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Is clearing your throat a lot bad?

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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
15 doctors agree

In brief: Throat clearing

Repetitive clearing of your throat could be a sign of postnasal drip, allergies, sinus, reflux or even a tic.

In brief: Throat clearing

Repetitive clearing of your throat could be a sign of postnasal drip, allergies, sinus, reflux or even a tic.
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Usually from allergies causing postnasal drainage .it feels uncomfortable and annoying especially when you start to choking and gagging almost feeling breathless.take allergy meds and expectorants to relieve symptoms.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Great answer Dr. Selter. Throat clearing is the most common for of tic. Allergies, etc., must be addressed, but most mild tics go undiagnosed and people take a lot of allergy meds for an undiagnosed tic.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Repetitive throat clearing may cause trauma to the vocal cords.
The more important question is why are you clearing your throat a lot? Clearing your throat a lot can be a nervous habit, a tic, or a response to irritation from smoke/allergies/post nasal drip. You may want to see your doctor to investigate this further.

In brief: Yes

Repetitive throat clearing may cause trauma to the vocal cords.
The more important question is why are you clearing your throat a lot? Clearing your throat a lot can be a nervous habit, a tic, or a response to irritation from smoke/allergies/post nasal drip. You may want to see your doctor to investigate this further.
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