Throat

  • ryno

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    Sep 06, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    Been sort of having minor issues with my throat; sometimes as the day goes on it gets really dry and feels like it tenses up despite drinking alot of water. It makes my voice hard to project and overall just more effort to talk. Has anyone else ever had an issue like this? Not sure if drinking something with caffeine would help or some type of lozenge, not sure.
  • ciizer

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    Sep 06, 2012 4:02 AM GMT
    i've been having some irritation with my throat too since sunday evening, and it is getting slightly worse now. i'm quite sure my body is just really stressed at the moment. do u think you are not getting enough rest too op?
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    Sep 06, 2012 4:51 AM GMT
    Probably post nasal drip, which may not make sense. I have allergies and that's what happens to me during ragweed season. My nose doesn't run, it's barely even stuffy. But I have this raw, irritated throat, sometimes it feels like there's a pinch in my throat if I talk for awhile. Lozenges help with the irritation, especially Ricola or Horehound candy. But a nasal spray makes the biggest difference for me.
  • FitGwynedd

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    Sep 06, 2012 4:54 AM GMT
    ryno saidBeen sort of having minor issues with my throat; sometimes as the day goes on it gets really dry and feels like it tenses up despite drinking alot of water. It makes my voice hard to project and overall just more effort to talk. Has anyone else ever had an issue like this? Not sure if drinking something with caffeine would help or some type of lozenge, not sure.


    How long as this been going on?
  • ryno

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    Sep 06, 2012 12:19 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd said
    ryno saidBeen sort of having minor issues with my throat; sometimes as the day goes on it gets really dry and feels like it tenses up despite drinking alot of water. It makes my voice hard to project and overall just more effort to talk. Has anyone else ever had an issue like this? Not sure if drinking something with caffeine would help or some type of lozenge, not sure.


    How long as this been going on?


    On and off for the past few years; I do have allergies, but can't tell if it's connected or not.
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    Sep 06, 2012 12:22 PM GMT
    You sure you haven't taken too many dicks down your throat?
  • ryno

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    Sep 06, 2012 12:36 PM GMT
    kscott6671 saidYou sure you haven't taken too many dicks down your throat?


    No, but are you worried of someone beating your record?
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    Sep 06, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
    You should probably go see an ENT doctor while its happening, they can look down your throat and see what's going on.

    Most likely it's allergies but get a professional opinion.

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    Sep 06, 2012 12:57 PM GMT
    I've had similar issues - I also have a postnasal drip which I think is linked.

    ENT said that not a lot can be done, although he has given me a steroidal nasal spray to try.

    I find that horseradish / garlic caps help to clear the sinus' and the throat does get better.
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    Sep 06, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    Eh.. You should probably go to the doctor if drinking a lot of water isn't helping at all.
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    Sep 06, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
    So I had this problem throughout my early twenties, and the extent / time of year would change depending on the city I lived in, as it is linked to air quality, for sure. Pollen contents are higher in the afternoon until evening so if you already have allergies it could just mean something extra in the air is causing additional irritation. You could inquire as to whether you may have a minor form of asthmas in which case your bronchioles become restricted causing the annoying throat symptoms. I studying intensely as a vocalist so I thought my whole life was on the rocks. They put me on a tiny pill called singulair which you take at night and it causes the bronchioles to dilate = throat was back to normal when I needed it to be!!
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    Sep 06, 2012 2:12 PM GMT
    kscott6671 saidYou sure you haven't taken too many dicks down your throat?


    LOL I didn't say but I thought the same thing...
  • NorthChinaLi

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    Sep 24, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    give me kscott6671. i DESIRE him.
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    Sep 24, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    yep, post nasal drip. you might not even be aware of it. Most likely have a sensitivity to something in your environment, or something you are eating. Before going on meds, you might try using unscented soap, deodorant, cleaners and laundry detergent. Say no to cologne. Keep clean linens washed in hot water on the bed. Keep the house dust free. Vacuum upholstery well. Or just wait for winter to start and hope that it goes away.
  • dimaperm

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    Sep 24, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    NorthChinaLi saidgive me kscott6671. i DESIRE him.


    what does this have to do with the topic at hand? second time i've seen you post this in reading forum posts this morning. send him an e-mail instead of doing this on here!
  • FitGwynedd

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    Sep 24, 2012 3:18 PM GMT
    dimaperm said
    NorthChinaLi saidgive me kscott6671. i DESIRE him.


    what does this have to do with the topic at hand? second time i've seen you post this in reading forum posts this morning. send him an e-mail instead of doing this on here!


    +1
  • FitGwynedd

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    Sep 24, 2012 3:18 PM GMT
    OP do we have any updates? Hope your doing better after a few weeks
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    ryno saidOn and off for the past few years; I do have allergies, but can't tell if it's connected or not.

    Post nasal drip caused by allergies could be a cause of sore throat, as already mentioned. Being seasonal during the periods when airborne allergens are highest could be a clue. Enter your ZIP code here:

    http://www.weather.com/activities/health/allergies/index.html

    There are also indoor allergens, an issue in Minnesota where many homes & businesses are built nearly air-tight against the winter cold. Minnesota also has a problem with indoor mold because of the climate, and many people are allergic to the spores. The site above will also link you to info on indoor allergens.

    A doctor should look at your throat, and possibly take a swab to culture. You may have a chronic tonsil infection, which will flare up from time to time. The doctor can also see if you've got post nasal drip, from allergies or another cause. Something topical like a lozenge can help the symptoms, or even drinking tea without cream, but will not cure it. You should find out the actual cause so it can be treated.
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    Sep 28, 2012 7:29 AM GMT
    maybe you should swallow so you could moisturize your throat better

    just kiddingggg...here are some links to dry throat. i think you should go see a doc if it bothers you

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/25383-causes-dry-throat/

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5121555_cure-dry-throat.html
  • ryno

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    Oct 28, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    zeffery saidmaybe you should swallow so you could moisturize your throat better

    just kiddingggg...here are some links to dry throat. i think you should go see a doc if it bothers you

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/25383-causes-dry-throat/

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5121555_cure-dry-throat.html



    I think I actually heard somewhere that it gives your teeth a good shine, but brushing/flossing might be a better option.

    What I found was that when I used sinus meds or anti-histimines with the throat soreness and no other symptoms it actually improved. So I'm thinking it's just allergy/irritation which most suggested it was on here. A good ole harsh Minnesota winter ought to keep it at bay though.
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    Oct 28, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    it soundslike minor hay fever, or if you do have any alergies, it can be setting it off very slightly,
    my family have hay fever, but not me, but around certain times when they are having all the systems i have dry thoat, so it can affect you in small ways

    lozengers with honey extract help or honey its self icon_smile.gif
    imo
  • Medjai

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    Oct 28, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    Go see a doctor. Most here are not doctors and can't make a valid diagnosis. I mean, look at the variation from everyone? You've got one thing that everyone is diagnosing differently because they have no idea. Anyone who is a doctor would recognize they need an in person examination to make a diagnosis.

    Again, go see a doctor.
  • LJay

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    Oct 28, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
    Talk to you doctor and be sure to ask about simple saline spray which can help with sinus problems and postnasal drip.

    No matter how minor it may seem, anything that goes on for a year deserves looking at by a good doctor.

    This is one of the reasons why broad health care coverage is so importnat. simple preventive care can take care of problems and anxiety if it is easily available.