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Constant urge to swallow even waking me from sleep

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Constant urge to swallow even waking me from sleep .
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Dear customer,

Thank you for the question.

There are two possible causes for this symptom. The more common cause for this is a post nasal drip. The post nasal drip is likely to be due to an allergic condition or due to sinusitis. You should, therefore, treat these underlying condition to reduce the postnasal drip and this will cause a reduction in your constant urge to swallow. You should drink plenty of water to thin the secretions.

Another cause for this symptom is reflux of acid from the stomach to the throat. In this case, taking an acid lowering medication at night will help. You can take Prilosec to know if this medication is beneficial. If the cause of your symptom is reflux of acid then by taking this medication you will be able to sleep peacefully without waking up.

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