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Home Remedies For Difficulty Swallowing
Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek μαλακία, 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.
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Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more
I have difficulty swallowing after having botox injections in the neck. Is this a temporary side-effect and do I need treatment?
It will resolve:
Botox for what wrinkles on the forehead (cosmetic) or for medical problems like muscle spasm or vocal cord dystonia. Was the injection in the neck? Again cosmetic or for spasm. This is a known side effect and it will get better but will take weeks to a few months. Make sure it is not progressing to the point where you can not swallow without choking.
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Lungs burning in the mornings when I first wake up. Difficulty swallowing. I smoke but cutting down. What can this be? Reflux? Natural treatment?
Sob. Wheeze. Throat mucus. Difficulty swallowing. Wake up tired stuffy. Sinus problems. Cough up mucus. Could this be silent reflux? Natural treatment
Possibilities....: Your breathing difficulties are likely due to bronchospasm. The bronchospasm could be due to post-nasal drip (or other sinus problems) and/or reflux. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers can treat the bronchospasm and there are treatments for the sinuses and reflux so see your doctor asap. Smoking cessation will help improve your breathing as well. If your breathing worsens, go to the er. ...Read more
Can minor GERD cause swelling of throat + difficulty swallowing? Sore throat for 8 month. Any home treatments? Large gas and occasional bloating.
Are there any home remedy's for pain relieving with strep throat? It hurts to swallow and I can't eat, but my mom won't but me any medicine for it.
Firstly, you used the term strep throat. Was this diagnosed by a throat swab performed by a medical professional. If so, then antibiotics are required. But, most sore throat are viral.
Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen may help with pain. At home remedies include warm liquids to drink and warm salt water gargles. ...Read more
Multiple: Dysphagia is only a descriptive term for difficulties swallowing. It can be caused by a large number of medical problems involving the throat, nervous system or gastrointestinal system. ...Read more
Swallowng difficulty: Many things can cause dysphagia or swallowing problems.Reflux disease (gerd), esophageal motility problems, strictures or other more ominous things like tumors. And osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax (alendronate) are increasingly implicated. Talk to your doctor about this and a endoscopic procedure or barium swallow is likely in ordre. ...Read more
Swallowing pills: If your difficulty only involves swallowing pills and you cannot mentally overcome the challenge, consider chewable or liquid forms of the same medications. If you have other swallowing issues, see your physician for an evaluation. Some individuals place the pills in foods such as peanut butter, applesauce, etc. In order to facilitate swallowing them. ...Read more
Gag reflex: Lots of people have a difficult time swallowing pills, so you are not alone. When you eat food, you just swallow, not thinking about it. The act of swallowing a pill, or a non-food entity, brings out your gag reflex. With practice, you should be able to get it down. Practice with m&ms - it worked for my kids! ...Read more
See your doc: They might start with a swallow study and go from there. ...Read more
For most of us, it's 99.99% mental. Unfortunately, i'm one of those people and it's irritating since I have to take a total of 7 pills daily at 3 different times of the day. To get me through, I sometimes hide the pills in gelatin dessert or applesauce.
For folks who've had radiation of surgery in the neck, however, it can me more serious and they should check in with their primary care doctor. ...Read more
See a specialist: Start with your primary care physician. If he or she cannot diagnose your problem, you may be referred to either an ENT or gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Dysphagia is symptom: Derived from the Latin words meaning difficulty of eating. ...Read more
Difficulty swallowin: Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem with the swallowing mechanism. ...Read more
See your MD: Start with an appointment with your primary care physician. If he or she cannot diagnose your problem, you may be referred to an ENT or gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more
I feel like I'm having difficulty swallowing. I don't know if I'm just eating too fast or if there's something wrong.?
Not used: Literally it would be called dysmastication (mastication=chewing) but this is not a term used in medicine. It is used on occasion in veterinary medicine. ...Read more
Difficulty in swallowing is caused by, lesions in the mouth and pharynx or larynx, neuromuscular disturbances, mechanical obstruction of the oesaphagus, tonsilar abscesses, Ludvig's angina, and carcinoma of the tongue, excessive dryness or thirst, and acute alcoholic inebriation.
It is a problem and if it does not disappear in a few hours you should seek professional attention quickly. ...Read more
Likely good news: Of your two concerns, the one that needs the most attention is difficulty swallowing. The dizziness could be an associated symptom of anxiety related to your trouble swallowing or "dysphasia". Your gender and age also lead me to think there are likely no serious issues unless you have frequent or severe heartburn which could lead to dysphasia. Time for check up:). ...Read more
Depends: Reflux can irritate the esophagus and cause spasm which disrupts the orderly flow of food through the esophagus. It can also cause increased tightness of the upper esophageal sphincter and make it harder to move food from the throat into the esophagus. Prolonged acid exposure can cause stricture and lining changes that progress to cancer. Suggest GI or ENT evaluation if hard to swallow/freq heartbur. ...Read more