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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 more
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 more
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 hurts: A dry throat is common when the temperature drops in the winter, especially if stuffy nose leads to mouth breathing. Feeling swollen is due to irritation / inflammation of the throat. Again, mouth breathing due to stuffy nose is a common cause of throat irritation. Reflux of stomach acid, irritation from smoking, nasal congestion and post nasal drainage may all contribute to the irritation. ...Read more
Dry throat: Hydrate well with water - at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Considering using a humidifier. Look at medications you are taking to see if any of them could be contributing to dry mouth/ throat. Your pharmacist can help with this. You can suck on sugarless candy to increase salivation. ...Read more
Dry throat: One of the more common causes of dry throat at nighttime is from mouth breathing. You might not even be aware that you breath through your mouth at night. If you snore, this can sometimes be a clue. There are several devices that can help with keeping your mouth closed. The scratchiness is likely directly secondary to being dry. The mouth really needs to be moist. Stay hydrated, too. ...Read more
Rhinitis or GERD: This may from several things - 1) if you snore... Your mouth is open and the back of the throat (and mouth) can dry out... Very common complaint in snoring and sleep apnea. 2) this could be nasal drainage (rhinitis) (allergy or non-allergy related). 3) this could be a manifestation of acid reflux (gerd). ...Read more
Tilex: Tilex is an irritant and is irritating your mucus membranes. Either wear a mask when you use it or get another product. ...Read more
My throat feels so dry. No matter what I do, how much water I take, medication, nothing helps. What can I do?
Dry throat: Do you smoke? Have you tested for allergies? Address both these issues for answers. ...Read more
I've been sick a few days and suddenly my throat has become very dry and water doesn't help much. What should I do?
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