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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?

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

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Why does my throat stay dry?

Why does my throat stay dry?

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

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Why does my throat feels dry?

Why does my throat feels dry?

Lack of saliva: Our mouths become dry when the 3 salivary glands stop secreting. The cause varies from medications, over closed bites (tmj) and any overactivation of your sympathetic nervous system (stress). ...Read more

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What causes your throat to feel so dry?

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

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Why does my throat suddenly becomes dry?

Why does my throat suddenly becomes dry?

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 more

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Why do I always feel like my throat is dry?

Why do I always feel like my throat is dry?

Dry: Probably need to drink a little more fluids. If you have concurrent symptoms of dry eyes and dry mouth you may have a condition called Sjogren syndrome. Hormonal issues can also cause a dry mouth. Would suggest talking to your doctor about this problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your throat is often dry?

What does it mean when your throat is often dry?

Common issue: Throat can be dry due to medications, allergy, relative dehydraton ...Read more

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My throat feels dry and raspy! What can this be?

Viral...: A dry, raspy throat without fever or cough is usually due to a virus. Over the counter medications to manage your symtoms is all that would be recommended. ...Read more

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What causes the back of your throat to feel dry?

What causes the back of your throat to feel dry?

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

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My throat becomes dry and I feel very difficult?

My throat becomes dry and I feel very difficult?

Dry Throat: There can be a number of issues... See an ENT doctor for help.

Infections, metabolic problems, yeast, dehydration, auto-immune diseases, gerd, etc. Etc. I don't quite know what you mean by "feeling difficult"? ...Read more

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Why does my throat feel dry when I wake up is this normal.?

Why does my throat feel dry when I wake up is this normal.?

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

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Does the dried orange skin chinese medication help with sore throats?

Does the dried orange skin chinese medication help with sore throats?

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 more

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The back of my throat is dry and raspy I woke up last night coughing because my throat is so dry. .. What is wrong?

The back of my throat is dry and raspy I woke up last night coughing because my throat is so dry. .. What is wrong?

Dry throat: It sounds like you are simply low on fluid. Probably not to the point of dehydration, but down enough that your throat is dry. Dry throat can cause cough, sore throat and can put you at risk for infection. Increase your fluid intake...Drink more water. ...Read more

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What is making me have a dry scratchy throat?

Dry throat: Post nasal drip and nasal congestion can give you a dry itchy throat. Any medications that you take that dries your mouth also can add to your symptoms. ...Read more

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How to stop a dry throat?

How to stop a dry throat?

Cough drops: Cough drops work well while you are on medications that dry you up. If not better go see your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do about dry throat?

One option: I agree with dr. Seely. Consider gargling with aloe vera juice twice a day & hydrate well. ...Read more

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What should I eat with dry throat?

HYDRATION: Need to drink more water and avoid caffeine or other liqiuds that may make you dry. If dryness persists, see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How are dry and soar throat different?

How are dry and soar throat different?

Need Consultation: Can be the same and need to be solved as it is not normal function. ...Read more

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Why is my throat dry and soar at times?

Why is my throat dry and soar at times?

Throat irritation: Common sources for throat irritation or drainage from above - the nose and sinuses - or reflux from below - stomach acid. If either of these are happening to you, over-the-counter treatment is available. Could try an antihistamine, decongestant, or acid blocker. ...Read more

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How to relieve dry throat for three days?

Dry throat: Hydrate well with water - at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day. Try gargling with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more