hi mtmc - i have had the same throat issue about 8 months now. only on left side. thought it was a hair too but no. definitely notice it where tongue attachs in throat. been to ENT and nothing. suggeted acid reflux but i know that is NOT it. dentist even looked around cause i was concerned may be infected saliva gland. no. i think my mouth feels dry all the time also. definitely not like i remember. very mind consuming. when i eat i do not notice it as much but as soon as done with my meal - there it is. have read other forums with people mentioning exactly these symptoms but no answers yet.
wishing us an answer sooner than later.
Your symptoms could be due to a post nasal drip, which can cause a chronic irritation in the throat. This could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could be sinusitis, if it is accompanied by nasal stuffiness and facial pain or pressure. Post nasal drip could also be due to allergens. These are substances like pollen, dust, animal dander, certain foods, insect venoms and certain medications. Exposure to allergens causes a runny nose with a resultant post nasal drip where secretions from the nose go backward into the throat and irritate. Discuss these options with your doctor. In the meantime for relief from your symptoms you could do warm salt gargles and take OTC antihistamines.
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