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Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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Why do my throat close off so much? It keeps closing off monthly

Why do my throat close off so much? It keeps closing off monthly

Be examined: Preferably when you have an acute episode. Document any triggers that may cause it. Often allergies or exercise will cause these symptoms. Review this with your doctor to see if you need medication to use for breathing. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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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


Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
42 years in practice
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Every time I exercise or have any stimulation really....My throat feels like it is closing up more. Been having issue for 4 years now. Any help?

Every time I exercise or have any stimulation really....My throat feels like it is closing up more. Been having issue for 4 years now. Any help?

Many causes...: The most likely is probably exercise induced asthma, which occurs most commonly with inhalant allergies. Histamine is excessively released with warmth in some people, but i feel eia is the most likely cause for how you feel! see your doctor! it can be easily diagnosed or ruled out as the cause! ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What cause throat feel like its closing?

What cause throat feel like its closing?

Possibilities: If you've just eaten or otherwise been exposed to something to which you're allergic, your sensation of throat closing could be from anaphylaxis. This would be accompanied by wheezing and difficult respiration. In this case, you need to get to er quickly. If this is not the case, then it's also possible your symptoms are coming from anxiety . . . For which there are good treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Why does my throat spasm unexpectedly, like completely closing?

Why does my throat spasm unexpectedly, like completely closing?

Serious, or not...: The cause of this sensation have a variety of causes. If it is associated with difficulty breathing or asthmatic breathing, as seen in an anaphylactic reaction to something and potentially fatal. More likely, it is an exaggerated form of anxiety or a symptom of hysteria, in which the muscle in the pharyngeal area go into muscle spasm. Or an abnormal form of swallowing where muscles are dyskinetic. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My throat has been hurting for about five days, but I have no other symptoms of a cold. What could this be?

My throat has been hurting for about five days, but I have no other symptoms of a cold. What could this be?

Many: It could be as simple as chronic drainage down the back of the throat, viruses, allergies, strep throat, mono, other bacterial infections and dryness due to central heat or air and mouth breathing. You may need to see a pcp for evaluation and possible treatment. Try salt water gargles (1/2 teaspoon salt in 6-8 ounces of very warm water) several times a day. ...Read more

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Been having a dry throat for the past week. Feels incomftarble and like its closing in on me. It sometimes goes away. But worse during nighttime. ?

Been having a dry throat for the past week.  Feels incomftarble and like its closing in on me.  It sometimes goes away.  But worse during nighttime.  ?

Nocturnal dry throat: Air is moisturized as it passes through nasal passages.If not drinking enough H2O,this may not happen as well - so dry throat.Mouth breathing doesn't moisturize air-so dry throat.Congested nose(can happen more at night)= more mouth breathing-so dry throat esp at night. Hydration is key.Cold air holds less H2O vapor than warm; it's November.Cannot diagnose individually-your case may be different. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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My throat has been hurting me for 4 days but I do not have any other symptoms and otherwise feel fine. What should I do?

Likely viral: F you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a 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 amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Why is it that after i take some hits off of my hookah pen my throat feels like its kinda closing?

Why is it that after i take some hits off of my hookah pen my throat feels like its kinda closing?

Not sure: Inhaling foreign substances irritates the respiratory system. Are you allergic to any of the substances being inhaled? If my throat felt that way, i would stop using the hookah. ...Read more

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
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What would cause your throat to swell and feel like its closing?

What would cause your throat to swell and feel like its closing?

Reflux: If this is a chronic feeling, the most common cause is acid reflux (coming up into your throat). The acid can cause some mild swelling of your voicebox which will feel like your throat is closing. If it it happens all of a sudden then it could be from something much more concerning and you should be seen. ...Read more

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