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Extremely dry throat, no other symptoms

All today my throat has felt like there is a dry patch that when i breath is very uncomfortable. I have tried drinking water, throat lasenges, gum, everything! Nothing helps.... it is now the end of the day and my throat is even more dry to the point where i feel like if i breath deeply my throat will be so dry that my eyes will water and i will cough.... i have absolutely no other symptoms/ dont feel like im getting sick or catching anything... also the dryness feeling is more severe when i breathe through my nose than when i breathe through my mouth, but it is dry either way! Please help.
Asked On : Wed, 17 Mar 2010
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Please see whether you are taking –anti-allergics/ anti anxiety/ anti-depressants/ anti-epileptics/ antihypertensives/ muscle relaxants and sedatives/drugs to treat urinary incontinence or Parkinsonism
Rule out that you are not suffering from any of these:- Sjögren's syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, anemia, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and mumps.

Dental diseases


Rule out above causes
Repeated sips of water
Dental hygiene
Decrease intake of sugars and snacks
Avoid or decrease your intake of spicy, salty or very acidic foods.
Do not smoke/ consume alcohol
Answered: Tue, 29 Nov 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
I am going through the exact same thing, but it's been a week now, it seems like it's only on the breathing tube not the eating tube if there is such thing lol, so what was it that you had? did you take something that helped out?
Answered: Mon, 27 Dec 2010
  User's Response
welcome to HCM,
There are several reasons for xerostomia (dry mouth). Dry mouth is a side effect of both prescription & non prescription drugs. Conditions which leads to dehydration, diarrhoea, vomitings, excessive sweating, blood loss, burns etc causes dry throat. Even the prodromal symptoms of Fever causes dry mouth. See a physician to rule out any problems. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 29 Nov 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Ashwini Kolur's  Response

I will try my best to answer your query.

You might have sore throat. Home remedies include salt water gargles, hard candies, sprays and lozenges, which can provide temporary pain relief. A humidifier may be helpful in relieving symptoms, especially in sore throats caused by mouth breathing dry air. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen may help control the pain.

If the pain will not subside by day or two consult the physician.

Hope my answer will be helpful for you.

Take care.
Answered: Tue, 29 Nov 2011
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  Anonymous's Response

Hi, you must be having throat infection. The only thing that will cure it is a course of antibiotics. So go to ask your Doc the same.

Answered: Fri, 2 Apr 2010
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