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What Is The Flap In Your Throat
What is the flap in throat behind your tounge that you can feel if you stick your finger in your throat?
Epiglottis: Actually, you're probably feeling your epiglottis, which is a structure that protects your airway when you swallow. My best advice is to stop sticking your finger down your throat! ...Read more
For months I have felt like there is something flapping in my throat and sometimes feels like a stabbing pain and feels constantly strained and hurts.
May be a growth: Please see an otolaryngologist ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
What to do if when I wake up and it feel like my throat is being blocked off by a flap. It is hard to explain. What could this be?
Possible sleep apne: Please discuss this with your primary care physician; any physician, including your primary care, can order a sleep study to determine if there truly is clinically significant airway obstruction. If the test is positive, you can be referred to an otolaryngologist for a more thorough examination of your throat. If the exam documents to structural changes, . ...Read more
Uvula?: This isn't my area of expertise, but sometimes you (or at least i) can feel the uvula, which is that small piece of skin that you can see hanging between the tonsils when you shine a light in your mouth. If this is a chronic problem, you may just have a larger-than-normal uvula. Ear/nose/throat doctors have various methods of dealing with this, if it is bothersome. ...Read more
The flap down my throat should point downwards but mine feels like its sticking upwards please help?
Epiglottis: Up with breathing down when swallowing.Get a more detailed answer ›
I seem to have a hard time exhaling. When I do while lying on my back, it feels like a flap or something in the back of my throat closes off, my husba?
Sore Throat: The best treatment for a site throat depends on the cause of the sore throat. If you have strep, you need an antibiotic. If you have a virus, you need hydration, rest, and symptom control. Another cause of sore throats is post nasal drip from allergies. Gargling with warm salt water can help some with all of them. ...Read more
See your doctor: A new throat growth is definitely concerning. You should see your doctor (and eventually an ENT - otolaryngologist) so he can perform a complete history and examination on you. It may be your regular anatomy, an infection, or a cancer. This is something you don't want to ignore. ...Read more
Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort.
Prevent dehydration. Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat.
Use a vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom.
Do not smoke or use other tobacco products and avoid secondhand smoke.
Use nonprescription throat lozenges. ...Read more
Could be meds:
Metformin often causes dry mouth, among other potential side effects.
If the dry mouth/throat precedes the metformin, other reasons might be that you are a "mouth breather" if you have poor airflow through your sinuses; you could have a mild yeast infection in your throat (thrush), or dry mouth plus dry eyes can be signs of some autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
Sure.: Depends on the throat issues you mean. Soda can increase reflux of stomach content into esophagus, which can cause throat irritation and pain. Regular and diet can do so, even seltzer. Very sweet drinks and foods increase reflux, as does caffeine (cola, dr pepper, sierra mist, sunkist orange, mountain dew, etc). ...Read more
Chloroseptic: Chloroseptic spray is the most effective pain medicine for sore throat over-the-counter, ibuprofen (motrin/advil), naproxen (aleve), or tylenol (acetaminophen). Herbal tea with lemon & honey, warm salt gargles. If viral, chicken soup actually has a viricidal effect. If the pain is severe with fever, no cough, nausea, headache, enlarged neck lymph nodes, see doc for a strep test. Zarbees, no honey, > 12 months. ...Read more
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