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Chronic Hot Throat

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  • Posted By: irenekl1
  • March 10, 2010
  • 10:20 PM

I have this chronic hot throat (feel like fire in my mouth) for 3-4 years now. It went away for about six months and now is back again. I have seen GI and ENT specialists. GI has done endoscopy for acid reflex and prescribed antacid medications but it didn't help. ENT has looked at my throat with a tiny camera through my nose and found nothing. He also ordered MRI for my throat and nothing showed up. My primary prescribed antibiotic but it didn't cure my hot throat. I always have stuffy nose and nasal dripping. I use nasal spray but it didn't help with the throat. I also feel like there's blisters in my upper throat. I wonder if it is allergy related. But so far no doctors can figure out what is really causing my throat to be super hot.

So I turned to Chinese traditional doctor. He said my liver is not functioning well and therefore inducing more heat in my system/body. I have been taking Chinese herbs for three weeks now but still see no improvement.

My throat will cool down for a couple of hours when I eat food that feel soothing to my throat - tofu, apples, jello, tapioca, cold milk, soy milk, vege and yogurt smoothie. It hurts more to eat hard food that requires chewing. Sometimes it is hot like fire, I have to suck ice.

I am not sick staying in bed all day but this problem drains down my energy, reduces my ability to function at my usual speed, and affects my quality of life. I love to eat all kinds of food; but now I am limited to soft, steamed, non-greasy food with no spices, no wine, no coffee, and no chololate. In fact, I have a hard time to gain weight and look very bony.

I exercise 3-4 times a week and love hiking. I was pretty healthy until this problem arised. Hope someone can help me with any info or suggestions. Thanks for reading.

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