There are many things that can cause dry throat, ranging from the classic dry air in the home or the more rare conditions such as throat cancer. Let’s focus on the classic dry throat causes first. Are you experiencing dry throat at night or maybe dry throat in the morning? This can be because of your body not being hydrated enough, its important to always drink enough water. If you have been coughing, clearing your throat, or vomiting recently this usually results in having dryness of throat. Another common cause of dry throat is the use of tobacco, smoking, or marijuana cannabis usage. Lastly, the most common reason for dry throat is dry air in the house. Seek to install a humidifier with the proper moisture levels to provide your home with better air. Check your furnace filter and replace it every month as well.
More serious causes of dry throat are because of specific disorders or medical conditions. These cannot always be solved by natural dry throat remedies and we recommend seeking a doctor for these conditions.
- Allergies – which can cause the closure of your esophagus, if you’re experiencing this, seek medical attention immediately.
- Throat cancer or Esophageal cancer– if your dry throat is chronic and will not go away, again, seek medical attention immediately.
- Dehydration – this can be a common lack of drinking water, but can also be from more serious sicknesses, if after drinking water you still have dry throat seek medical attention.
- Strep throat – a very painful sharp pain when swallowing, coughing, or even breathing at times. This is usually treated with antibiotics which will require a doctor prescription.
Pay close attention to your dry throat and see if the common causes are resolved by trying natural remedies or some home made throat spray. If you’re experiencing chronic dry throat seek medical attention. The earlier something is detected the better.