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Dryness in throat, mucus build up, hoarse voice, gas reflux, allergic asthma, cough. Why does this happen?

My throat is dry during the entire day, since weeks. There is no pain, fever or itching. Just dry throat that makes me swallow saliva quite often (sometimes I have to hawk). I double checked my sleep conditions with my wife - she says my nose is perfectly clear and I do breathe with closed mouth. Since my throat is dry during all day including before going to sleep (and I consciously know that I'm breathing with nose), I don't think the cause is a sleep problem. It's the opposite: my throat condition causes severe sleep problems. If I forget to swallow salive, a thick mucus slowly builds (perhaps as a body defense to dry throat) and then I try to swallow to avoid hawking, but many times I end up hawking (during intense periods, I hawk once per 20 seconds). If I let mucus build, eventually I have to cough voluntarily. But during sleep, since I'm unconscious, I wake up many times with drowing sensation and severe coughing. Sometimes during day, I'm calm and unaware of any condition, then I need to speak and my voice sounds hoarse, and I become aware of mucus and have to hawk before proceeding with the speech.

I have allergic asthma and rhinits on dust, but they are under control with preventive drugs. I also have gastric reflux, so I avoid triggering foods. I don't eat spice, nor soda, and only drink a small cup of coffee per period (one at morning, one at afternoon, etc).

The wake up and coughing events are letting my entire family scared. I already have a doctor appointment, but I just can't wait until it. If you can give me any information help relieve symptoms, my family will be totally thankful.
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,.
Since you are having allergic rhinitis and asthma and on medications ,may be the medicine you are taking may cause dryness of the throat. please check with your doctor and the medicine you are taking .
There is possibility that you are having sinus problem also causing posterior nasal discharge and accumulating in the throat resulting all the problem . consultation with E N T doctor will help .
Taking steam inhalation and warm saline gargle may help you .
Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
all your allerguy problems are due to foods the fod we take daily cause these signs and symptomps
that is also cause of dry mouth asthma rhinitis and gerd
get blood serum tests for specific antibodies for wheat milk egg nuts chana potao yeast and common food we eat
withdraw one or more food coming in tests and after few weak of withdrawl of foods you will definately improve in all diseases witten bu you and symptomps
Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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