Syrian Arab Republic
A 18-year-old male asked:
I woke up with a cold and the feeling that something is stuck in my throat, i have no problem drinking or eating but my throat feels closed when i'm not swallowing. i smoke about 4 times a day and i started feeling this after being stressed?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Answered Oct 20, 2021
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Hello. The cold will cause irritation to your mucus membranes in your airway however with your history of smoking, it’s a good idea to #1 stop smoking. Most preventable cause of cancer and #2, get your airway viewed by your ENT provider. The throat irritation can sometimes be a hint of a mucus membrane early change that could be cancer. Probably not but I’ve seen these changes in smokers.
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Answered Oct 24, 2021
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