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Inglewood, CA
A 22-year-old female asked:

Sore throat after night of drinking. 2 days trouble swallowing with pain. no cough or phlegm but chest hurts under breast and short of breath.

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Dr. Robert Kohn
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Reflux injury: Odynophagia , painful swallowing following ingestion of alcohol suggests inflammation of the pharyngeal mucosa leading to pain. There may be esophageal spasm causing the radiation of substernal pain. consider OTC antacids, pepcid , avoid repeating this and consider a visit w a physician for further evaluation
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Last updated Jan 4, 2018


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