma? 13 years old, depression, blue looking hands, mouthbreathing, trouble sleeping, nasal congestion, clearing throat all the time, occasional scratchy throat, headaches soreness

Asthma a good bet.: Asthma would be a good bet. However it could be several things. It might be a heart condition. You don't give details such as the length of illness. She needs treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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


Throat Clearing (Definition)

Throat clearing is related to coughing, and is forceful passing of air through the throat in order to cough phlegm or saliva from the ...Read more