Cough, Gagging And Throat Tightness

Reviewed on 8/24/2020

The sensations of gagging and throat tightness can accompany many conditions that cause a severe cough. Severe allergic reactions may also produce a sensation gagging or difficulty breathing, and this can be a medical emergency. If you are concerned about your symptoms, then you should contact your doctor right away, and if gagging interferes with your ability to breathe, seek emergency medical care.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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