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About an hour after i take my BP meds, i feel like I have a lump or food stuck in my throat. When i eat, I have to drink lots to keep the food moving?

About an hour after i take my BP meds, i feel like I have a lump or food stuck in my throat.  When i eat, I have to drink lots to keep the food moving?

Dryness: There are BP meds that can affect the throat, making them feel dry. The Alpha blockers like Clonidine do that. Discuss with your doctor, i'm sure he will understand and make the necessary changes. ...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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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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3 days- very sore throat. No other "sick" like symptoms. Not getting better. Now feels like there is food stuck in my throat, like a golf ball. Why?

3 days- very sore throat. No other "sick" like symptoms. Not getting better. Now feels like there is food stuck in my throat, like a golf ball.  Why?

Doctor can check: A very sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor or an ear-nose-throat doctor to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat bacterial infection. Other possibilities include a tonsillar abscess, a viral infection, a throat ulcer, etc... The doctor has to look at the throat to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Is it true that there is no cure to acid reflux (gerd)? I have this since 2006. I feel like there's a food stuck in my throat. Feel heartburn.Any tip?

Can be fixed: First, objective testing to document gerd (ph test) and correlate symtoms, along with endoscopy, upper GI contrast study and manometry should be done. If appropriate, stertta procedure done endoscopically or surgical procedure can be highly effective, but aren't perfect. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in antireflux procedures for a consultation to find out more. ...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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Why do I feel like there's food stuck in my throat? right by the collar bone and it feel difficult to swallow

Why do I feel like there's food stuck in my throat? right by the collar bone and it feel difficult to swallow

Dysphagia: There could be many reasons for difficulty swallowing food, or dysphagia, and it usually requires an evaluation to determine the cause and to map out a treatment plan. I would make an appointment to see your doctor. In the meantime, I would consider a short course of omeprazole 20 mg once a day. Do not skip the evaluation, even if the interim medication helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel constipated, have lower right back pain, feel like food stuck in my throat, no nausea, no fever. I stopped working out 2 months ago. 51 yr old?

I feel constipated, have lower right back pain, feel like  food stuck in my throat, no nausea, no fever. I stopped working out 2 months ago. 51 yr old?

Back pain, dysphagia: Your symptoms may be related or not, minor, or more serious. I would ask you: are you/have you every smoked; have you had a screening colonoscopy? Food sticking in the throat could suggest infection or something causing some obstruction, low back pain could be muscular, could suggest a kidney stone or urinary infection, constipation needs further evaluation. You should see your provider. ...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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Feels like food stuck in my throat when i swallow.Theres a tightness also in my neck and the pressure goes up to my head.Which doctor should i consul?

Feels like food  stuck in my throat when i swallow.Theres a tightness also in my neck and the pressure goes up to my head.Which doctor should i consul?

GP: Seeing your general practitioner is the best place to start. He or she may be able to handle the problem, or determine which consultant is most appropriate. Of course, if you are having trouble breathing or having severe chest pain, the ER is the best place to be. ...Read more

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