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What are the causes of chronic laryngitis and choking sensation in throat.?

What are the causes of chronic laryngitis and 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

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Choking (Definition)

Chocking is when something is obstructing the airway often the trachea. This is an emergency. Someone chocking with complete obstruction cannot speak. They will often grab at their throats. The heimlich maneuver is the famous technique taught in bls courses to try ...Read more


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Is there a difference between stress-related chest/ arm discomfort and exercise-related chest heaviness and a choking sensation in the throat?

Is there a difference between stress-related chest/ arm discomfort and exercise-related chest heaviness and a choking sensation in the throat?

Hard to tell: Stress can mimic cardiac symptoms. If your experiencing them related to exertion i would be more concerned about heart related issues. Either way chest pain needs to be taken seriously. Please get it checked asap. ...Read more

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After 22hrs of not eating, i keep feeling this choking sensation in my throat and my ears feel heavy. What is this?

After 22hrs of not eating, i keep feeling this choking sensation in my throat and my ears feel heavy. What is this?

Time to see Dr: It 'might' be tonsil or uvula enlargement, but cannot say via internet, and is a serious issue, so should be seen, likely at an urgent care as is holiday weekend, to be sure do not need sent to er or inpatient for care. ...Read more

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My mother has ben suffering with a choking sensation in her throat and a very stuffy nose. What can you advise her to do?

My mother  has ben suffering with a choking sensation in her throat and a very stuffy nose. What can you advise her to do?

Treat sinusitis!: She is draining viscous mucous down her throat. She may need antibiotics. Warm moist air will help (netty pot, hot shower, etc). Avoid antihistimines. If continues, see your doctor. Don't want to develop pneumonia! ...Read more

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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

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What causes throat tightness/swollen choking sensation?

See below: Many things, none of them good. You need to see your doctor today to sort these symptoms out. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Choking after mono: If your tonsils are swollen or touching each other , a taped short course of steroids might help, please ask your doctor, if this problem persisted you may need to go back to ENT for possible nasolaryngosopy if it was not done yet. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 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

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Choking Feeling (Definition)

A choking feeling may happen for a number of reasons that aren't actually choking. For example, if food travels slowly down the esophagus, a person may feel like he is choking. People having anxiety attacks may similarly feel like they are ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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