A 76-year-old female asked:
lump in throat feeling on and off. after laying down i get what feels like painful throat spasms. have reflux at times, post nasal drip is bad and fm.
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: New throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to look for strep). An older adult with a "lump" sensation needs an in-person exam and follow-up.
435 viewsAnswered May 4, 2018
Last updated May 4, 2018
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