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Food Stuck In Throat But Not Choking
Yes: Swallowing a large bite of rare meat can get lodged in the esophagus and may have to be removed by a physician. ...Read more
After I eat get burning sensatio8n in my throat down to stomach & feels like food is stuck in throat but not choking. After I eat have to go bathroom?
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. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor Rx. Discuss with your ENT. ...Read more
Take it easy: Best plan is to take it easy with foods until your throat recovers. You can have soft foods and/or liquids like soup -- making sure the temperature is tolerable. Unless you have severely damaged your throat, its mucosal lining should heal fairly quickly (within days). In the meantime, advil or aleve (naproxen) may help. Salt water gargles (don't swallow!); warm herbal teas. Stay hydrated. ...Read more
Past couple months I woke up choking and couldn't breath. During the day I have to force my throat to swallow saliva on and offbut not drinks or food?
Time to see the Dr.: Such symptoms are possibly due to achalasia (or other causes). One can see her primary care doctor, who can refer to a gastroenterology doctor if needed. Achalasia is when the lower end of the esophagus is too tight, and swallowed liquids and foods have a hard time getting into the stomach, and thus remain in the esophagus and flow back into the throat when a person lies down or bends over. ...Read more
Solid food feels like it gets stuck in my throat. What could be causing this? I'm afraid to eat in fear of choking. I try to drink and it don't go do
Restriction: Sometimes if there is narrowing of your esophagus this can cause the feeling of food getting stuck in your throat. There are also other conditions that can cause webs in the esophagus which in turn will cause this sensation. Recommend you see your doctor or a Gastroenterologist as soon s possible. More testing may need to be done to find out the cause. ...Read more
I had ice cream, and a bowl of cereal with milk before going directly to sleep. While sleeping the food came up my throat choking. Why?
Full stomach and: Non-upright position can allow food to escape the stomach and cause gag reflex or even aspiration into lungs (cough, choking). You might have poor lower esophageal sphincter tone, hiatal hernia, or gerd. Don't eat right before bedtime, elevate the head of the bed a tiny bit, and if this happens more frequently, see a gastroenterologist. Chronic reflux can lead to esophageal cancer! ...Read more
Trouble swallowing after a near choking incident about a month ago, I have been having problems swallowing food/ not liquids, I can feel the food in the throat and it does'nt go down, if I drink too much fluid to try and wash it down, it may come up but I
See ENT specialist: The swallowing issues as well as the earlier choking episode needs investigation. Acid reflux into your throat (lpr) can irritate the delicate membranes in and around the voice box. This irritation can include swelling that can affect your swallowing. See an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Why isn't my throat allowing me to swallow saliva sometimes but, food and drinks are fine. Woke 2 x choking and choke on food and has gone in nose?
Esophagus: May be an swallowing disorder. See ent doc for evaluation/diagnosis. ...Read more
Had swollen glands. Went back for check up better now. Told throat red and inflamed. Feels like food is stuck or im choking. Worried. Saw doc yesterday?
Left tonsil has been enlarged for three weeks. No fever, sore throat or cough. Only symptom is choking on food and feels like Bubble in throat.?
Get checked.: When one tonsil is larger than the other, and this is new, you should get checked by your doc, even though you have no fever. Sometimes strep can present without a fever, and sometimes without a sore throat. Other things can cause this though, and it it's impossible to say without more detail and seeing it in person. ...Read more
Sore throat, choking on food, swollen lymph node in neck and chest, feeling of something in throat, (needing to clear) tiredness and asthma symptoms?
Check with your doc: This needs to be checked by your doc. Asap. ...Read more
I have lump in throat causing right ear pain nausea head and neck pain severe fatigue and problem wirh my balance no health insurance chokeing on food as well hard to breathe laying down?
I have trouble swallowing. When I eat, food gets stuck in my throat and I choke. The only way it goes away is if I make myself throw up.
That can occur but: Most often a person coughs vigorously. When there is an area of irritation it can feel like something is caught in the throat. ...Read more
I woke up with a scatchy throat after a choking epis. The night before. I took my temp and it was 100.5 after taking one that was normal. What's wron?
Viral or bacterial?:
it is likely you are developing a bacterial or viral infection that might have triggered a chocking episode to start with, depending on what you consider a chocking episode if it was a blockage of airway from some food, and it was expelled after a strong cough spell, it is possible that there was some trauma to the lining of the pharynx, causing the scratchy throat. See your doctor. ...Read more
What should you do if someone has something stuck in their throat but they aren't choking? Leave them alone?
When I lie down on my back, it feels like something pressing on my throat, choking me. Feel front of throat, large hard knot. Ideas, cause?
See a doctor: Unclear by history, but depending on where the lump is, it may be an enlarged thyroid (if at bottom of neck). Could be any number of things, possibly concerning in light of size of mass and firmness, especially if you smoke. If your neck was fused, a pressure sensation in the throat is very common, and you could have some fibrosis / scarring (small price to pay for healthier spine). ...Read more
I tried choking myself with a belt, and I didn't succeed, but I did succeed in getting a feeling of having the of something in my throat. Why?
See someone soon.: Probably has something to do with the belt. If you applied enough pressure you may have injured some of the structures in your neck. I am glad you reconsidered and would hope that you seek guidance and help from those around you. Religious leaders, primary care doc, parents, friends. ...Read more
Copious mucus: Allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis (non-allergic; triggered by things like cigarette smoke, diesel fumes, perfumes), chronic sinusitis are some causes of post-nasal drainage. Otc antihistamines like claritin/ zyrtec/benadryl, nasal saline spray, prescription nasal steroid sprays may help after good exam by doc to determine the cause. ...Read more
I keep getting this feeling of mucus in chest or throat and feel as if it is choking me or going to choke me. Help?
Mucus in chest: Need to r/o infection. Please see your physician. ...Read more
Past 4 days now I feel like something is stuck in my throat. It is very uncomfortable and at times I feel like it's choking me. What could it be?
Can be many thing: An obstruction from a tonsil, lymphnode, thyroid, etc. It could be food getting stuck in am out pouching called a diverticulum, and so on. A visit to an ENT dr would be helpful and he could look with a fiberoptic scope. ...Read more
My throat seems to react to either heavy creme/butter, or powdered sugar. It tickles and turns to a feeling where I have to cough, like I'm choking?
Allergy: Don't eat them. You may have an allergy to them and your body is telling you this ...Read more
In the middle of the night, after about 4 hours of sleep. I'm awaking by choking. It feels like my throat is being blocked by something. I need help?
I woke up feeling like I was going to be sick and I felt like I was choking. Felt like there was something stuck in my throat and I had to cough? Why?
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