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Why Is My Throat Always Dry
Why is my throat always dry on the right side. Been happing for a few months now and mainly happens at night. Tonsils have been removed years ago?
Dry Throat: While sleeping is generally due to sleeping with the mouth open. It also may be due to very low humidity in ones bedroom. Sleep apnea needs to be considered as well as blockage of the sinuses either mechanical or due to congestion. I would suggest you first try a humidifier and if that doesn't help then an evaluation by ENT may be in order. ...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
Dry throat: Hello. Dry mouth and dry throat can come from a number of causes. Side effects from medication is a common cause. In the winter months we evaporate more moisture from our airway. Remedies would be to drink more water, use a humidifier and mist your nose with a saline spray. Finally a condition called sjogren's disease could also cause this. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Dry Throat: Hello. Dry throat could be due to a side effect of medications, are you on any prescription or OTC medications? Allergy medications are commonly used during this time of year and can cause dryness. Another consideration is your fluid intake. If you aren't drinking enough water, our saliva and mucus from the nose is thicker and not as mobile hence a "dry" feeling. I hope this helps. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry throat: Hello, a dry throat could come from a lack of hydration from decreased water intake, sleeping with your mouth open, a side effect of medications, even a condition called sjogren's disease. Begin with drinking more water, sleep with a humidifier and see your doctor if it persists despite these suggestions. ...Read more
Mouth open!?: Do you sleep with your mouth open? Also do you drool at night? This signs have been associated with obstructive sleep apnea? So how is your sleep? It is not a problem, but I would make sure you keep your dental visits regularly (dry mouth can increase the risk of dental carries). ...Read more
Dried Orange Peel: Is one ingredient used in mixtures with traditional chinese medicine. Although this may help with sore throats, for significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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