Ear, Nose & Throat Community
13.4k Members
Avatar universal

lubrication for throat/palate tic

My condition is basically what might be called a motor-phonic tic or spasm of the soft palate that occurs after speech and other active movements, creating a loud, audible click as well as a feeling of rawness and throat tension.

My *question* is not about diagnosis (since so far this has seemed difficult or impossible) but about treatment of symptoms: I get complete relief from the spasms and clicks when I am congested (cold, flu, etc) and for approximately 1 week after the "sick symptoms" go away, at which point the spasms and clicks slowly return.

I'm wondering if it is possible to re-create my post-congestion conditions; particularly, I suspect that the thing that is relieving me is lubrication of the area caused by extra mucus production. *Could I stimulate the production of more mucus*, (but not so much that it causes more congestion/irritation/sneezing etc)?

Figuring out how to just treat these symptoms would very much change my life. Thanks for any thoughts, pointers, or shared experiences.
1 Responses
Avatar universal
I wish someone had answered this.  quasarjones, you are not alone.  I have something very similar and am trying to figure out how to stop it.
Have an Answer?
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
Discover the common causes of and treatments for a sore throat.
Learn about what actually causes your temperature to spike.
Find out which foods you should watch out for.
Family medicine doctor Enoch Choi, MD helps differentiate between the common cold and more threatening (bacterial) infections
Dr. Steven Park reveals 5 reasons why breathing through your nose could change your life