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Crackling Throat When Swallowing
Dr. can check throat: Epiglottitis is rare. New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat or influenza). ...Read more
Congestion: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection which is causing nasal and upper airway congestion which is blocking off your eustacian tubes. This causes obstruction in the passage of air into the middle ear and leads to the popping sensation. It should get better as the infection runs it's course. An oral or nasal decongestant may give some short term relief. ...Read more
Go to the doctor: This is the very definition of crazy. I mean that in all of the non-judgmental way possible since men often deny they have a medical problem. But it s time to get to the er for urgent medical evaluation! ...Read more
Trouble swallowing, weird gurgling in lower throat/chest, feels like something moving in my throat, hurts when i swallow, coughing up lots of phlegm?
Swallowing trouble?: Swallowing trouble can reflect problems when moving food from mouth to upper esophagus (tranfer dysphagia) or when moving food down the esophagus (transit dysphagia). Partial obstruction of esophagus may "hang-up" dry solid foods but typically allow liquids to pass. Motility disorders may "hang-up" both solids as well as liquids. Consider gerd, spasm, as well as eosinophilic esophagitis here. ...Read more
Consult with MD: You may need to consult with an ENT specialist, especially if you are a smoker or ex-smoker. There could be an anomaly of the trachea (airway) or larynx which may need to be evaluated and could be easily treatable, . ...Read more
Sore throat for 3 weeks. Pain when swallowing. Phlegm stuck in throat sensation. Trouble breathing when I go to bed. Could this be throat cancer?
Feels like something moving behind my uvula (far back of throat) weird buzzing in ears. Hard to swallow, throat pain, phlegm when i cough, please help?
Post nasal drip: It seems you have post nasal drip and other symptoms that can be related to a cold or nasal allergies. You do not mention how long you have had this condition. If it comes and goes, you need to tell your doctor and perhaps see an allergist. If it is mor erecent, use a saline nasal spray to alleviate your nasal symptoms, it will improve your post nasal drip. ...Read more
Clicking sound in throat when drinking water. This sound also comes when swallowing mucus formed in throat.Please suggest something?
Clicking normal: There are a number of muscles in the throat that contract when you swallow. As they contract, clicking noises can occur. This is normal and of no concern. ...Read more
Not normal per se: It is not normal by definition as everyone does not hear noise in their ear when they swallow. However, it may be simple inner ear congestion due to seasonal allergies as an example. If it becomes bothersome, or does not go away, seek medical attention and get it examined, best wishes. ...Read more
Get examined: and tested for strep infection- cannot be diagnosed online: call for an appointment today! ...Read more
Please see your: doctor.Have you been swimming? It sounds like you may have Swimmer's Ear (otitis externa), which is an infection of the ear canal, caused by water in the ear, making a good environment for bacteria and fungus to grow. The only way to tell this for sure is to have your ear examined. The treatment, if necessary, would be prescription drops, as opposed to oral antibiotics for a regular ear infection. ...Read more
Sore throat, constant throat clearing, mucus in throat voice sounds funny sometimes. What could it be?
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