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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. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

Swallowing disorders are conditions where it is difficult for a person to move food or water from their mouth, through their esophagus, ...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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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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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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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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Any reason why am i having difficulty swallowing soft foods?

Several reasons: Difficulty swallowing soft or hard foods could be caused by a number of things. Your primary care physician should be the starting point for evaluation. If he or she cannot determine the cause, you may be referred to an ENT or gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why i'm having difficulty swallowing soft foods?

May things: Could be a number of things. You should start with an evaluation by your md who will run some tests to determine what the problem is. ...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