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Dr. Warren Foster
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Throat Tightness (Overview)

Throat tightness is a sensation that the throat space is narrower or smaller than usual. This can be due to inflammation or swelling of the throat, such as in allergic reactions.


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Is it possible that tinnitus cause throat tightness?

Is it possible that  tinnitus cause throat tightness?

Possibly: Tinnitus & throat tightness may have common cause involving the eustacian tube (connects middle ear to the throat). It functions as a drain & pressure equalizer for the middle ear. Tinnitus occurs in 10-20% of people esp as they get older. Holding your nostrils & gently blowing against a closed mouth may relieve pressure. If it persists it is best to consult your doctor to determine cause & tx. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
40 doctors shared insights

Throat Tightness (Overview)

Throat tightness is a sensation that the throat space is narrower or smaller than usual. This can be due to inflammation or swelling of the throat, such as in allergic reactions.


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What does it mean if my throat feels tight every time i eat?

What does it mean if my throat feels tight every time i eat?

Maybe spasm: Could be dysfunction or spasm of upper part of esophagus. Recommend eval by GI or ENT doc ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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Throat tightness ?

Throat tightness ?

Many options: If it is of recent onset and associated to swelling of soft palate, or lips, tongue or difficulty to breath may be an emergency. Otherwise many things may cause it: dry throat, elderly ( presbyesophagus), webs in the esophagus, gerd or reflux, stenosis from cancer , achalasia or pseudo achalasia, or something acute like pharyngitis x virus or strept throat. Even neurosis or anxiety may cause it. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) XR or Lexapro cause gerd? Was treated for sob & throat tightness w/ppis before due to gerd. Started new meds & symptoms are back + burning.

Can Xanax (alprazolam) XR or Lexapro cause gerd? Was treated for sob & throat tightness w/ppis before due to gerd. Started new meds & symptoms are back + burning.

Medication effects: I understand your distress. Side effect of Lexapro may be GERD and Anxiety which can cause GERD Side effect of Xanax (alprazolam) XR can be abdominal distress See Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis of reoccurrence of symptoms, new meds; and Treatment. Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Diagnosis •Benefits and side effects of Lexapro and Xanax (alprazolam) XR •Decreasing the dose •Therapy for stresses to develop coping skills ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for tight throat?

What is the best treatment for tight throat?

See your doctor.: You have to find out what's causing it. You should see your doctor right away because this could signal heart disease. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a person to get neck and throat tightness?

Can anxiety cause a person to get neck and throat tightness?

Yes but: Yrs, but so can medical conditions like heart attacks and allergic reactions (not trying to cause more anxiety!) - give your doctor a call. If you don't have one, and this is new for you, go to a clinic or ed right away. ...Read more

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Took allergy meds earlier, half glass alcoholic cider, 1 soma (carisoprodol). Cant sleep, woke up with diarrhea throat tightness. Risk of respiratory concern?

Took allergy meds earlier, half glass alcoholic cider, 1 soma (carisoprodol). Cant sleep, woke up with diarrhea throat tightness. Risk of respiratory concern?

The dangerous trio: If you are taking soma, (carisoprodol) allergy meds and consume alcohol, then you should understand the effects of mixing the three. When these substances are combined the effect is compounded. The symptoms could be seizures, drowsiness, dizziness respiratory problems, GI problem and even death. If you feel that you are addicted to Soma (carisoprodol) and alcohol, call your doctor. The help is available ...Read more

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Water/saliva makes my throat tight; goes away if I don't swallow or eat something solid. Slightly relieved by pressing tongue against roof of mouth.

Water/saliva makes my throat tight; goes away if I don't swallow or eat something solid. Slightly relieved by pressing tongue against roof of mouth.

Symptoms Complex &: result of a huge number of variables. As embodied Souls?Mind?Brain?Body, the range of internalized history to body perceptions& behaviors is huge, thus huge individual variations. Suggest look up reported side effects of meds; e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migraleve as one place to start. However, the list of interacting possibilities remains huge. Work at finding help worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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Throat tightness ?

Many options: If it is of recent onset and associated to swelling of soft palate, or lips, tongue or difficulty to breath may be an emergency. Otherwise many things may cause it: dry throat, elderly ( presbyesophagus), webs in the esophagus, gerd or reflux, stenosis from cancer , achalasia or pseudo achalasia, or something acute like pharyngitis x virus or strept throat. Even neurosis or anxiety may cause it. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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