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Cause Chronic Laryngitis Choking Sensation Throat
Most likely reflux: Most likely cause is acid reflux even if there is no heartburn. Only 1/3 of people with reflux have heartburn. Consider avoiding caffeine, alcohol, acidic or spicy foods, smoking, eating less than 4 hrs before sleep, sleeping with the the head higher than the heart, and antacids. Could also be throat tumor so consider ENT evaluation if symptoms present longer then 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Reflux: Stomach juice coming up into the throat. ...Read more
I have had Laryngitis or voice loss for 6 days now, it comes and goes. In the past 24 hours I have been suffering from a choking sensation.
Consult doctor: There are a few possibilities. May just be phlegm stuck in the larynx (voice box) however it's important to get reviewed in case this is something different like a tracheitis (windpipe infection) or a supraglottitis (infection above the voice box) which can affect breathing and swallowing. May also need to consider reflux Please see doctor urgently if breathing or swallowing difficulties ...Read more
See below: Many things, none of them good. You need to see your doctor today to sort these symptoms out. ...Read more
Does a peg tube cause a choking sensation or a lump in the throat? I have redness around my peg tube, is this normal?
No, but...: A PEG tube is down in the stomach, so doesn't affect the throat (presuming there wasn't an upper endoscopy procedure in the past few days). However, normal healthy people don't have PEG tubes, which means there could be some illness or disorder that relates to the throat and to the reason why a person has a PEG tube. ...Read more
I have difficult swallowing, choking sensation, and cough. Do you think Botox which was injected in my neck 3 months ago caused this?
Good day, thank you for your question! The quick answer is most likely not if it was injected properly. Also Botox starts to fade in its effect after 3-4 months.
All the Best!
Dr. Tony Perkins. ...Read more
After 22hrs of not eating, I keep feeling this choking sensation in my throat and my ears feel heavy. What is this?
Is there a difference between stress-related chest/ arm discomfort and exercise-related chest heaviness and a choking sensation in the throat?
Started taking nexium (esomeprazole) today. Still having a choking sensation around my throat and burn in the middle of my chest any sug? Can I use pepcid 2 with it
Antacids: It takes a while for this to work. Take an antacid, a liquid antacid my help coat your esophagus. Do not take any pill within 30 minutes of taking a dose or for an hour after a dose of it. Generic liquid antacids can taste truly hideous. This is one time when Brand Names are definitely better. ...Read more
Extreme pain and choking sensation on left side of throat. What should I do? Swallowing is painful and next to impossible. Feels like a classic sore throat but x100 and only on the left side of throat. It feels swollen and like someone is choking me with
Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. But your description makes me wonder about a possible peritonsilar abcess. I know you are concerned by the cost of an emergency room. However, if this is a peritonsilar abcess it could be life threatening. ...Read more
My mother has ben suffering with a choking sensation in her throat and a very stuffy nose. What can you advise her to do?
Had mono 3-4mnths ago, seen dr and ent, they're not worried, had ultrasound on neck, negative, but throat still gets tight choking sensation, thyroid?
Choking: I'm really not sure what you are asking. Are you getting food stuck? Are you having trouble breathing? The treatment is different. What you should do is see your doctor to see what is causing your symptoms ...Read more
Neck tightness and choking sensation. Is this due to my anxiety or possibly something else? Gp said its anxiety but not convinced, ER said the same
Anxiety: Try relaxation exercises and see if it goes away. If it comes and goes it most likely is not something pathological, but anxiety. Inhalation gives you energy and exhaling gives you relaxation. So try to extend your exhalation. You could visit dawnbuse. Com for free and get other relaxation exercises. Avoid caffeine and make sure to excercize and hydrate sufficiently. ...Read more
I have neck pain, spasms. Difficulty swallowing, lips get numb, choking Sensation. Worse if I carry something heavy. Relief if I lay down.
What you describe sounds like a disorder of the cervical spine. Perhaps there is a slipped disc or some change in the spinal column.
Try hot shower to neck, GENTLY turn side to side for 3 minutes/day.
If not relieved, need to get this checked by orthopedist. ...Read more
TSH is 0.77 free T4 is 1.14 is this normal? I have a goiter palpitations Fullness in neck choking sensation hands and feet are cold headaches
You need to be seen: Asap, your symptoms aren't normal, forget about the lab results, good luck ...Read more
It started with swollen glands, fatigue, oral thrush, . had CT of head and neck, chest. Now have enlarged thyroid and choking sensation. ?
Complicated: Your symptoms suggest a viral cause. The fatigue, gland swelling and rapid thyroid enlargement indicate a systemic (total body process). By the fact you have had a ct scan I assume you have seen a doctor. Hopefully bloodwork was done and the information will be helpful. Your most important issue right now is your airway, if you are having trouble breathing you need to go to the hospital er asap. ...Read more
See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Can hyperthyroidism cause inflamed thyroid and cause difficulty swallowing, coughing, and choking sensation?
Yes: Hyperthyroidism can result from inflammation of the thyroid (subacute thyroiditis). There will be pain and swelling of the thyroid that can feel like a sore throat, and cause trouble swallowing. If the thyroid is large enough, you can also have a choking sensation. Treatment for this condition is different than the usual treatment for an overactive thyroid. ...Read more
Can reg severe panic attacks cause plaque build up in 18yr old? Chest n rib pain choking sensation restlessness n Feeling like dying/ heart strained
No: Panic does not cause plaque buildup. Symptoms described, though, are not uncommon with panic. If you have not already had an eval to rule out physical causes that would be a first course of action. If symptoms are anxiety related consider seeking a cognitive behavioral psychologist - behavioral treatment of panic is effective. Be well. ...Read more
After having a implanted venous access port placed for chemo I now have a choking sensation, what is going on?
I ve had a choking sensation most days the past week with a gravely voice. Dr said my airway is open and my larynx and vocal cordes were not swollen. He thought it was acid reflux so I ve been taking the medication he prescribed, not eating 2 hrs before be
Acid reflux vs drip: Reflux and post-nasal drainage can both cause symptoms like you mention. It can take quite a while for the drainage due to reflux to improve: up to three months in some cases. Mucinex (guaifenesin) can also help the gravelly voice: you can take up to 1200 mg twice a day. It helps by thinning the secretions and making them seem like saliva. We swallow lots of that each day anyway ...Read more
Reflux?: Complaints like this can be very well related to reflux. When you lie flat, the acid can come up into your throat. This can cause a cough, phlegm, and the feeling that something is stuck in your throat. One should avoid spicy foods, don't eat less than 2 hours before they lie down, sleep on an incline. If it persists one can try otc reflux meds and see their md. ...Read more
Get expert help: Many have a very sensitive cough/gag response. Anxiety can certainly trigger it. The key is to effectively manage and prevent the anxiety. If you've tried on your own through various self-help methods, and the anxiety is still occurring, then it's time for expert help. Therapy and/or meds can be very effective. The sooner you address this problem, usually the easier it is to reverse. ...Read more
See your doctor!: All those problems can be related to uncontrolled gastroesophageal reflux, stomach ulceration and aspiration of acid into the airways. Sleep apnea can be associated with all of these symptoms as well. Treating the underlying cause will make your nights much more restful! ...Read more
Having a hard time swallowing anything but water, choking sensation, dry mouth. Not strep, tested for that today. Really tired from not eating for 5da?
Likely viral: If you have a sore throat that is not strep than it is most likely viral which can be just as painful as strep. If it is viral you have to let it run its course. You can use meds like advil (ibuprofen) for the pain but will not speed up the healing process. Staying hydrated is the first priority and you may need to drink smoothies to get calories in. Steroids can be used if airway is compromised. ...Read more
Choking sensation and pain at the back of the head and a mild chest pain what is this sickness. Its been?
When I'm trying to get to sleep hv rapid breathing feel like stomach sucked in, choking sensation, n like stone on rib cage n breathless panic attack?
Shallow breathing: From anxiety. This is very common. We tighten up when we are anxious and rib cage breathe. Work on belly breathing a few times a day, inflate the belly first, then go up to the shoulders, reverse to exhale. See your doc to rule out medical conditions. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What to do if I have asthma, and have been having difficulty breathing, coughing, and a powerful choking sensation. Help!!?
A week ago I started having stomach pain and nausea, which lasted 3 days. Now I also have back pain and a choking sensation. Doctor said it is stress.
Dizzy spells, sternum pain, nausea, chest tight, tiredness, short of breath at times, wake up in night with choking sensation. Can it be gerd/reflux?
Yes: Most common cause is gastroesophageal reflux sometimes associated with esophagitis.Sometimes pain mimics heart attack. When gastric acid reaches the vocal folds, airways, and lungs, cause swelling of the passages which can lead to atypical asthma reactions. Such airway damage can affect breathing. Dysphagia is choking. Nausea and tightness of chest. See physician to rule out other causes of pain. ...Read more
Will chronic laryngitis go away if I take an over-the-counter acid reflux medicine? Acid reflux in the past has caused me to have chronic laryngitis. Will over-the-counter reflux pills be strong enough or do I still have to take a prescription medication?
Usually: Usually you need a strong anti acid medication from the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) family. Prilosec/omeprazole is one of these and can be bought over the counter. You normally need prolonged therapy that should be monitored by a doctor. Ppis can cause weaker bones and there is a risk of worse reflux if you come off of it cold turkey. ...Read more
What causes pressurein the backupper partof the throatthat is constant and won't go away sometimes coughing and having a choking feeling, I take medicationforpanicattacks andanxiety but it doesn't seem to help, my doctor looked in my throat and says every
There: There are many things that can cause this sensation. Most of the time it is due to reflux of acid into the throat. You can have symptoms of acid in the throat without the normal esophageal symptoms of indigestion or heartburn. Many times we can't find anything wrong, even after doing an evaluation with scopes. I feel many of these symptoms may be due to muscle tension in the many muscles that control the throat and neck. This tension may cause the pressure sensations. These are exacerbated in those that have an anxious personality. This will not get better with the typical anti-acid remedies. ...Read more
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