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How To Treat A Choking Saliva In The Throat
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
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Waking up middle of night gasping for air and choking on saliva I think, No burning in throat. What is this? I'm terrified and don't want to sleep.
I feel like I'm choking on my saliva it feels like its dripping in the back of my throat. When it happens my mouth gets dry but I still feel the drip?
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
I am being treated for strep throat with Azithromycin. I close my eyes to sleep I am awaken by choking or no air. What can I do to get some sleep?
I have torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse, saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?
GitOnYerHoarseAndGo!: With them kinda symptoms, m'am, you need ta git on yer horse (hoarse?) and make it to the nearest doc in town. With that chokin' and all kinda nerve stuff you really should see someone sooner than later. It wouldn't be too fruitful to hypothesize in this little 400-character box. ...Read more
Chronic cough, night sweats, choking on saliva since Dec. No fever, fatigue, sore throat, or allergies. Xrays, blood work clear in Jan. Ideas? Thanks
If you have not lost weight, it is not an emergent issue and not likely to be serious. However, it would be prudent to consult a pulmonologist- lung doctor for an evaluation.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
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?
Diagnosis: You did not mention when this problem began or whether you recently started taking any new medications or whether you have any allergies etc. As all these factors and more may be of a concern. I urge you to visit you primary physician as soon as you are able. ...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
I currently have a cold for 6 days now. When I eat I keep choking and can't taste anything. Why is that? Is my throat closing up?
See MD: Your symptom are unusual for a simple cold and needs to be evaluated. You need to be checked by a physician to make sure you donot have any other abnormality. ...Read more
I feel a constant draining down my throat the past few hours and always smell something similar to how antifreeze smells. I feel like I'm choking.
I think I have a piece of cereal in my throat. I mean I can breathe fine but it's annoying. Is there a choking hazard here? Or It'll go down Eventually
Yes, but low risk: There's always a choking risk with food stuck in the throat but most go down without problems. You can help it along by drinking plenty of fluids to wet your throat and encourage the stuck food to pass. The benefit of this approach is while you are swallowing the fluid, you will also swallow the cereal without aspirating (choking on) it. If you have any breathing problems go immediately to the ER. ...Read more
I had several choking epis most at night and 1 ocured at day? I feel a lump in my throat and often must clear throat what are possible causes? I had tt
Probable reflux: The most common cause of choking out of sleep is reflux. With reflux the upper esophageal sphincter can tighten causing a sensation of a lump (globus) and the throat clearing is from acid irritation or the throat not clearing saliva and other secretions. Suggest no food/drink 3-4 hrs before sleep, sleep with head > 30deg, and avoid alcohol, fats, caffeine. If not better then antacids and see md. ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more
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