Chronic Sore Throat

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   Posted 10/18/2015 5:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

I'm just wondering how many of you experience a sore throat due to your allergies? I've had a sore throat for 5 weeks now and don't have a virus or bacterial infection. I did find out I have allergies; it's just strange the sore throat started now instead of a while ago.

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   Posted 10/18/2015 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a chronic sore throat. Mine becomes worse when our nearby asphalt plant is operating. Might you live near a source of pollution? Mine also becomes worse when we're out in a lot of traffic. Luckily there is an air exchanger button in our car to keep the air from circulating into the car from the outside.

How i combat it is to occasionally use a Biotin product (these can cause loose bowels in me), to use sugar free throat drops but me only occasionally because they aren't good for us, and I drink a lot of water.

My doctors think my acid reflux could be causing it, so I'm paying attention to that too to see if they are correct. So far I don't see that as making my throat worse but I'll keep watching.
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   Posted 10/19/2015 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi slee.

Your allergies might well be causing reflux, which in turn can cause your sore throat. Or the allergies themselves can cause sinus drainage that can cause sore throat.

Reflux can start anytime and so can allergies. I became allergic to grass just a few years ago, and I tolerate cats now.

I would see the doctors and get them both to do testing. Reflux can be seen on barium swallow - non-invasive, easy. A few skin tests can show the allergies. Blood tests aren't very reliable.

Just in case - try keeping a food journal (see the search box at the top of the page) to see if you can be sure of food allergies. You can add handling the cat too. These results can help your allergist!

Keep track of everything you eat and drink, including vitamins and especially non-prescription treatments. Biotin, for example, contains enough sulfite to trigger a reaction for me. If you eat a hamburger for example, you have to mention all the condiments. Those are the parts that bother me. If a meal causes a reaction you need to try the individual parts separately. It took me a long time to find out that it's the ginger in pumpkin pie that was my problem. It's the preservative in that spice I don't tolerate. But the pie just isn't the same without it. :(

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   Posted 11/4/2015 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
This could be what they call "silent reflux". I tend to think that all the bronchodilators I took after an accident involving fumes contributed to this problem for me. Reading the medical literature for the general public, the docs say that both asthma and reflux are very common health problems and that is the link. This is also quite viable. It is also very true that the drip of sinuses is another reason for sore throats.

best wishes

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   Posted 11/4/2015 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
As soon as my throat starts to get soar I gurgle mouth wash. It seems to help with a sore throat from allergies and also infections. Worth a shot...

Joan M
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   Posted 11/5/2015 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
be careful too if you use pumps or advair for breathing to rinse your mouth
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