December 03, 2019

Causes of Constant Throat Clearing Video

Given how often I see adults and children with a persistent throat clearing complaint that has been going on for months if not years, I decided to make a short video going through all the different possible causes as well as testing required in order to make the correct diagnosis. Although this video is mainly geared towards adults, some of the information also applies to kids. This issue is often incorrectly attributed to post-nasal drainage which only accounts for a small percentage of patients.

Diagnosis is key because once you correctly know what is causing the throat clear, treatment is actually straightforward. But diagnosis is difficult because there are so many different possible reasons. This video goes over 5 main diagnostic groupings.

Although I do have a webpage dedicated to throat clearing, sometimes a video is more easily digestible.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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