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Doctor insights on: Foods To Eat With Difficulty Swallowing Soft Or Clear Liquids

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Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

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

Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty with swallowing is the sensation that food is stuck in the throat, or from the neck down to just above the abdomen ...Read more


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Foods to eat with difficulty swallowing? Soft or clear liquids?

Foods to eat with difficulty swallowing? Soft or clear liquids?

Clear liquids: If this is a temporary issue such as a throat infection, start with clear liquids first to prevent dehydration then move up to soft foods. If your swallowing issue lasts more than a few days or you are choking on food, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food/liquid on&off, burping.Keep having to clear my throat or feel like i cant breathe.Hx:Hernia.ER?Walkin?

Difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food/liquid on&off, burping.Keep having to clear my throat or feel like i cant breathe.Hx:Hernia.ER?Walkin?

Evaluation needed: You need a swallowing evaluation as well as an upper gi evaluation of esophaguswhich can be accomplished with an old fashioned simple barium swallow examination in the xray department or by a gastroenterologist performing an esophagogasrtoscopy. The swallowing evaluation is usually done by a speech pathologist to evaluate your transferring of food or liquid from the mouth to pharynx to the esophag ...Read more

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Hello! I have an 18 yr old daughter on liquid sertraline for anxiety and OCD. She is having great difficulty swallowing due to the bad taste. Hence, she doesn't take it as prescribed. Can zoloft tablets be crushed and taken with food like applesauce?

Hello!  I have an 18 yr old daughter on liquid sertraline for anxiety and OCD.  She is having great difficulty swallowing due to the bad taste.  Hence, she doesn't take it as prescribed.  Can zoloft tablets be crushed and taken with food like applesauce?

Yes: Not uncommon for older kids to have trouble swallowing pills due to severe anxiety/OCD. Try crushing tablet and mixing with applesauce or ice cream. Do talk about this issue with therapist or prescribing doctor. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My Boyfriend is experiencing loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids) , gagging and difficulty walkin...

My Boyfriend is experiencing  loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids) , gagging and difficulty walkin...

Seek medical care: While symptoms of loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing can be from a viral infection such as laryngitis, these symptoms could also be from a bacterial infection such as pharyngitis or epiglottis, which can be an emergency. Don't delay getting a physician to examine someone having such symptoms. ...Read more

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I need to know if Pepcid and Nexium (esomeprazole) are one in the same. Have difficulty swallowing- is Pepcid available in liquid form? Is it covered by Medicare?

I need to know if Pepcid and Nexium (esomeprazole) are one in the same.  Have difficulty swallowing- is Pepcid available in liquid form? Is it covered by Medicare?

Not the same: Pepcid is a H2 blocker, nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor. Either should work for GERD. You should call the 800 number on your pharmacy card to ask about coverage. Since they are both now OTC it is less likely they will be covered. Nexium (esomeprazole) comes as "granules" that can be dissolved in fluid. ...Read more

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I am having difficulty swallowing pills due to my EoE. Is there a good liquid allergy medicine for adults which does not cause drowsiness?

I am having difficulty swallowing pills due to my EoE. Is there a good liquid allergy medicine for adults which does not cause drowsiness?

All of them.: certainly benadryl (diphenhydramine) is available as a liquid over the counter. AND all the other allergy medicines if not already available as a liquid can be COMPOUNDED to be a liquid by the appropriate pharmacist ...Read more

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Feels like food is stuck on my chest for a few hours, no problem swallowing liquids. Have the urge to force myself to burp?

Feels like food is stuck on my chest for a few hours, no problem swallowing liquids. Have the urge to force myself to burp?

Hi: If liquids pass you probably do not have a blockage as they would come back up too. You might have irritated your lower esophagus. Liquid antacids might be the best to try at first and dose four times a day. You might need to treat up to two weeks and Zantac (ranitidine) OTC would be easier. If your symptoms have been there longer then you need to seek further evaluation and treatment and possibly a scope. ...Read more

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Having trouble swallowing food. No problem with liquids. No pain or any other symptom. I kinda feel tightness in throat, but hard to say. What's up?

Having trouble swallowing food. No problem with liquids. No pain or any other symptom.  I kinda feel tightness in throat, but hard to say. What's up?

See answer: This may be heartburn / acid reflux or it could be a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis which can cause narrowing of your esophagus as well as rings which can make swallowing solids (especially soft ones like bread, pasta, meats, etc) more difficult. See a GI doctor for further evaluation. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Foods to eat when you have difficulty swallowing, with big tonsils. What would make a good balance?

Foods to eat when you have difficulty swallowing, with big tonsils.  What would make a good balance?

Need evaluation: If your tonsils are sufficiently large enough to interfere with your swallowing foods, they need evaluation by an ENT doc to see if surgery is indicated. The other concern is that your trouble with swallowing is unrelated to your tonsils and needs further testing. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Most often, the side effects of recent Botox injections will resolve, so any issues in the mean time need to be cared for properly with prevention to avoid aspiration, etc. Follow your Dr's advice and follow-up with him/her if the symptoms persist. best wishes. ...Read more

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Can H Pylori cause swallowing problems or spasms? Where you cant eat solid foods only liquids? My Upper Endoscopy was normal. Baruim swallow showed bacteria and a little acid.

Can H Pylori cause swallowing problems or spasms? Where you cant eat solid foods only liquids? My Upper Endoscopy was normal. Baruim swallow showed bacteria and a little acid.

Esophageal Spasm: H Pylori is not known to cause spasm of the esophagus.You had endoscopy was normal and what tpo say Barium Swallow showed bacteria and acid does not make sence to me .there are different tests for Esophageal spasm like manometry and consult your Gastroentrologist . Control Acidcreflux , avoid too hot of too cold food and a trial of smooth muscle relaxants like calcium channel blockers.Avoid stres ...Read more

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I'm having trouble consuming food without feeling nauseated and I have trouble swallowing foods liquids and tablets. I have emetophobia and was sick. ?

I'm having trouble consuming food without feeling nauseated and I have trouble swallowing foods liquids and tablets. I have emetophobia and was sick. ?

A serious condition: Emetophobia -fear of vomiting- is a debilitating phobia that causes intense anxiety and suffering. The first thing you need is to be in therapy with a compassionate, cognitive behavioral therapist who can tolerate discussing and exploring all aspects of your horror of vomiting so that the two of you can begin to desensitize these fears. Be clear in seeking a doctor, what you are struggling with! ...Read more

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My ear hurts and it hurts to swallow liquid s and food I am 7 months what can I do and what's the cause?

My ear hurts and it hurts to swallow liquid s and food I am 7 months  what can I do and what's the cause?

Ear pain: This may be due to swelling or infection. T any rate it is not comfortable. Please have this checked out. ...Read more

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Went swimming in very cold water a few days ago, since then it hurts to swallow very cold food or liquids. Thoughts?

Went swimming in very cold water a few days ago, since then it hurts to swallow very cold food or liquids. Thoughts?

Provide more info: Unfortunately there is not enough information to venture a diagnosis. Even with further information it will probably take an examination, and possibly tests, to make a diagnosis. Please see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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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

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

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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

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