Why am I always clearing my throat
June 27, 2009 6:19 AM Subscribe
Why am I constantly clearing my throat? Is there anything I can do about it?
posted by beccyjoe to Health & Fitness (28 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 31, healthy, not a smoker. But I am constantly clearing my throat to speak. Often when I speak my voice comes out husky or raspy or sounding weird because my throat isn't clear. Even though I'm constantly clearing it. It makes me so self conscious!
It's like there is always some kind of rubbish in my throat. Though it doesn't feel like enough to hack out - it's not like when you have a cold and there's so much plegm you want to hack it out. It feels like almost too small an amount to hack out.
Do others experience this, does anyone have any ideas about how to make it stop??
-I drink plenty of water.
-I notice my dad does this too. He is also a non-smoker. I wonder if it's genetic...
-Obviously the thing to do is see an ENT specialist but I thought I'd throw it out there in case anyone else has found a simple solution.
-I don't have any allergies (that I'm aware of)