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Difficulty Swallowing Do I Need To See A Doctor
Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek ???????, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads to tracheal collapse especially when increased airflow is demanded. The trachea normally dilates slightly during inspiration and narrows slightly during expiration. These processes are exaggerated in tracheomalacia, leading to airway collapse . REwiki ...Read more
For more than four years now I have had difficulty swallowing food without drinking a sip of water I have seen probably.Five doctors and been told a variety of possible causes the issue comes and goes day to day can be worse than the other I have spent c
Trouble swallowing: Problems with swallowing that are persistent generally warrant a formal evaluation. This would include a barium swallow test and a direct look by endoscopy. Have these been done. Without such tests, your doctors cannot perform an adequate evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I called my doctor yesterday and told him that I have difficulty swallowing and drooling. He said this is temporary and will go away.
My doctor said that the side-effects from botox will go away and that I should eat soft foods because I have difficulty swallowing. Is this true?
17, difficulty swallowing, doctor said throt infection and got penicillin, but 4 days days in and not getting better or worse, am i dying :( help me?
17, difficulty swallowing, doctor said infection and gave me penicillin vk, 2 day now and it doesn't seem any better; i'm so scared i'm dying help me?
Strep throat: If your doctor is treating you for strep throat it may not influence the severity and duration of your symptoms. The purpose of the penvk is to prevent the development of post-streptococcal acute rheumatic fever. Give this time, you will get better. If you are having any trouble breathing, then go back to the doctor asap. Stay on course, be well and good luck. ...Read more
My doctor wants me to take fiber supplements and I am afraid because I have difficulty swallowing sometimes what is the answer?
Many forms: Fiber supplements come as powder u stir into liquid (some are thick [metamucil], others not even noticeable [citracel & others]), chewable tablets [fiber choice], cookie-like wafers [metamucil], tablets, capsules. Important to take them with plenty of water; otherwise the fiber can tighten bm's rather than soften. Ask pharmacist if uncertain which one's best for u. ...Read more
17, difficulty swallowing, doctor says infection and gave me 6 days penicillin 5 days in i don't feel better? Im so scared I have cancer, I have OCD 2
Work w/ therapist: Of course cancer is scary. Painful symptoms that don't respond to rx start you worrying. It makes sense. And, w/ ocd it goes into an intense loop. If you have a therapist - work together to extinguish this trigger. If not, find one. Also, aim to learn how to trust. In some cases you can verify, in some it takes faith. There is help - direct your ocd toward your goal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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