constant throat clearing

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Registered: 01-10-2008
constant throat clearing
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Wed, 09-05-2012 - 8:55pm
Im looking for some help. My 4 y/o dd has been constantly clearing her throat since she was sick about a month ago. Its become constant. The pediatrician tried claritin thinking allergies and axid thinking reflux but she still does it. The next step is an ENT but I really dont want to put her through invasive tests. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Registered: 01-26-2005
Sat, 09-22-2012 - 11:04pm

Hello.

The throat clearing could just have become a nervous habbit.  I'm a full time nanny (to a now six year old), who had a similar issue about when she was four.  She actually wasn't sick, but had a cavitiy filled.  For at least a month of two after that, there was constant throut clearing.  She has a lot of anxiety issues (mostly since starting real school; not as much back then), but I still kind of think it was just a result of feeling anxious about the procedure, & how it felt weird afterwards.  After that, it kind of became a habbit.  I could be totally wrong, but it might be worth waiting a month or so to see if it persists.  

Hope this helps. :smileyhappy: