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Dry throat. Tightness and cough especially at night. Pfts done. Is it asthma?

Dry throat. Tightness and cough especially at night. Pfts done. Is it asthma?

It is possible: A lot of patients with Asthma get tightness of the chest and cough at night during an acute attack. You need to be examined by your MD who will be able to tell you for sure if it is Asthma or not. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Sore throat, tight chest, cough?

Sore throat, tight chest, cough?

Bronchitis?: It is possible these symptoms are due to acute bronchitis caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat with throat tightness but no cough or flu. Bronchitis?

Sore throat with throat tightness but no cough or flu. Bronchitis?

Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor or go see him/her. ...Read more

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17 yr old male, minor throat tightness, with some phlegm. Occasional coughing better after eating. Caused by pollen or what else? Is it a concern?

17 yr old male, minor throat tightness, with some phlegm. Occasional coughing better after eating. Caused by pollen or what else? Is it a concern?

Reflux: The only thought I have is that you have a reflux problem causing irritation at your throat and coughing. The improvement immediately after eating is due to the acid being diluted or neutralized by the food you have consumed. Does improvement occur also when drinking coffee, tea, or cola? ...Read more

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When exposed to second hand smoke regardless of how minor I tend to get a tight throat and cough up pink unknown chunks. Is this something I should be concerned about?

When exposed to second hand smoke regardless of how minor I tend to get a tight throat and cough up pink unknown chunks. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Yes: You need to be seen by an ENT specialist, to examine your upper airways, you probably have some sort of inflammation / lesion that's causing such symptoms whenever irritated, best wishes ...Read more

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I have heartburn, difficulty/painful swallowing, feels like there's something stuck in my throat, chest pain/tightness and a cough. What could it be?

I have heartburn, difficulty/painful swallowing, feels like there's something stuck in my throat, chest pain/tightness and a cough. What could it be?

Globus sensation?: Sounds like you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen lips, wheeze, cough, tightness in throat, tightness in chest are all present during my kids month on tobi (tobramycin). I wear n95 1 hr & hepabut still sx.

Swollen lips, wheeze, cough, tightness in throat, tightness in chest are all present during my kids month on tobi (tobramycin). I wear n95 1 hr & hepabut still sx.

Talk to your doctor: Much of the dose of tobi (tobramycin) goes into the air rather than directly into the child, especially when given with a mask rather than mouthpiece. It sounds like you are having a reaction to it. Talk to your child's doctor who has prescribed the tobi (tobramycin). It may be necessary to switch to a different inhaled antibiotic for your child rather than tobi (tobramycin). ...Read more

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Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum

Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum

PFT: If you were my patient I would consider a full pft including total lung capacity and dlco and/or a methacholine challenge test to determine is asthma or a different obstructive lung disease is present. ...Read more

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Swelling ankles tightness in throat coughing milky white sputum. No pain anywhere?

Swelling ankles tightness in throat coughing milky white sputum. No pain anywhere?

Sounds serios: Could be heart failure or bad pneumonia ; rec to go see a doctor right away and at least get an xray of your chest done. ...Read more

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Throat tightness, burning and painful. What can I do?

Throat tightness, burning and painful. What can I do?

Depends on cause: If it is viral then treat symptoms with hydration, analgesics, honey, throatcoat tea. If from acid reflux then try antacids and antireflux dietary restrictions. If is bacterial then suggest culture to rule out strep and then treat culture specific antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to stop constant throat tightness?

What can I do to stop constant throat tightness?

Depends: Depends on the cause. It can be due to allergies, flu, growth of mass, infection or allergic reaction. Depending on the cause the treatment will vary. ...Read more

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What can be causing throat tightness stress/anxiety?

What can be causing throat tightness stress/anxiety?

As above: I advise u to see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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

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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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Constant throat tightness. I'm starting to suspect it's something else and not my vocal cords (I have VCD)?

Constant throat tightness. I'm starting to suspect it's something else and not my vocal cords (I have VCD)?

Vocal cord dys.: This is also called paradoxical vocal fold motion abnormality. It often is treated with speech/voice therapy. Another co-factor to treat with this problem can be LPR-laryngopharyngeal reflux. Acid/stomach enzymes can get into the esophagus and larynx triggering throat tightness, throat clearing and VCD. This can be treated with dietary measures and reflux medications, as well. See ENT to check. ...Read more

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Anxiety-throat tightness--what is relationship?

Autonomic response: Similar to the answer about flushing; anxiety, worry, fear trigger autonomic (automatic unconscious) physiological chemical responses in our central nervous system (brain). Emotions have a vast array of somatic (body) effects: get to the underlying source of anxiety or at least develop some healthy coping alternatives: relaxation, meditation, breathing techniques, visualization. ...Read more

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Could throat tightness be from seasonal allergies?

Could throat tightness be from seasonal allergies?

Throat Tightness: I would feel comfortable saying yes if accompanied by the other typical seasonal allergy symptoms, rhinorrhea, scratchy throat and eyes, congestion, post nasal drip, epiphora, conjunctival redness, etc. ...Read more

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Throat tightness, can't swallow without drink?

Throat tightness, can't swallow without drink?

Dry Mouth: Moisture is necessary to swallow. A dry mouth will result in difficulty swallowing. Many reasons the mouth can be dry: age, medications, disease, habits like tobacco & alcohol. ...Read more

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Could gastric reflux be causing my throat tightness?

Could gastric reflux be causing my throat tightness?

Yes: I don't know your details. The answer is that your throat has no acid protection system. If stomach acid is allowed to reflux then it could burn your throat tissue. If this is recurrent you need checked. ...Read more

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What can cause throat tightness? (not a food allergy)

What can cause throat tightness? (not a food allergy)

Multiple reasons: Could be something as simple as anxiety or something pathology in the area. Would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Can a viral upper respiratory cold cause throat tightness?

Can a viral upper respiratory cold cause throat tightness?

Throat tightness: What do you mean by "throat tightness"? Are you saying you have difficulty breathing? Difficulty swallowing? Something else? If you feel like your throat is swelling, you may need emergency help. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause a feeling of throat tightness?

Can seasonal allergies cause a feeling of throat tightness?

Yes: Sometimes extensive exposure to pollen can cause throat tightness and even a more severe allergic reaction that could trigger hives, trouble breathing and throat tightness. ...Read more

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What can be causing swallowing difficulties/throat tightness?

What can be causing swallowing difficulties/throat tightness?

See an ENT: This warrants a consult with an ear nose and throat specialist to establish the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractic neck adjustment cause throat tightness sensations?

Can a chiropractic neck adjustment cause throat tightness sensations?

Yes: Chiropractic massage/adjustment is strenuous and should never be allowed on the neck. The back is strong enough usually to withstand it. There have been a number of cases of paralysis, fracture and stroke at the hands of chiros overdoing it on the neck. If your neck troubles you, see an orthopedic specialist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve throat tightness due to seasonal allergies?

What are some ways to relieve throat tightness due to seasonal allergies?

Seasonal allergies: Many use a netti pot to inhale moist vapor and add camphor or other oils to moisten the membranes and loosen secretions. Also, an ultrasonic bedroom humidifier. Unless lots of symptoms, like sneezing, itching, etc, avoid the drying effect of otc antihistamines. ...Read more

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