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How To Treat A Choking Saliva In The Throat
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
Nasal endoscopy: It can look at the area from the nose to the back of the throat where you nasal passages (nasopharynx) meet your throat (pharynx). To see below that (into the esophagus) you would need an upper endoscopy. Something a GI doc would do. Nasal endoscopy done by ENT doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Gargle; see ENT: If you truly have a foreign body stuck in throat then ENT doc may be able to fish it out. If it only feels that way ("globus sensation"), ENT exam will be able to evaluate and start rx. Sometimes, globus sensation is due to stress, sometimes due to acid reflux, other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mucus in my throat can't seem to get rid of the mucus in my throat. Swallowing and coughing them won't take care of the problem. I enjoy drinking ice cold water. Could this be the problem.
I : I agree with the comments my colleague has made about the causes of mucous in your throat that may arise in the nose or from allergies, but it is very important that you see an ENT to rule out among other things a very common condition, called laryngopharyngeal reflux. We are all aware of heartburn being caused by acid that comes up from the stomach into the esophagus and causing that uncomfortable sensation in the chest. But one of the more unrecognized conditions to elude many patients but also their care takers, ENT specialists, allergists, pulmonologists and primary medical care physicians alike is acid reflux that affects the throat and ocassionally the sinuses. If you are clearing your throat frequently, feel there is mucous in your throat mainly when you wake up in the morning and occasionally feel a sort of foreign body sensation as if something is tuck in your throat you may have laryngopharyngeal reflux which is easily treated without any surgery. Your symptoms may or may not be accompanied by an acidic taste in your mouth or heartburn. The treatment involves a slight change in your diet to reflect low acid foods mainly removing things such as tomato, onion, chocolate, caffeine, smoking, alcohol, peppermint, spicy, fatty foods and citrus and then starting a medication that reduces the acid in your stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go On Child's Age: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (15 mg/kg) or Ibuprofen (10 mg/kg) can be used in all ages for short periods of times w/ correct dosing. In children above 1 year old consider honey (esp before sleep). First generation antihistamines (chlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine) can be considered in older children if sore throat is thought related to posterior nasal drainage. ...Read more
Can semen stay stuck in back of the throat after swallowing it from the penis. Please help or is this and infection HELP!!!
Wheezing with cold : If you have asthma and are wheezing you need to use your rescue inhaler. Some viral infections, however can cause reactive airways and may cause you to wheeze even if you do not have asthma, in that case you need t o see your doctor to give you a bronchodilator. You may aslo trya steam vaporiser and soem liquid vicks in the vaporiser to make your breathing easier. ...Read more
Can tonsil stones cause a feeling of obstruction in the throat and can it make it hard to eat solid foods?
No: The presence of bacterial colonies or food particles in the crypts of the tonsillar surface erroneously called tonsil stones should not by themselves cause obstruction in the throat. However, if the tonsils are very large, then with or without these above stated problems on the surface of the tonsils, you would be obstructed and have difficulty swallowing. ...Read more
One of the symptoms for tetanus is trouble swallowing what do they mean by that? Because my mouth is dry and it's hard to swallow due to the dryness
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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