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I have a dry throat that feels like it is swollen, Mild but

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I have a dry throat that feels like it is swollen
JA: How severe is this?
Customer: Mild but it hurts to drink water
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 10 months ago.


Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Do you have running nose?

Pain in swallowing ?

Do you have cough/ fever?

For how long you have this issue?

Have you taken any medications?

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
not really,
for 30 minutes,
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I did drink water but it didn't help
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 10 months ago.


Thanks for all these additional details.

I am sorry to hear about your problems.

Usually such symptom occur with adverse environmental conditions.
Environmental causes like breathing very dry air is common cause.

Another condition, known as Sjorgen’s syndrome could also lead to a dry throat, You should get tested for this condition.

Actually nose and throat are connected with each other. So, you may have symptoms at throat and correcting nasal issue would resolve problem.

Kindly follow these measures-

1. You should use a nasal saline spray as needed to moisturize the nasal passages. Saline nasal sprays are available as over-the-counter without prescription.Water-based lubricants help prevent further dryness,redness irritation.

2. Keeping a humidifier running in your room or using an over-the-counter salt-water spray (inhaled through the nose) five or six times a day can provide dramatic relief.

3. Saline water can provide considerable relief from dry nose symptoms. Just instill some saline water in your nasal cavity, to add moisture to your nasal passage. Use this dry nose remedy at least for three- four times a day.

4. Rubbing a small amount of sesame oil in the nose helps to relieve irritation and dryness.

5. Sauna baths would be helpful. The steam and humidity of a sauna bath act as a natural humidifier, which relieve the symptoms.

6. You should drink lot of fluids (preferably warm).

7. You should have some Chicken soup, it is rich in many nutrients and heats up the nasal passage and would relieve throat pain.

Hope this helped

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