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Allergy Difficulty Swallowing
Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek μαλακία, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads to tracheal collapse especially when increased airflow is demanded.
The trachea normally dilates slightly during inspiration and narrows slightly during expiration. These processes are exaggerated in tracheomalacia, leading to airway collapse.
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Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more
I am having difficulty swallowing pills due to my EoE. Is there a good liquid allergy medicine for adults which does not cause drowsiness?
Can seasonal allergies cause the throat to feel tight with mild difficulty swallowing? I'm a 20 year old male. It almost feels like if your wearing a
Question cut off but: Dysphagia is distinguished as "transfer dysphagia" (problem moving food from mouth to top of esophagus) versus "transit dysphagia" (problem getting food down esophagus & into stomach). Motility disorders, strictures, ulceration (pill-associated, viral), tumors, eosinophilic esophagitis, spasms, etc must all be considered. ...Read more
Could difficulty swallowing be more than an allergy? I woke up this morning with difficultly breathing out of my mouth and swallowing. After gagging and vomiting, I was able to take sips of "hot" water, which kinda helped with what seemed like swelling.
Hello.: Hello. This may or may not be due to an allergy. But if this is a repeat occurrence and it causes difficulty with breathing, recommend that the cause be medically evaluated. ...Read more
No: Your symptoms are not due to "sinus drainage." an infection in the nose or back of the nose and sinuses can cause the feeling of "sinus drainage". ...Read more
I have had allergy-driven asthma, body aches, a sore throat, difficulty swallowing and extremely poor focus/energy for about five months. Ideas?
Possibilities...: Allergies can cause many different symptoms so being evaluated by an allergist may be a good place to start to figure out what is causing your symptoms. Once an allergist finds out exactly what your allergies are, treatment can be given that will hopefully relieve your symptoms! ...Read more
I have a swollen lymph node in my neck, difficulty swallowing, ear ache and congestion in my throat. I do have allergies. What could it be?
How long?: If these symptoms are less than 10 days in duration, you are correct in assuming that it could be allergy or a viral infection. As a rule of thumb if symptoms get worse after 5 days or not better after 10 days, see your doctor. ...Read more
I have trouble swallowing pills. I was wondering if I can open the capsule and pour the powder on water and drink it. Its an allergy relief pill.?
Ask U pharmacist: In some caps u may do that, u can ask the pharmacist if u can do it wu medication. ...Read more
It hurts to swallow salvia or food. My uvula and tonsils are a bit red and my temperature is normal 97.7, could it be allergies?
I woke up this morning with a tump on the right side of my throat, painful to touch, hurts to swallow, I have been suffering from allergies lately?
Sore throat: You might have an infection like strep, that needs antibiotics so you should see your doctor. Allergies can cause throat irritation too, but your doctor should take a look at you and he/she might do a throat swab on you too see if you have strep or some other infection that requires antibiotics. In the mean time, you can take some motrin. ...Read more
I have allergies, but now my throat is itchy and irritated. It's worse at night and when I wake up it hurts to swallow. Is this normal or serious?
Could be infection: This could be either a viral infection or strep infection. If you have fevers, swollen lymph nodes and your neck, severe sore throat and no cough then see your doctor to be checked for strep. If you just have a sore throat and possibly cough and other cold symptoms it is probably viral and should go away on its own in a few days. Drink plenty of water and take ibuprofen as needed. ...Read more
Can mild food allergy cause vasovagal reflex (dizzy spell, palpitations, sweaty, trouble swallowing)? Even the following meals without trigger food?
Strong food allergie: Mild food allergies usually don't cause the symptoms you've mentioned. However strong, positive food allergies can certainly produce that. It would be best for you to work with your doctor, and get a comprehensive food allergy with complement testing done to determine which foods you must stay away from, and which food you can eat safely. Plus you will need to discuss the the need for epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more
Sore throat started saturday night. It hurts to swallow, coughing n mucus draining into throat. Allergies or something more?
Probably not: While allergies could account for some of your symptoms it sounds as if you may be developing a throat infection, especially if antihistamines don't help your symptoms, which you could try. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids and see yor physician f your symptoms worsen. ...Read more
What feels like swollen glands (?) in neck and by collarbone, also have been having trouble swallowing. Doc said allergies & acid reflux but idk?
I have a really sore throat and no allergies at all. (My tonsils were removed long ago.) It hurts to swallow and is starting to hurt more often..
Throat hurts on left side and left ear itches inside. Hurts to swallow and talk. Is it post nasile drip the cause. I have allergies...
Humidity: Buy a warm must humidifier and keep it next to ur bed every night. Costco has a good brand. Stop drinking soda and ice cold drinks after dark. Take warm / hot water baths before bed. Drink Chicken soup 2-3 times a day. See an allergist and find out what u r allergic to. If you can take curcumin which helps to modulate ur immunity, it could help ur allergies. Also eat at least 3 hrs before bedtime. ...Read more
What is possible cause of fatigue w/ difficulty swallowing / breathing x3 days? No anxiety, cold symptoms, fever, tonsils or allergies.
With these symptoms: U need to see your PCP for physical exam and work up. ...Read more
Swallowng difficulty: Many things can cause dysphagia or swallowing problems.Reflux disease (gerd), esophageal motility problems, strictures or other more ominous things like tumors. And osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax (alendronate) are increasingly implicated. Talk to your doctor about this and a endoscopic procedure or barium swallow is likely in ordre. ...Read more
Gag reflex: Lots of people have a difficult time swallowing pills, so you are not alone. When you eat food, you just swallow, not thinking about it. The act of swallowing a pill, or a non-food entity, brings out your gag reflex. With practice, you should be able to get it down. Practice with m&ms - it worked for my kids! ...Read more
See a specialist: Start with your primary care physician. If he or she cannot diagnose your problem, you may be referred to either an ENT or gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Very unlikely: If this is your sole problem, the cause is NOT MS, and you need to search for other reasons. But, if you have MS, and it is indeed poorly managed and controlled, you could be worsening and/or suffering a relapse. Would start with a gastroenterologist, but might also involve neurology. ...Read more
Difficulty in swallowing is caused by, lesions in the mouth and pharynx or larynx, neuromuscular disturbances, mechanical obstruction of the oesaphagus, tonsilar abscesses, Ludvig's angina, and carcinoma of the tongue, excessive dryness or thirst, and acute alcoholic inebriation.
It is a problem and if it does not disappear in a few hours you should seek professional attention quickly. ...Read more
No exact answer: Unfortunately there is no exact answer to your question. Some people have reflux with acid coming high in the throat (pharynx) causing swallowing dysfunction. For others the inflammation the reflux causes on the esophagus makes them have the feeling of food "stuck" in the throat or chest. Others develop structures (narrowing) of the esophagus...Each case needs individual evaluation. ...Read more
Muscle imbalance: Dystonia is a state of muscle control that does not allow relaxation and sets off severe muscle imbalance. If this affects throat muscles it will cause swallowing and speech and even breathing problems. If this affects hands and feet it will distort joints and result in severe joint and bone defects. ...Read more
Likely infection: If you have an infection like strep in your throat, then it would be painful for you to swallow. If there is an infection elsewhere that is causing swelling, then that would also make it difficult to swallow. Either way, you should resist trying to "wait it out, " and you should see a physician. Difficulty swallowing is not normal, and not addressing the problem may not improve the situation. ...Read more
Likely good news: Of your two concerns, the one that needs the most attention is difficulty swallowing. The dizziness could be an associated symptom of anxiety related to your trouble swallowing or "dysphasia". Your gender and age also lead me to think there are likely no serious issues unless you have frequent or severe heartburn which could lead to dysphasia. Time for check up:). ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more