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Excessive Throat Clearing should not be Neglected

Written by
Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Sep 02, 2014 and last reviewed on Sep 06, 2019   -  1 min read

Abstract

This article discusses the lifestyle modifications to overcome Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease, a common cause for throat irritation

Excessive Throat Clearing should not be Neglected

If you are having frequent throat irritation that leads to excessive throat clearing with an occasional feeling of something stuck inside the throat, then you might have something called as Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease (LPRD).

It may also be associated with dry cough and roughness of your voice which may last for many weeks.

This problem occurs when acid from within the stomach travels upwards in the food pipe and causes irritation to your voice box and throat wall.

The recommended treatment is with proton pump inhibitors for a duration of 3 to 6 weeks in addition to a few important lifestyle modifications such as:

The cure for this condition requires a lot of patience and effort, especially from the patient. Medications are only helpful if taken for 3-6 weeks or more in a continuous manner. LPRD may take many weeks to resolve if medications are frequently self-altered or interrupted. Excessive clinical consultations may result in such a case.

For further details regarding LPRD, consult an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist

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Last reviewed at:
06 Sep 2019  -  1 min read

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