why is it whenever I get a cold/flu I feel like there is something in my throat?
March 24, 2009 4:52 AM Subscribe
YANMD, but why is it whenever I get a cold/flu I feel like there is something stuck in my throat?
posted by gwenlister to health & fitness (7 answers total)
I have a head cold right now and am fairly miserable, but on top of the runny nose and sneezing and coughing and general malaise, I have the added pleasure of feeling like there is a lump or something in my throat. It can't be my tonsils as I had them removed when I was 22 (5 years ago) and my throat isn't especially red or sore. It doesn't hurt to swallow. It just feels like there is something stuck in my throat and it happens every time I get sick.
it isn't that big a deal, and is more weird and slightly annoying than anything, definitely not warranting a hospital visit. I'm just curious as to what could be causing the sensation.