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Titre du document / Document title

Ice cold carbonated water : a therapy for persistent hyperawareness of pharyngeal mucus and throat clearing

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

ACHARYA A. N. (1) ; MIRZA S. (1) ; JONES N. S. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Department of Otorhinolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, Queens Medical Centre University Hospital, Nottingham, ROYAUME-UNI

Résumé / Abstract

Chronic throat clearing or a feeling of 'something' at the back of the oropharynx or nasopharynx is a common cause for referral to otorhinolaryngology services. While treatment of an underlying causative condition might be expected to improve these symptoms, in many cases a clear underlying cause is not found. Currently, there is no recognized treatment which is effective against these troublesome symptoms. This observational study investigated the effectiveness of a regime of sipping ice cold carbonated water to try to break the vicious cycle of throat clearing. Seventy-two patients with these symptoms who had previously been advised to use the regime were contacted with a postal questionnaire. Sixty-three per cent of patients documented an improvement in their symptom severity score. The most severely and most frequently affected patients had the greatest benefit. We conclude that the suggested regime can be effective in breaking the vicious cycle of persistent throat-clearing.

Revue / Journal Title

Journal of laryngology and otology    ISSN  0022-2151   CODEN JLOTAX 

Source / Source

2007, vol. 121, no4, pp. 354-357 [4 page(s) (article)] (17 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI  (1921) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

ENT

;

Drinking

;

Oropharynx

;

Mucus

;

Human

;

Pharynx

;

Cold

;

Treatment

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Mucosite

;

Eau gazeuse

;

ORL

;

Prise boisson

;

Oropharynx

;

Mucus

;

Homme

;

Pharynx

;

Froid

;

Traitement

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

ORL

;

Toma bebida

;

Orofaringe

;

Moco

;

Hombre

;

Faringe

;

Frío

;

Tratamiento

;

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords

Pharynx

;

Mucus

;

Water

;

Drinking

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 1096, 35400014573142.0120

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 18666861



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