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Throat Closes Can T Breathe
Allergy: This event occurs mostly due to acute allergic swelling or severe asthma. This is not very common but some are susceptible and are advised to carry with them Adrenalin shots to counteract this frightening occurrence. It can also occur with throat swelling from certain focal infections - again not very common and usually with plenty of warning. ...Read more
My Throat is feeling like closing where it feels like doesn't have enough air to breath and am shaking?
I'm really burned in throat and gullet from reflux feels like I can't breath very well how can I relive it feel scared?
Hi, if you have acid reflux you need to adjust your diet, avoiding Alcohol, greasy food, acidic food, spicy food, Chocolate, Caffein, and possibly Garlic. Also losing weight could help a lot, do not lie down 30 minutes after you had food, have a lighter supper, talk to your doctor about PPI meds or H2 blockers.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Why do I keep getting woken up at night with a tickle at the back of my throat which makes me feel like I can't breathe very well?
I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't breathe. All of today my throat has felt closed up, its hard to breathe without the fan. What do I do?
Go to er: Go to emergency room for evaluation asap. ...Read more
My friends throat partcialy closes and he can hardly breath for about 30 sec sometimes longer. Its normal for him. This happens for no apparent reason?
No: This is never normal. He needs to see his physician to have this evaluated and examined. ...Read more
Not necesarily: If you already have a good oral hygiene routine, it could be dehydration make sure to drink plenty of water. Eating desserts at night before bed and not brushing your teeth can show up as bad breath in the morning. A whole list of medical conditions also cause bad breath, diabetes is the most common. ...Read more
Mouth breathing: If you are continuously breathing through your mouth out of habit or because your nasal passages are blocked, you may dry out the back of the throat and this makes it sensitive. ...Read more
Hi. I just want to ask why I felt like something stuck on my throat & sometimes hard for me to breath. Pls. Give some advice. Tnx?
Something in throat: It is unlikely that you have something stuck in your throat that is causing you difficulty breathing. The most common cause of this sensation is known as globus hystericus and is related to anxiety. Is there anything going on in your life over last 6 mos that may be causing you stress/fear? If it persists, though you want to make sure your thyroid is normal size and consider seeing an ENT doctor. ...Read more
What should I do if I have recently started coughing when I breath. Like the air irritates my throat or something. Does anyone know what this means?
I have two bite shaped marks possibly from a spider its been 1 hour since I noticed the bites my throat feels like its closing but I can still breath?
I keep swallowing my saliva every night as it keep building up, causing me to breathe rather fast than calmly and my throats makes a clicking noise.?
Throat swelling: This is not normal and you need to have it checked by your doctor or an orolaryngologist if it happens all the time without relation to a particular food. ...Read more
Foreign body throat: If you are truly having breathing issues, get to an emergency room right away. If it was just a scratch and there is no longer anything stuck in your throat, it should just improve with time. If the symptoms seem to worsen though, see an ent. Anxiety can give you the sensation of tightness in your throat. ...Read more
My baby is 15wks old & I noticed at 12wks his chest and lower throat dips in as he breathes, he isn't Ill or chesty at all is this normal?
Is needed to determine the reason for this observation. He may not have chest problems but may have other upper airway structural differences leading to the retractions.
As he is not in any distress you can be reassured he is not in any danger but you should have an explanation for the phenomenon. ...Read more
Suddenly I get this feeling in my throat like I can't breathe/ throat tightening its hard to explain it but only lasts 2 seconds then goes?
Vocal cord problem: You could have a condition called paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder which can cause your vocal cords to close when you breathe in instead of opening. This can cause a brief sensation of difficulty breathing and then the vocal cords open again. There are many other things that could be involved like laryngopharygeal reflux. Get an ENT evaluation with a video laryngoscopic exam and treatment. ...Read more
Butterfly/anxious feeling my my chest/throat but I don't feel nervous or anxious- no other symptoms other than I feel need to deep breathe. What is thi?
Anxiety vs arrthymia: If it quacks like a duck... Its likely anxiety. Many people have trouble labeling their emotions and can have limited symptom panic attacks with just one or 2 symptoms of anxiety. Alternatively, you could be having some irregular heart beats which can produce this sx. Check with your primary care md. ...Read more
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