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I feel like there is a little tortilla chip stuck in my throat. How can I check?

I feel like there is a little tortilla chip stuck in my throat. How can I check?

More info: Need more info - how long, did it start after eating a chip?, was it there upon waking, is it sore, any cold symptoms, rash or post nasal drainage. Possible allergies, ulcer, foreign body, diverticulum, or even cancer. Would recommend seeing your physician or an ent- will need an exam and possibly direct visualization with a scope if not improved or worsening. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I feel like there is a little chip in my throat . How can I check?

I feel like there is a little chip  in my throat . How can I check?

Potato chip?: Food chip is probably gone, but throat scratch remains. If necessary eat a small piece of soft bread to pull the chip with it into your stomach and drink plenty of water. If you have difficulty breathing or swallowing go to hospital immediately or call 911. ...Read more

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I have a small pimple like growth in my throat, had checked with an ENT. She said its fine and even gave some mouth wash, but its still there . ?

I have a small pimple like growth in my throat, had checked with an ENT. She said its fine and even gave some mouth wash, but its still there . ?

Second Opinion: If concerned it's a good idea to talk to more than one doctor. More than 50% of all doctor office visits are for ENT problems. Some ENT specialists limit their practices to one of super-specialty area. ENT's inclinations are important and many time a second opinion helps to conclude at a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 4.5 mo son occasionally makes a clucking noise with his tongue/throat. He has had a little mucus & we are having bad pollen here. Get checked?

My 4.5 mo son occasionally makes a clucking noise with his tongue/throat.  He has had a little mucus & we are having bad pollen here.  Get checked?

Not necessarily: Infants will often make a variety of noises with their tongue or during breathing/feeding. If they do not appear to be concerned, it is likely of no significance. ...Read more

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CSF leak?Docs checked nothing, hit head then & just I have a drip in throat and ear is a little weird but all were checked and nothing weeks of drip

CSF leak?Docs checked nothing, hit head then & just I have a drip in throat and ear is a little weird but all were checked and nothing weeks of drip

Drip: if you hit your head hard enough, if the drip is salty or if there is fluid behind the eardrum, you need a CT scan of the sinuses and ear. if you tilt your head forward and there is a drip out of the nose that fluid can be analyzed. Be sure to see an ENT ...Read more

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I'm 18, I felt my tongue feels like there is a little lump inside of it. Doesn't hurt and it moves. I have a sore throat too. Badly. Cancer ??

I'm 18, I felt my tongue feels like there is a little lump inside of it. Doesn't hurt and it moves. I have a sore throat too. Badly. Cancer ??

Need to examine: It is very unlikely that you have cancer, however, it is not feasible to say what the lesion is without examining you in-person. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more