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Old 11-10-2008, 05:16 AM
 
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I have a "frog" in my throat that is there during the night and mornings. sometimes it bothers me trying to get to sleep. In the mornings I am always clearing my throat. It is like sinus drainage gets in there and it is difficult to get out. Would anyone know of something that would help. I hate to have to take more medicine and just thought there might be some way to keep my throat clear. Ususally as the day goes on it clears up but comes back at bedtime and it is bad in the mornings.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:05 AM
 
Location: FL to GA back to FL
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Is your house dry?

I get the same thing especially when there is no humidity in the air. I use a netti pot before I go to sleep and again in the morning and it helps.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Try taking a couple teaspoons of honey before bed to help hydrate your throat and coat it. It helps with coughing so it may help with your "frog."

I'd also suggest a humidifier to add some moisture back into the air.

Have you tried a sinus medication before bed to help alleviate symtoms?
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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it could be from a dry atmosphere in your home, or some type of allergy symptom!
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Also could be GERD. Don't eat/drink three hours before going to bed, and take a zantac 75 at night.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:15 AM
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Try using a netti pot to clear out throat/sinuses.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:36 AM
 
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I agree with the GERD suggestion. Sleep more upright, avoid eating and drinking before bedtime as stan4 suggested and watch for other reflux symptoms during the daytime like throw-up taste in your mouth or heartburn.

Regardless if it is reflux or sinus drainage the netti pot or even just saline nose spray the old fashioned way will probably help a lot!
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:06 AM
 
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Thanks for all the ideas. I will try them all and see if it helps. Thanks!!!
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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Another big one is change your pillows and put an allergy cover over your matress & new pillows.
Use unscented products in your bedtime things (clothing/sheets)
Put a filter on your furnace thats made more allergies (if thats something you can do)
Steam Clean your carpets to kill off dust mites and remove the gunk.

Republic of Tea makes a nice minty valerian bedtime tea thats not too strong. It does go well with honey.

At night stay away from dairy or sugar (processed). (honey is ok and fruit is ok)
And brush your teeth before bed , finish with a warm sea salt water and aloe juice gargle.
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