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58 Possible Causes for Constant Throat Clearing

  • Common Cold

    Flu Symptoms · High Fever · Infrequent Sore Throat · Occasional Sneezing if any · Clear nose · Severe Aches and Pains/Muscle Soreness · Constant Headaches · Several Weeks[pharmacytimes.com]

  • Hypersensitivity

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To determine the effect of prebiotics given to infants for the prevention of allergy or food hypersensitivity. Secondary objectives are: to determine the effect of specific prebiotics;[…][doi.org]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Untreated, GERD can lead to chronic laryngitis, dysphonia, chronic sore throat, chronic cough, constant throat clearing, granuloma of the true vocal cords and other problems[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Food Allergy

    Food allergy, immunological response to a food. Although the true prevalence of food allergy is unclear, studies have indicated that about 1 to 5 percent of people have a clinically proven allergy to a food. More than 120 foods have been reported as causing food allergies, though the majority of allergic reactions in[…][britannica.com]

  • Pharyngitis

    Current guidelines and review articles emphasize that clinicians should consider group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus in the diagnosis and management of patients with acute pharyngitis. Recent data suggest that in adolescents and young adults (persons aged 15 to 24 years), Fusobacterium necrophorum causes[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Asthma

    Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by airway hyperresponsiveness and reversible airflow obstruction. It is caused by a combination of incompletely understood environmental and genetic interactions. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing and dyspnea, which may vary from mild[…][symptoma.com]

  • Upper Airway Cough Syndrome

    BACKGROUND: Cough hypersensitivity may be related to the pathogenesis of upper airway cough syndrome (UACS). The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of capsaicin-sensitive cough receptors on the laryngopharynx and lower airway in the cough hypersensitivity of patients with UACS. MATERIAL AND[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Zenker Diverticulum

    A Zenker's or pharyngoesophageal diverticulum may represent a rare cause of upper digestive obstruction, or more often, cervical dysphagia, regurgitations and cough. It develops most often on the posterior left side of cervical oesophagus in elderly patients, and depending on the severity of clinical symptoms may[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tourette Syndrome

    Simple vocalizations can include constant throat clearing, sniffing, grunting, barking, or other noises.[medbroadcast.com] Different types of tics can include: Arm thrusting Eye blinking Jumping Kicking Repeated throat clearing or sniffing Shoulder shrugging Tics may occur many times a day.[nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms of Tourette syndrome can range from tiny, minor movements (such as grunts, sniffling, or coughing) to constant movements and sounds that cannot be controlled.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tics

    Examples of common tics include: throat clearing eye blinking sniffing grunting shoulder shrugging jumping kicking arm jerking.[familydoctor.org] Others can be constant movements or sounds that can’t be controlled. Tics often get worse when a person feels stressed, tired, anxious, or excited.[familydoctor.org]

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