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How do I get rid of my shrimp allergy every time I eat it my throat and lips become swollen and itchy for few minutes when I stop eating?

How do I get rid of my shrimp allergy every time I eat it my throat and lips become swollen and itchy for few minutes when I stop eating?

Don't: Don, t test yourself with shellfish anymore! You are potentially putting your life in danger everytime you eat it. See an allergist and determine what you are allergic to and get a Epinephrine auto injector to carry around. For the time being there is no cure for shellfish allergy. ...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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Whenever I eat apples, my throat feels like it is itchy and swollen. Could I be allergic to apples?

Whenever I eat apples, my throat feels like it is itchy and swollen. Could I be allergic to apples?

Yes: Some people with allergies to certain pollens like birch may experience this especially if the apple is fresh and during the spring time. We call this Food-Pollen allergy or the Oral Allergy Syndrome. Cooking or peeling the fruit solves the problem. You can get tested. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling like when I eat I get swollen, and food stuck in my throat its very uncomfortable, ?

What to do if I am feeling like when I eat I get swollen, and food stuck in my throat its very uncomfortable, ?

Dysphagia: Greetings. The swallowing difficulty may be related to a stricture in your esophagus or a cricopharyngeal muscle spasm. These areas can be easily evaluated with a barium swallow examination. A GI specialist or a Surgeon usually can treat this with an esophageal dilation if indicated. See your doctor for the X-ray order. ...Read more

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I had a scope put down my throat for a procedure a month ago. My gland on my left side is swollen, small white flex like tiny rice. Can eat no pain?

I had a scope put down my throat for a procedure a month ago. My gland on my left side is swollen, small white flex like tiny rice. Can eat no pain?

Cryptic Tonsil: It sounds like you have food particles in your left tonsil. Gargle deep with water or use a waterpick to get the particles out. If it continues to swell or starts giving you pain see your doctor. This likely had nothing to do with your recent scope ...Read more

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Often when I eat it can be very hard to swallow food. Should I take this seriously? My lower throat feels as if its swollen and it somtimes hurt.

Often when I eat it can be very hard to swallow food. Should I take this seriously? My lower throat feels as if its swollen and it somtimes hurt.

Yes: Not being able to swallow can cause food to get lodged in your throat restricting your ability to breath. Go get this check out as to why you are having this trouble. Go see an ENT physician. ...Read more

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Three times a day I have problems swallowing. I can still eat and drink but it feels like my throat is swollen or blocked - what's going on?

Three times a day I have problems swallowing. I can still eat and drink but it feels like my throat is swollen or blocked - what's going on?

See a doctor: You state that you smoke, and these symptoms are not normal. Please see a doctor. There are many causes for what you are describing. ...Read more

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Consant feelin of chokeing/swollen throat when I eat barely eating. See doc in week anything I can do to maybe help my throat/tongue not feel swollen?

Consant feelin of chokeing/swollen throat when I eat barely eating. See doc in week anything I can do to maybe help my throat/tongue not feel swollen?

Go to urgent care: You need more immediate attention than waiting for an office visit. Throat swelling can be a serious issue (even deadly). If you can't convince your doctor to see you now, go to an emergency room or urgent care clinic now. ...Read more

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There's something like tongue like structure in my throat, what do you call this? I think it's swollen or enlarge, I feel it every time I swallow.

There's something like tongue like structure in my throat, what do you call this? I think it's swollen or enlarge, I feel it every time I swallow.

Lump in the throat: Feeling a lump in your throat w/out cause may be Globus Pharyngis. The most likely reason is anxiety for which you can seek psychotherapy. To get DIY relief, gently warm your throat w/ a cloth and then w/ posture straight, stretch neck back till looking up. Do slow tilting/rolling of head and gently massage the tightened muscles on neck sides lengthwise till they relax. Best! ...Read more

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Sorr throat feels like im being stabbed every time I swollow. Went walk in clinic and they said my tonsils aren't swollen and no temp. Please help me?

Sorr throat feels like im being stabbed every time I swollow. Went walk in clinic and they said my tonsils aren't swollen and no temp. Please help me?

Uri: Sounds like a viral syndrome with a very sore throat. Give the symptoms time to improve. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain. Drink plenty of fluids. Get your rest and if symptoms last more than a week, then go back to dr. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering everytime I wake up after a nap I get a sore throat feels like my lymph node at the throat are swollen & get mucous what causes it?

Hi I was wondering everytime I wake up after a nap I get a sore throat feels like my lymph node at the throat are swollen & get mucous what causes it?

Sore throat: Sore throat after sleeping has more likely a function of snoring or maybe upper airway obstruction possibly related to upper airway sinonasal issues and may need to be worked up by ENT but no obvious infection ...Read more

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Got blood work had vitamin d rly low could that be why my throat feels swollen when I eat n never rly hungry n been gettin headaches? Idk what def cau

Got blood work had vitamin d rly low could that be why my throat feels swollen when I eat n never rly hungry n been gettin headaches? Idk what def cau

Not symptoms of defi: These are not symptoms of vit d deficiency. Vit d deficiency can cause muscle pain and bone pain and most of the times there are no symptoms unless it has been long term and sustained deficiency. ...Read more

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When I eat foods feel stuck n my throat. ENT doc put a lil scoop down my nose n my throat n red it was red/swollen. Could this lead to Cancer the refl?

When I eat foods feel stuck n my throat. ENT doc put a lil scoop down my nose n my throat n red it was red/swollen. Could this lead to Cancer the refl?

Technically yes.: reflux is associated with the development of atypical cells in the esophagus (Barrett's Esophagus).

you might want a more detailed consult on this sent to my inbox. ...Read more

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7 years old fever 101.5 first day, second day 100.8, today 100.2, sore throat since today and swollen lymph nodes. Overall he feels good active eat.

7 years old fever 101.5 first day, second day 100.8, today 100.2, sore throat since today and swollen lymph nodes. Overall he feels good active eat.

Viral illness: This is probably an acute viral illness from which he is beginning to recover, but would be concerned about Strep throat, and for that he should be examined and tested. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A friend got into a fight n he got his throat squeezed really hard now he can't talk or eat cuz its swollen. Could he lose his voice bucause of that?

A friend got into a fight n he got his throat squeezed really hard now he can't talk or eat cuz its swollen. Could he lose his voice bucause of that?

Needs examination: Your friend can't talk or eat... And soon he may not be able to breathe due to the swelling. Get him to the er at once! ...Read more

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The moment I drink or eat something cold my throat becomes red and swollen I can't eat or drink or talk from the pain?

The moment I drink or eat something cold my throat becomes red and swollen I can't eat or drink or talk from the pain?

Eat warmer food: You have an interesting problem. Your teeth may have a sensitivity to cold or you could be having a cholenergic response to cold similar to hives. Consult with your dentist first. If no help speak to an allergist. Obviously avoid cold food for now. ...Read more

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What could it mean with you have swollen throat glands, with real pain to eat dringk swallow for 9 days and you have a cold?

What could it mean with you have swollen throat glands, with real pain to eat dringk swallow for 9 days and you have a cold?

Infection?: It is not uncommon to have a head cold which will often cause sore throat and swollen glands but this will start to settle down in 5-10 days. If your have any fever and your throat is not startingto feel better with less pain now, then a visit to your doctor is needed urgently either via an er today or your dcotror can see you in his office over the weekend. ...Read more

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My throat is swollen and sore from puking and it hurts to eat and swollow drinks what can I do to help it heal faster?

My throat is swollen and sore from puking and it hurts to eat and swollow drinks what can I do to help it heal faster?

See MD: But in the meantime, pain meds like nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help (nsaids are better for pain and inflammation if your stomach can take it). You may also want to use a numbing throat spray like chloraseptic to get you over the hump. Slippery elm bark and/or bismuth (e.g., pepto-bismol) can help coat and soothe your throat. Honey can help, too--try it with lemon in tea! ...Read more

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ENT doc said my throat is red/swollen he used a scoop in his office 2 look n my throat. He said I won't choke if I eat regular food but I'm scared?

ENT doc said my throat is red/swollen he used a scoop in his office 2 look n my throat. He said I won't choke if I eat regular food but I'm scared?

Throat scope: Greetings. It sounds like your ENT doctor completed a thorough examination of your upper airways. That means that there aren't any abnormal findings present and the movements of the muscles used for swallowing and voice were normal. I would trust your doctors findings and start with liquids then advance back to your regular diet. If you still notice troubles, return or call the office. ...Read more

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I've been 3 days with sore throat and fever-until now. I have the neck swollen and I can hardly swallow and I can not eat most. What should I do?

I've been 3 days with sore throat and fever-until now. I have the neck swollen and I can hardly swallow and I can not eat most. What should I do?

See Your doctor: See your doctor. You could have strep throat, which if untreated, may cause permanent damage to heart or kidneys.Mono is possible also, besides a viral infection that is standard. ...Read more

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I ve tremendous pain in lower right jaw. Swollen gum n cheek. Pain in right throat n ear too. Not able to eat or swallow anything.

You need to be seen: Please be seen and evaluated. The pain in your throat and ear may simply be referred from the jaw. Something is clearly wrong and causing a lot of pain, so be seen. ...Read more

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Dysphagia, swollen tongue and painful soreness in my throat for over three months now. ENT saw nothing waiting on second one jul 9 can't eat anything.

LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx to heal properly. Need an ENT who is aware of this problem. ...Read more

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Given oral sex before (same partner every time) 1st time getting sore throat/swollen tonsil (left side) after, not concerned about std's?

Given oral sex before (same partner every time) 1st time getting sore throat/swollen tonsil (left side) after, not concerned about std's?

Oral sex ; STD's: Yes, you can get std's from oral sex unless both you and your partner have tested negative previously. ...Read more

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Woke up with a sore red throat and a blocked nose, neck is swollen everytime I cough its agony and im bringing up bloody mucus should I go to docs?

Woke up with a sore red throat and a blocked nose, neck is swollen everytime I cough its agony and im bringing up bloody mucus should I go to docs?

It sounds like it. .: It sounds like you have a moderate to severe upper respiratory tract infection. It could be caused by a virus, or bacteria or even severe allergies (seems less likely in your case). And if you have blood clots in your mucous and not just blood streaked mucous you should seek urgent help in-person. Nonetheless, you may benefit from symptom focused therapies and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more