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Hot Chocolate And More Throats
Burned back of throat with only a few sips of gas station hot chocolate they were pretty big gulps because I had not had hot chocolate for about 2 mo.
Bummer, I: Hate it when that happens... avoid hot (temp and spicy) foods for next 3-5 days and it should heal without incident. The lining of the mouth and throat regenerate new tissue very quickly. Best of luck. ...Read more
Give it time: You burned your throat drinking hot chocolate. It will take up to two weeks for the healing to place depending on the severity of injury. There are some things that may help. Don't smoke in general, especially now; it will slow down the healing process. Avoid fruit juices and spicy food for two weeks. Drink plenty of water. Water at room temperature is best. Gargle with mild salt water. ...Read more
Had icecream&hot chocolate. I couldn't feel the drink being hot after the ice. So I just drank it. Now I have blisters in my throat and it hurts. Help!
Throat burn: See an ENT doctor for examination further down your throat. ...Read more
I get a sore throat right after eating at some chinese restaurants, the oil they use have a smell to it. Could I be allergic to the oil and hot sauce? My throat hurt after eating nuts & chocolate too.
If this is a pattern: Then you might have an allergy to chocolate or one of the ingredients in the chocolate food you are eating. Would recommend holding off on eating chocolate and encourage you to consider an evaluation by an allergist. Take care. ...Read more
Possibly: There may be things in the chocolate that caused the reaction. ...Read more
I keep getting a sore throat and a cough after I have sugary drinks or chocolate. What could this be?
Wheni eat chocolate, and when I drink milk my throat becomes very itchy and under my chin, sometimes the top left of my head what does this mean?
Food allergy: Sounds like you may have developed an allergy to something in the chocolate and the milk, as it is causing an itchy throat, chin, and scalp. There is lactose in the milk and milk chocolate, which may be your allergy. ...Read more
Eating chocolate, honey and other sweet foods immediatly burns my throat! Is the esophagus sensitive to sweet/strong foods? (can anxiety cause this?)
Throat burn: Throat burning with certain foods may be due to reflux of acid in the throat. You can have this without the typical reflux symptom of heartburn. Other symptoms of reflux into the throat are hoarseness, phlegm, cough, throat clearing, low grade sore throat, feelings of a lump in the throat... Stress and anxiety can exacerbate symptoms in the throat. ...Read more
My mom has acid that shoots up from her stomach to her throat. She can't eat spicy food, cola, chocolate, and dinner at night. Is this curable?
Yes: If she sees the doctor after examination, under goes test and follows her doctor 's instruction and treatments. It could be acid reflex so take her to the doctor. ...Read more
I have a really painful sore throat. I got it when I finished drinking chocolate. It hurts to talk, swallow and yawn.?
No link...: Unless the drink was shared with somebody....it should not be a factor. You can have a throat infection independent of the drink. Very rarely a contaminant in the drink can cause it. Hope you do not have a thyroid issue......... ...Read more
My stomach is not hurting I don't drink smoke or eat chocolate but my chest and throat burns and hurt. I was given azithromycin but its still there?
Pill esophagitis?: Sometimes gerd is atypical--presenting without classic heartburn but nevertheless causing inflammation of the esophagus (& even up to throat). On occasion, particularly with some antibiotics, local injury can result if there is hang-up of the medicine for a brief period of time. If your symptoms don't respond to antacids or simple acid blocker drugs over-the-counter, get a medical evaluation. ...Read more
Discomfort in throat causing sneezing especially after eating chocolate, bitter taste in mouth, and frequent need to clear throat /acid reflux or not?
I am an athlete supposed to consume chocolate milk, banana, egg plant for energy but my face becomes full of acne and get sore throat what should I d?
Allergy: Could have an allergy to something you're eating.... Consider getting allergy tested and desensitized if necessary. ...Read more
Had almond chocolate on 2/13/13, dry cough, itchy throat, lips&tongue, lot of mucus in my throat. Still coughing and mucus. I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1wk after ok?
Not related: If your symptoms occured immediately after ingesting the almond chocolate, it may be an allergy. One week later, your symptoms are not related to it. You may have environmental allergies. See an allergist and get tested to determine your triggers. ...Read more
An hour after eating chips ahoy throat felt like I was swallowing glass and metallic taste in mouth tight throat is this my GERD from the chocolate?
Tincture of time: Most burns of the throat from hot liquids cause minor burns that can be painful for a day or two but heal without significant scarring. The throat has an excellent blood supply which helps to speed healing. You should keep your mouth moist by drinking lots of fluids. For severe burns from superheated liquids, medical care may be necessary because of swelling and difficulty in swallowing. ...Read more
Are sxs chronic?: If this is a chronic or intermittent condition - please seek medical evaluation. Gargling twice a day with aloe vera juice will help soothe your throat but you need to address the underlying problem. ...Read more
Chronic sxs?: If this is a chronic condition please seek medical evaluation gargling with aloe vera juice can help to relieve pain but you need to know what is causing it. ...Read more
Cool liquids: Scalding your throat after eating is uncomfortable. If it is severe, you are having difficulty swallowing, breathing, there is swelling you need to be seen asap. If it is uncomfortable, this will take a few days to heal. You should stick with liquids b/c they are less likely to stick, cooler liquids will help and avoid acidic food since it will sting; liquid Lidocaine given by your md can help. ...Read more
No need: No rinse is needed. Let it heal by itself. It the throat is still hurting a couple of days after the "burn" please see your doctor. ...Read more
I drank my coffee that was too hot. Swallowed it and burnt my throat. What should I do? My throat feels like it's closing up from swelling!
? ER, Aloe juice, Vit C:
If you feel like you are having difficulty breathing due to the swelling please go to the ER immediately, but it would be uncommon for your throat to swell that much from hot coffee.
I advise getting aloe vera juice and drink it, trying to gargle with it. Also take Vit C 1000 mg every 2 hours. Licorice tea or tablets may also help.
But if there is bad pain and swelling please seek medical care. ...Read more
Burns: When you burn the inside of the mouth, throat and esophagus/stomach with hot liquids, you can drink something cold to stop the progression of the burn. If it has been longer than a day or two, the damage is done and you will start to heal. During the early healing process, you should keep your diet soft to avoid further trauma and give it some time. If swallowing becomes difficult see a GI dr. ...Read more
Had cold 2 weeks ago but still dysphonic, worse late night/morning. Croak-like voice is better after hot drink, throat clearing. What 2 do? Bacteria?
Are best explained by your viral infection and are unlikely to be bacterial...Sounds like you are doing exactly the right thing! Many of these late summer viruses may last for a depressingly long time!!!
Hope this helps
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