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Stockton, CA
A 41-year-old female asked:

Middle of night severe dry throat;if swallow before drinking water feels like choking; drank water and this time felt like choke/tight despite h20?

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
Choking: Try warm water or warm tea instead. No iced fluids. Could be upper esophageal sphincter spasm caused by reflux. If persists, see ENT for evaluation and swallowing study
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