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What causes dryness and tightness in throat, dysphagia and disturbed sleep?

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: please help me. my throat feels dry and tight. when i swallow saliva it feels rough in a small area. I'm drinking plenty of water but it doesn't seem to go away. I can't sleep cause it feels like I'm breathing from a smaller pipe. should I be worried. I'm currently taking methyl to dnisolone 4mg and omepdozole
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Throat picture is ok

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Though you have symptoms of dryness and tightness, the throat pictures uploaded are ok. There is no congestion. I do not see mucus as well.
You should consider nebulization with normal saline water. That can help you.
I do not think you should worry about it.
Why are you taking Methylprednisone? Omeprazole could be due to gastric reflux.

Nebulization thrice a day should feel you good.

Let me know if you have any more queries

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (16 minutes later)
I went to the emergency room for the same reason on Saturday and the Dr prescribed the pak. I'm taking omeprozole because the medicine is strong and I have gastritis. I don't know what to do so my throat doesn't feel tight.
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Humidifier and steam inhalations

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Please do not worry. I do not see a right reason now.
I suggest you to try steam inhalation and room humidifier.
How do you feel after using them, let me know.

Thank you
Dr.Suma.
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What causes dryness and tightness in throat, dysphagia and disturbed sleep?

Brief Answer: Throat picture is ok Detailed Answer: Hi, Though you have symptoms of dryness and tightness, the throat pictures uploaded are ok. There is no congestion. I do not see mucus as well. You should consider nebulization with normal saline water. That can help you. I do not think you should worry about it. Why are you taking Methylprednisone? Omeprazole could be due to gastric reflux. Nebulization thrice a day should feel you good. Let me know if you have any more queries