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Fluid in the throat.
Posted by: Rex
Date: April 24, 2002 8:06 PM

I have excess fluid drainage in the throat much of the time. It is worse when I eat certain foods, but is not restricted only to foods. It also occurs with exposure to dust and to a change in environment, such as going outside or coming inside, humidity change, and more. Currently, I am trying Flonase, which helps sometimes. Do you think this is strictly a food intolerance or something else?



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RE: Fluid in the throat.
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: April 24, 2002 9:18 PM

You could answer that question for yourself by isolating yourself for a few days in a perfectly non-allergenic environment, e.g. on a water fast in the high desert in the wintertime in a room with tile floors. If it still occurs you may be one of those people who simply produce a lot of mucus, a condition called cattarh. The treatment for that is guafenesin, an old-time highly effective mucolytic agent. I am not suggesting you actually do this or take guafenesin mind you, just sharing some thoughts. Wheat and dairy are common causes of these symptoms, but there are others. I suggest electrodermal screening to pinpoint the foods to which you are intolerant.



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