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Choking Sensation In 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
Is there a difference between stress-related chest/ arm discomfort and exercise-related chest heaviness and a choking sensation in the throat?
After 22hrs of not eating, i keep feeling this choking sensation in my throat and my ears feel heavy. What is this?
started taking nexium 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
My mother has ben suffering with a choking sensation in her throat and a very stuffy nose. What can you advise her to do?
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
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
Had mono 3-4mnths ago, seen dr and ent, theyre not worried, had ultrasound on neck, negative, but throat still gets tight choking sensation, thyroid?
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