My throat is dry – what can cause it?

1. You are consuming too little fluid

During the day, we tend to forget about drinking regularly. You can be warned by a dry throat feeling in addition to malaise, headaches, dizziness, less and darker urine. It is also suspicious that the feeling of thirst suddenly strikes us when we return home, because this indicates that we are trying to bring in the liquid supplement we have forgotten during the day.

The required daily fluid intake may vary depending on the state of health, depending on the disease, but the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends that an adult woman consume 2 liters per day and an adult man should consume 2.5 liters of fluid.

2. He sleeps with his mouth open

Prolonged mouth breathing can cause the throat to dry out, so if you struggle with nasal congestion or snoring regularly at night, you may want to look into what can cause it. Sleeping with your mouth open is not only uncomfortable, but can also draw attention to serious health problems. Regular nasal congestion may include nasal polyps, nasal congestion, untreated allergies, and uncontrolled use of vasoconstrictive nasal drops.

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The dry throat feeling is not merely annoying, but the dried out mucous membrane is more vulnerable to pathogens, making it easier to get infections.

3. Because of reflux

Reflux can also cause a dry throat sensation.


A dry throat can also be caused by acidic stomach contents flowing back into the esophagus, which can reach all the way to the pharynx. Here it irritates the mucous membranes, causes inflammation, dry, scratching sensation, hoarseness. THE reflux your symptoms worsen in a supine position, so this may also be the cause of your waking complaints.

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Reflux may also be caused by heartburn associated with meals, such as spicy foods, coffee, or alcohol, frequent belching, and poor, acidic mouthfeel.

4. Inflammation of the throat or tonsils

Dry throat can also be a symptom of respiratory infections. It most often occurs in connection with sore throat or tonsillitis, often the first complaint before the onset of sore throat. This is indicated if other symptoms such as fever, malaise, headache, runny nose occur.


If your complaints do not go away with a few days of symptomatic treatment, painkillers, a throat disinfectant, and plenty of fluids, it is recommended that you see a doctor to set up the appropriate therapy.

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