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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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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

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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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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
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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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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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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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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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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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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once
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I woke up early in the morning with my throat closing up, what could that be?

I woke up early in the morning with my throat closing up, what could that be?

Lots of options: Depending on the details, this could range from sleep apnea to reflux to nasal dryness. See your pcp or an ENT to get more guidance. ...Read more

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