Throat Congestion

When there is a postnasal drip, the mucus gets stuck in the throat, and it causes throat congestions. It occurs when the nasal passage is filled with mucus, but the body still produces mucus to fight harmful infections and allergens. It leads to sore throat, cough with phlegm, unable to clear throat, etc. Taking steam inhalation, using a humidifier, warm salt water gargling, using decongestants, etc., helps in relieving throat congestions.

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I suffer from acid reflux and experience swelling in my throat after eating. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My throat feels like it is swelling after eating. I suffer from acid reflux. I am also experiencing chest pain. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It sounds like you may be experiencing symptoms related to acid reflux, which can cause a feeling of tightness or swelling in the throat, as well as chest pain. The sensation of a ball in the throat may also be related to acid reflux or to another condition called Gl...  Read Full »

I always feel mucus stuck in throat which gives vomiting sensation. After eating the feeling is more. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem regarding cough in throat. I always feel that there is some mucus left in throat which brings a tendency of vomit. These mucus always remain intact in throat. After eating it feels like more mucus is stuck in throat. What could it be. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query, I suggest you to rule out acid reflux issues in your case. In acid reflux problem there is presence of burning chest pain as well. You can take tablet Rabeprazole (Ethylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose) like antacid if acid reflux is pre...  Read Full »

I have had throat itching, throat congestion, and ear itching, followed by oral sex. Are STDs causing this?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had throat itching, throat congestion, and ear itching for two months. It started immediately the next day after I had oral sex. Can it be due to STD?  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the entire prescription (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It has mentioned congested nasal mucosa, posterior pharyngeal wall congestion, and one side TM (tympanic membrane) retraction. All are features of allergic rhinitis. There is no...  Read Full »

I have had a lump in my throat for a few days, and it causes a lot of discomfort without pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a lump in my throat for a few days now. It feels like mucus but its moves around. It goes to my nasal canal blocking my nose or one nostril. It can go down to my throat where it feels like I have a huge lump near my hyoid bone or down near my thyroid (this is where it usually ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi,Welcome to appears like mucus plugs and sinus congestion. I would suggest you take these medicines. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Trypsin Chymotrypsin and Rutoside combination twice daily before meals. Mucolytics like N-acetyl Cysteine or Ambroxol Hydrochloride twice or thrice daily...  Read Full »

I suffer from difficulty swallowing, frequent burping, nose block, and throat problems. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have difficulty swallowing, and I burp frequently. I feel some pressure in the nerve in my throat and at the left side of my head, which relieves with drinking water but returns later. I have sleeping difficulty because of this problem. My tonsils are swollen, and I find it hard to s...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Do you smoke, drink or eat spicy food? With the symptoms mentioned, you appear to have reflux laryngitis (inflammation of the voice box). Have you taken any specific treatment for this? Painkillers do not help wi...  Read Full »

Noticed a growth in my throat. What it could be?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday I felt like something was stuck in my throat. Today, I noticed a growth in my throat. I am 43 years old, non-smoker, and drink one to two glasses of wine per month. Kindly tell me what this could be?  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the photo you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Although there is a lot of reflected light, I can make out that you have enlarged tonsils and edematous uvula. However, due to the reflected light and distortion of natural color, I c...  Read Full »

What is the preventive treatment for frequent throat infections?

Query: Hello doctor,As part of the season change, I have developed a little rash in my throat. I have to often clear my throat congestion. Nothing else. Please prescribe a medicine for the cure and also some preventive medicine for the next one week so that I will not catch a cold or fever as I have an eve...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can try the following. You need to do salt water gargling. Rinse your mouth twice daily with an antiseptic mouthwash like Listerine, particularly before going to bed. Take lukewarm water. You may have soups too. With regard to prevention of infection, ea...  Read Full »

I have a sticky throat always. Is it a major issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sticky throat always. I feel mucus is stuck in the throat. There is no pain. I can easily swallow. Please give your suggestions.  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If mucus is coming from your nose to the throat, then you seem to have sinusitis. Do you have a blocked nose, headache or excessive sneezing? Regards.   Read Full »

How to cure my congested tonsils that is persistent?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a congested throat with swollen tonsils (with some white spots on it) since three days. Doctors gave me capsule Cefspan 400 mg, twice a day, tablet Fexet 160 mg, once daily, tablet Brufen 400 mg twice daily, Daktarin oral gel. It is not reducing. What should I...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from acute tonsillitis. On taking these medicines, infection and inflammation will subside, but the size of the tonsils will not decrease. If you are suffering from this problem often then you should undergo tonsillectomy. If your throat does not get bet...  Read Full »

While coughing, I find it hard to breathe and gag. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been sick for about two weeks. Every time I cough it gets hard to breathe feel like something is stuck in my throat and makes me gag. Do you know what is wrong?  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Your symptoms might be because of throat congestion and excessive mucus production. I suggest you do gargles with warm water and a little salt added in it three times daily. You can take some antihista...  Read Full »

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