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Dryness in throat after a long discussion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I talked on the phone for about 2 hours, now I have a feeling of a lump in my throat, or its overdry and I cant get rid of it.
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   I talked on the phone for about 2 hours, now I have a feeling of a lump in my throat, or its overdry and I cant get rid of it.
Doctor :   drink warm fluids, it should help. this feeling can happen due to dryness.
User :   I see. its a bit of a gaggin sensation...
User :   I dont ever talk that long.. I wonder if I strained my throat?
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   if the symptoms do not resolve within next half hour, you should visit your physician for having a check for the throat
Doctor :   and see what is exactly gone wrong
User :   i see
Doctor :   a deeper examination would reveal if the vocal cords are having any problems
Doctor :   due to the over straining
Doctor :   a voice rest with warm salt water gargling should help
Doctor :   to control the symptoms
User :   the sensation will go away? I noticed I started to feel bad so I ended my conversation
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