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wheeze coming from my throat but I've had my oxygen checked

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Hi

I'm a 22yr old female with an eating disorder and asthma, I'm generally not in very good health I get put in hospital for low potassium quite a lot. Over the past few days I've has a wheeze coming from my throat but I've had my oxygen checked by the doctor and it's 100%. It's really uncomfortable as I feel like I'm struggling for a propar breath! I have anxiety also but the wheeze from the throat isn't one of my anxiety symtoms. It eases off a bit when I take my inhaler but it's always there, I have noticed ive had a very dry mouth and I'm trying to drink more water (I don't drink fizzy juice) but I've noticed I've had some mucus runny down the back of my throat and I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated :)


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replied September 19th, 2012
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A38791
Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. The first possibility is that you might be suffering from chronic sinusitis. The discharge from the sinuses falls in to the throat and cause chronic pharyngitis. This is also called postnasal drip. A CT scan of the sinuses helps in diagnosing the same. Any acute infection of the respiratory tree or an inadequate control of the bronchial asthma can also produce similar symptoms. You should do some regular steam inhalation and do some respiratory exercises after consulting a physiotherapist. Meanwhile, please do consult your chest physician for a better control of the asthma. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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