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Is eating the shrimp tail and shell bad for you?

Is eating the shrimp tail and shell bad for you?

No: These will be digested and cause no problem. Incidental fact: flamingos eat shrimp as a major portion of their diets and the pink color is mobilized and used to color their feathers. ...Read more

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I swallowed a piece of shrimp shell and it was scratchinf my troat that I stared to throw up. What should I do? I'm not allergic to anytihng(already

I swallowed a piece of shrimp shell and it was scratchinf my troat that I stared to throw up. What should I do? I'm not allergic to anytihng(already

Likely ok: If it were a lobster or crab shell, I would be worried. However, if you have vomited it out or it has passed but if gets stuck at your throat, then see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have a cold but I do not know what kind. But when I swallow something it hurts.

I have a cold but I do not know what kind. But when I swallow something it hurts.

Sore throat.: You may have pharyngitis which could be bacterial or viral infection. You need to see your primary care doctor. He may take a swab from the throat for streptococcus or influenza. ...Read more

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I'm finding it very painful to swallow. This started after a cold. My neck also swells when I wake up and the whole of my neck hurts. What is wrong?

I'm finding it very painful to swallow. This started after a cold. My neck also swells when I wake up and the whole of my neck hurts. What is wrong?

See a doctor ASAP: Am not sure what is going on without seeing and examining you, but neck swelling should never be ignored without a detailed exam and explanation for the cause, since it may be due to very severe processes and may portend impairment of your trachea and therefore breathing. See somebody soon and good luck. Hope this turns out to be little or nothing serious. ...Read more

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Tail end of a cold can I have a glass of wine?

Tail end of a cold can I have a glass of wine?

Yes : As long as not drinking it with any medications that are contraindicated. ...Read more

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Sum1 help im extremly cold can't stop shakn can't swallow cuz it hurts 2 much im weak n achy n myhead throbs everytime I move n i jus threw up help?

Sum1 help im extremly cold can't stop shakn can't swallow cuz it hurts 2 much im weak n achy n myhead throbs everytime I move n i jus threw up help?

Chills, n/v: These are signs you are sick. Do you have a fever. You might need to see a doctor to be evaluated. This is clearly not normal. Headaches can be from many causes. Sounds like you are sick. Throat pain can be from strep throat, the doctor can do a simple test for this. ...Read more

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I have an odd sensation in my chest. It feels like I swallowed cold steel, I'm shaking really bad, it's hard to breathe and im coughing. Help please?

I have an odd sensation in my chest.  It feels like I swallowed cold steel, I'm shaking really bad, it's hard to breathe and im coughing. Help please?

Shaking, Breathing: It sounds like you may be having a panic attack, although I cannot be certain without more information. I would go the ED for evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel very weak and cold, including a headache and pain while swallowing food etc. It started this morning and getting worse. I'm 23 yo man. Thanks.

I feel very weak and cold, including a headache and pain while swallowing food etc. It started this morning and getting worse. I'm 23 yo man. Thanks.

Seasonal flu: It is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in the upper right side f my back just below the shoulder blade. The pain worsens when swallowing especially hot or cold food?

I have been having pain in the upper right side f my back just below the shoulder blade. The pain worsens when swallowing especially hot or cold food?

Spasm: Discomfort possibly due to spasm in the esophagus although usually discomfort is felt in the chest & not the back. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain when I drink cold drinks on the right side it doesn't bother me to eat just when I swallow drinks. Seems worse with colas what should I d?

I have pain when I drink cold drinks on the right side it doesn't bother me to eat just when I swallow drinks.  Seems worse with colas what should I d?

Cold drink: In some people cold drink can cause stomach cramps due to temperature difference, cold drinks can cause constriction of stomach vessles, as soon as the water temperature reaches the stomach temperature the pain should go away. Try drinking the room temp fluid. ...Read more

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I have a cold and my ears hurt when I swallow?

I have a cold and my ears hurt when I swallow?

Common: Congestion may have created pressure in ears. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Feel better. ...Read more

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I m having cold and bit problem in swallowing at night for 3-4 days.

I m having cold and bit problem in swallowing at night for 3-4 days.

Upper resp tract inf: Your symptoms suggestive of upper respiratory infection, sinusitis and pharyngitis. It may be viral or bacterial. If symptoms gets worse or prolongs you may need an antibiotic, seek your doctors help. ...Read more

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Swallow cold drink, the back of my head hurts. Why this is?

Swallow cold drink, the back of my head hurts. Why this is?

Same reason...: Same reason as when your hands hurt coming indoors from the cold: rebound from vessels constricting when cold-exposed. ...Read more

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My glands are swollen and it's hard to swallow. Can I take cold medicine with cetirizinehci 10mg? And if so what are my choices?

My glands are swollen and it's hard to swallow. Can I take cold medicine with cetirizinehci 10mg? And if so what are my choices?

Sore throat: Do you have a sore throat and fever as well as swollen neck glands? If so, you need to be checked for possible strept throat that can be cured with antibiotics. If not, it could be infectious mono, then there is no specific treatment, and it will take time to get better. ...Read more

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No pressure no pain only crackling in ear when swallowing had a cold?

No pressure no pain only crackling in ear when swallowing had a cold?

Ear noise: Not uncommon, usually arises from mucus in the middle ear/Eustachian tubes;should resolve.If discomfort occurs see a physician ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine while at the tail end of cold. I'm only taking flonase?

Yes: A glass of wine should not affect recovery from a cold, nor will it cause an interaction with flonase. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I swallow semen from a guy that had the flu or cold can I get sick?

Can you tell me if I swallow semen from a guy that had the flu or cold can I get sick?

Probably not...: Catching flu or cold is through air-borne transmission. So, it's very unlikely for you to get it by swallowing semen. But, sex is conducted under physical closeness so there is no guaranty to not inhale partner's exhaled vapor/air. Then, be aware and careful.

But, practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will strengthen your immune ability making you more resistant to... ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my right tonsil is swollen and hurt to drink cold stuff and to swallow?

What do you suggest if my right tonsil is swollen and hurt to drink cold stuff and to swallow?

Tonsil: Good question. May be tonsillitis or an abscess less likely dental with referred pain from a back molar. Check it out today if it's that painful. ...Read more

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My right tonsil is swollen and hurt to drink cold stuff and to swallow. What do you recommend?

Swollen tonsil: You may have tonsillitis, but more concerning is that it is just one tonsil. That could mean that you have an infection or maybe even an abscess behind the right tonsil (peritonsillar abscess). This usually needs to be treated by a drainage procedure, which is done by an ENT specialist. Could be something else, which should be evaluated, also by an ent. ...Read more

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My right tonsil is swollen and it hurts to drink cold stuff and to swallow. What could be wrong?

My right tonsil is swollen and it hurts to drink cold stuff and to swallow. What could be wrong?

Tonsil: If it grossly larger than left, should be evaluated by ENT. Could have isolated crypt inflammation/infection. Antibiotics =/- depending on findings. Gargle with dilute saline. Half tsp in glass of warm water. ...Read more