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Cobblestone Throat

New here and hoping to find some peace of mind. I have had allergies my whole life. Sometimes I sneeze literally 100 times in a row and I feel this makes my throat sore. Ragweed is so bad where I am and I have had a raw throat and post nasal drip for 2 months now on and off. I have throat cobblestone and my new dr is saying that it isn't normal for it to last this long with allergies. Anyone else have a chronic sore throat thanks to allergies? I medicate and right now I can breathe great but again, I have post nasal drip and a sore throat.

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  • Melissa G

    Welcome to AAFA Jennifer! So glad that you found us!

    I am very sorry you are struggling so much! What meds are you taking? I have never hard of cobblestone throat before. That has to be very painful. 

    Several years ago my oldest got what the dr called "stones" in her throat and we had to switch up her allergy medication and add in a decongestant for a little while. She has issues every now and then but nothing chronic like you are experiencing. 

  • Jennifer28

    I have always taken meds on and off but was never consistent until recently. I now use a nasal spray and claritin daily for the last week. It has helped my allergies but still have a sore throat. Cobblestone throat is from post nasal drip due to my allergic rhinitis. All of my other doctors blame my chronic sore throats on allergies but this new one even suggested I get an oral cancer screening from my dentist which naturally has me scared. But deep down I know it is allergy related. We just moved into a newly built home with  lots of dust.

  • Melissa G

    I have you tried nasal rinses? My dh and youngest daughter have been doing them for years and it helps them. I started doing last spring and couldn't believe how much better I felt after I did them consistently. 

    Have you been seeing an allergist? 

  • K8sMom2002

    I hear your stress on the oral cancer screening … it's a scary rock to pick up and look under, but could you go ahead and get that done so you know what you're dealing with? 

    Has your allergist reached out to an ENT? 

    What we've found with my DD and myself are few things you might want to talk to your doc about:

    • It takes a while for the irritation to subside. Could you talk to your doctor about taking non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds (NSAIDs) to help reduce your throat's inflammation? 
    • Taking antihistamines daily (whether it's allergy season or not) is the only thing that worked for my DD. 
    • Our doc suggested to us that we up our water intake to thin the mucus, and that we use a decongestant to help reduce the risk of sinus infections that we are both likely to get. 
    • Also, when we have an upper respiratory infection, something like mucinex is often added in to help with the mucus.
  • Melissa G

    Have you made an appt with your dentist to get a screening done? How are you doing today?

  • K8sMom2002

    @Jennifer28, thinking of you as you try to work through everything … hoping that you've been able to find some relief.