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Everytime I swallow something it feels like my throat is being cut what is it?

Everytime I swallow something it feels like my throat is being cut what is it?

Probable Virus: More than likely you have a viral sore throat. It could have associated fever, a white covering on the tonsils and back of the throat, swollen lymph glands in the neck, under the jaw and you could even have a rash. Strep throat could do the same. If you have not ingested anything to cut or abrade the throat or back of throat, then viral would come to mind, though others could cause this. ...Read more

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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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It feels like something is stuck in my throat everytime i swallow and its been a while since i got my tonsils out, what could this be?

It feels like something is stuck in my throat everytime i swallow and its been a while since i got my tonsils out, what could this be?

Globus feeling: Hello, the sensation that you may be feeling could be coming from a condition called globus pharyngitis. This is usually caused by a reflux of juices from your stomach up through your esophagus into the area around your vocal cords. This irritation occurs over a long time. See your ENT doctor where he/she will perform an endoscopy to confirm the cause of your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
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I had a soar throat for a week now. It did go away but now there is a feeling like something is stuck in my throat.Everytime i swallow ?

I had a soar throat for  a week now. It did go away but now there is a feeling like something is stuck in my throat.Everytime i swallow ?

Exam: It could be a foreign body sensation from irritation or something more. Have a doctor take a look. You might need someone who can look down behind your tongue, like an ENT (ears, nose & throat) doctor who has a flexible scope, or a mirror to look down there. As long as you're breathing ok you can wait a few days, but, if it's really annoying have it checked. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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Every time I swallow or tilt my head back and rotate it in circles, it feels like there's something stuck in my throat. Can you help me?

Every time I swallow or tilt my head back and rotate it in circles, it feels like there's something stuck in my throat. Can you help me?

Evaluation needed: You may in fact have a foreign body in your throat, or a spasm of the muscles of the upper esophagus that make it feel like you do. Suggest evaluation by an ENT physician or gastroenterologist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My uvula is touching the end of my tongue. Every time I swallow It feels like there's something in my throat and I don't know if it's serious or not. ?

My uvula is touching the end of my tongue. Every time I swallow It feels like there's something in my throat and I don't know if it's serious or not. ?

Large uvula: May be related to gastric reflux which can reflux upward, irritate the uvula and cause swelling/infection or post nasal drip from sinusitis.It also can cause/exacerbate snoring/ sleep apnea. Would follow up this week with ENT( ears nose throat) doctor. May need to elevate head of bed, anti gastric meds like prevecid, or antihsitamines rarely surgery. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once
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Almost every time I swallow feels like something dry is stuck in my throat but for sure nothing is, no pain or itchiness. Trouble swallowing yesterday?

Almost every time I swallow feels like something dry is stuck in my throat but for sure nothing is, no pain or itchiness. Trouble swallowing yesterday?

Throat exam: If the symptom is only a few days old, a viral infection could be brewing. If there is a sensation of a lump in your throat, stress and tension can be the cause. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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