Why does my throat hurt when I run?

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    Dec 16, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    Whenever I run my throat starts to hurt. So I just avoid running. Instead I ride my bike but my throat starts to hurt after a while too. It's the same things when I sing, after singing for a while my throat hurts.

    When I ride my bike I carry a water bottle to keep my throat lubricated but it still hurts a little.
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    Dec 17, 2012 12:07 AM GMT
    It could be acid reflux. Exercise can cause your stomach acid to increase and go up to the esophagus. As for singing, I'm guessing the straining of your voice box will cause your throat to hurt. Get it checked out by a doc to make sure it's nothing serious.
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    Dec 17, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    It could be that you are always a little on the dehydrated side throughout the day so running as well as the singing causes your throat the dry out much faster than it normally should. Try upping your water intake an hour or so beforehand
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    Dec 17, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidIt could be that you are always a little on the dehydrated side throughout the day so running as well as the singing causes your throat the dry out much faster than it normally should. Try upping your water intake an hour or so beforehand


    I drink water all the time though. But I guess it is that my throat dries up.
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    Dec 17, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    Shyguy_1986 saidWhenever I run my throat starts to hurt. So I just avoid running. Instead I ride my bike but my throat starts to hurt after a while too. It's the same things when I sing, after singing for a while my throat hurts.

    When I ride my bike I carry a water bottle to keep my throat lubricated but it still hurts a little.

    1) Lozenges. Pop a lozenge into your mouth just before you go out.

    2) Ride slower. Ride so you can breathe comfortably through your nose a good portion of the time.

    3) Neck gaiter. Wear a neck gaiter around your neck, and bring it up over your mouth when riding into the wind.

    4) Spend more time outside and get used to the temperature and the wind.
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    Dec 17, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    It was nice of you to ask us. I'm a Medical Imaging Technologist. If that thing kills you, would you feel silly for asking us instead of your doctor after you're dead? Hmm? Seriously dude, you need a proper medical opinion from someone your insurance company is paying for. Like a Doctor.
  • monstapex

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    Dec 17, 2012 10:28 AM GMT
    It's part of the fat burning process.It just the fumes from the burning fat irritating your throat.icon_lol.gif
  • FitGwynedd

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    Dec 17, 2012 1:08 PM GMT
    Is it your throat, or deeper in your chest? If it is deeper in your chest, and a burning, constricting feeling, you might want to be tested for asthma. Cold, dry, winter air also aggravates asthma. With modern inhalers and medications, you will be surprised how little it effects activities such as running, as long as you are diagnosed and treated properly!
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 17, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    It's because you need to swallow, instead of spit.
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    Dec 17, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
    perhaps you are breathing from your mouth and its drying out your throat- try breathing from your nose =)
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    Dec 17, 2012 9:05 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd saidIs it your throat, or deeper in your chest? If it is deeper in your chest, and a burning, constricting feeling, you might want to be tested for asthma. Cold, dry, winter air also aggravates asthma. With modern inhalers and medications, you will be surprised how little it effects activities such as running, as long as you are diagnosed and treated properly!


    Nah, it's my throat, not my chest. Although I have a 1st cousin with asthma,
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    Dec 17, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    catchy_screen_name saidperhaps you are breathing from your mouth and its drying out your throat- try breathing from your nose =)


    I do end up breathing through my mouth but even when I consciously breathe through my nose it hurts.
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    Dec 17, 2012 9:21 PM GMT
    What about deep throating? Does that cause your throat to hurt? If it does you have a horrible medical condition known as No-gay-man-will-ever-want-you.

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    Dec 20, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidWhat about deep throating? Does that cause your throat to hurt? If it does you have a horrible medical condition known as No-gay-man-will-ever-want-you.

    Please seek medical help ASAP! icon_lol.gif


    Nope, I have no problems there. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 20, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
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    Dec 20, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    Try chewing gum while running or biking...it will produce saliva lubricating the throat and mouth.....
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    Dec 20, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
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    Dec 20, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
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    Dec 20, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    When I breathe too heavily my throat get irratated, maybe the same happens to you? And even after drinking it usually still hurts. It usually takes a couple of minutes to go back to normal.

    Try a lower intensity of cardio and see if it happens. If you don't breathe as heavy it probably won't happen again.
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    Dec 20, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    WaytoDawn saidWhen I breathe too heavily my throat get irratated, maybe the same happens to you? And even after drinking it usually still hurts. It usually takes a couple of minutes to go back to normal.

    Try a lower intensity of cardio and see if it happens. If you don't breathe as heavy it probably won't happen again.


    Yeah probably, I guess I should pace myself.
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    Dec 24, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    You know, I'd never heard of this before until a few months ago, and now you're the 3rd person that I've heard that has this.

    The most likely reason for these symptoms is drying out your throat, due to breathing through your mouth instead of your nose. Especially if you run in dry, cold weather, breathing through your mouth dries out your throat lining. Other environmental things that could cause this are dust or pollen in the air. If you're allergic to these things, it can trigger swelling in your vocal cords, called vocal cord dysfunction. The medical conditions that could be exercise-induced are sinusitis, gastric reflux, and asthma. All of these could lead to a cough and shortness of breath with exercise, but sore throat alone would be unusual.

    I'd suggest breathing through your nose as much as possible when running, and wearing a scarf or cover over your mouth and neck. If that doesn't work, try an antihistamine before you go running. If you develop other symptoms, you should see an ENT doctor to look into your throat with a camera.
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    Dec 24, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    Go to a doctor. It could be anything and a doctor will know the right questions to ask and will definitely want to do order a throat culture. It could be nothing or it could be a STI, allergies, throat strain, infection or something more serious. Persistent soreness is never good since the lining of the throat and esophagus is delicate.