We’ve all done it. We’ve all heard it — throat clearing.
Before speaking. After a bout with a cold. Even when allergies strike, but, did you know there may be more unexpected and serious reasons for all that throat clearing? If you or someone you know is doing more than the occasional, ahem, half cough clearing, it may be time to visit your ear, nose and throat professional to find out why.
Why throat clearing
Whether it’s a tickle in your throat that you’re trying to squelch or a little extra phlegm that’s making you sound more like a croaking frog, it’s not uncommon to occasionally clear your throat. Here are some of the reasons you may find yourself doing it more often:
Clearing your throat can be a natural way to help remove irritating mucus or particles, but it can also be a sign of a more serious or chronic condition. If you find yourself frequently clearing your throat, contact our office to schedule an appointment so we can help identify and treat the cause.