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Old 09-12-15, 01:02 PM
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Dry throat?

Anyone else suffer from a dry throat while riding? Any tips to combat it?

Seems like the last two months I can barely swallow after a few minutes of hard riding/hard breathing. It's sort of like a sore throat, the effected area is the back of the roof of the mouth. I'll sip water every 5 or 10 minutes to sooth it.

OK, "barely swallow" is probably an exaggeration, discomfort is probably a more descriptive word. No runny nose. No lung congestion. I'm a reasonably healthy 165lb, 6 foot, 57 yo.

I've got a routine physical coming up this Thursday.

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Originally Posted by Paul W. View Post
Anyone else suffer from a dry throat while riding? Any tips to combat it?

Seems like the last two months I can barely swallow after a few minutes of hard riding/hard breathing. It's sort of like a sore throat, the effected area is the back of the roof of the mouth. I'll sip water every 5 or 10 minutes to sooth it.

OK, "barely swallow" is probably an exaggeration, discomfort is probably a more descriptive word. No runny nose. No lung congestion. I'm a reasonably healthy 165lb, 6 foot, 57 yo.

I've got a routine physical coming up this Thursday.

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Torrance, CA
i feel your pain i live in a dry hot climate and exspecialy when its windy it dries my mouth out. If i didnt have allergies and could breath clearly through my nose it would be nice but such is life i gusse
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Have a small lozenge?
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You live in a dry climate and are breathing hard, pulling large volumes of dry air through your throat and wonder why it feels dry?

Move to a more humid area, or take the advice of the others here and keep some hard candy or gum handy to keep your mouth wet, or don't breath so hard.
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Nose breathe , it moisturizes the air intake.

+1) You live in a City built on a Desert. bring more Water on the ride.

[I moved from the Mediterranean Climate, and the overheated housing market, of the North SF Bay Area)




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I like diluted gatorade for dry mouth.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Nose breathe , it moisturizes the air intake.

+1) You live in a City built on a Desert. bring more Water on the ride.
The nose/sinuses is both a humidifier and a dehumidifier.

1. When breathing in, the nose humidifies the air, so that the throat and lungs are more comfortable.
2. When breathing out, the nose dehumidifies the air, to recapture the moisture put in from the nose and/or lungs.

So, if your throat feels dry, or you're getting very dehydrated, breathe through the nose more.

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Technically it could be dangerous to use a piece of candy or gum while riding.....but, I always chew a piece of gum on longer rides and find that it helps.
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yes, chew a piece of gum. I 've done this for years. Works well
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