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Throat Closing Up Symptoms
Will your throat closing be the only symptom of allergic reaction? Will it stop closing on its own?
Not the case: 'Throat closing' is a symptom for many disorders including severe allergic reaction, but won't be the only symptom, can it happen in theory, may be, but in real life, severe allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, usually has other associated symptoms too, can be depressed respiration, reduced blood pressure, wheezing, or the rash and swelling of soft tissues (angioedema).etc. Keep epinephrine shot handy ...Read more
When having an allergic reaction, can throat closing or funny feeling in throat be the ONLY symptom you have? Or will you have other symptoms with it?
Throat closing can: Be an independent allergic response.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Could be esophageal stricture or schatzki ring
or pharyngeal or upper air way obstruction. ...Read more
Why is it that after I take some hits off of my hookah pen my throat feels like its kinda closing?
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
About 4 to 5 times a day it feels as if my throat is closing up and I start panicking it lasts for about a minute, what could be causing this?
Panic attack: A classic symptom of panic attacks is to wake up from sleep with a panic attack. Often the attacks appear to have no trigger, but the underlying dysregulation of the stress response system is easily triggered into a panic attack. If the person also avoids things/activities for fear of having a panic attack, then panic disorder becomes the diagnosis. Seek cognitive behavioral therapy for panic. ...Read more
If I stay up late or wake up early then my digestion system gets disturb I feels like food coming and committing and throat closing. Plz help?
Google GERD: This sounds like GERD. This occurs when the contents of your stomach leak back into your esophagus. It may only leak into the lower esophagus or come right up into your mouth. Either way it burns and irritates your throat. I bet you are taking in some caffeine which always makes this worse. Take some antacids, avoid late or large meals before going to bed. Stop caffeine. There are other treatments ...Read more
At the bottom of my throat it feels like it's closing has been for a week now, not affecting my breathing but it scares me. Please help me.?
LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, feeling of the throat closing, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor Rx. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
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?
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
This warrants: Medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've been getting bad sore throats and I'm tired (like strep symptoms) for days after work out, why?
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
My throat closed off completely. I could not get air in or out. It has only happened once. I am 59 yr old?
Emergency: If you can't get air in or out, call 911. If it has resolved, the laryngospasm could be from a variety of causes, and you need to sort it out to prevent it from happening again. Primary care can direct you appropriately. ...Read more
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
Hv a feeling like the right side of my throat is constricted, smtimes feels like something is stuck there. Symptoms worsen through the day. What to do?
ENT referral: I would have ENT physicians do a full examination and if they do not see anything, you could get evaluated by an allergist to assess if these symptoms occur after eating certain foods. GI would be a good idea too if you have trouble swallowing. ...Read more
ASAP: You should go to the er immediately with any airway issues or a feeling that your throat is closing up. ...Read more
Throat swells: Edema, or swelling of the throat is one of the symptoms of major allergic reactions. If this is due to an allergic reaction it can worse interfering with breathing which could be fatal. You should immediate contact you physician about further evaluation and the possible need for emergency epinehrine, ie ei-pen. ...Read more
My Throat is feeling like closing where it feels like doesn't have enough air to breath and am shaking?
Went 2 ER. Hot dry flushing, BP 158/87 (high for me)warmth overcomes me, throat feels like closing, this is happening daily and last longer each time. Y
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