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Why is it recommended to avoid spicy food while treating a sore throat?

Why is it recommended to avoid spicy food while treating a sore throat?

By whom?: Spicy food will sting the throat more during inflammation, but it will not alter the course of infection. ...Read more

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Dear doctor I have been having painful throat for a week now. So far I thought it is normal sore throat and so was doing some home remedies but yesterday it aggravated especially after eating spicy food (which I normally eat). In addition to painful swal

Dear doctor I have been having painful throat for a week now. So far I thought it is normal sore throat and so was doing some home remedies but yesterday it aggravated especially after eating spicy food (which I normally eat). In addition to painful swal

Get seen: The most common cause for new sore throat is a viral infection, but worsening after a week may be concerning. You should have the throat examined as you may need an appropriate medication. Casein in food will exacerbate pain from inflammation from any cause and fits with your overall story. ...Read more

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I have one white bump on the top of my right tonsil. No sore throat. Right ear is irritated and burns when I eat spicy food such as salsa.

I have one white bump on the top of my right tonsil. No sore throat. Right ear is irritated and burns when I eat spicy food such as salsa.

Throat: Likely adenovirus, possibly allergic process. If no symptoms and you can eat salsa fluids and ibuprofen enough. If fever, fatigue or persistent problem get checked. ...Read more

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How do I stop a sore throat after choking on food?

How do I stop a sore throat after choking on food?

Take it easy: Best plan is to take it easy with foods until your throat recovers. You can have soft foods and/or liquids like soup -- making sure the temperature is tolerable. Unless you have severely damaged your throat, its mucosal lining should heal fairly quickly (within days). In the meantime, advil or aleve (naproxen) may help. Salt water gargles (don't swallow!); warm herbal teas. Stay hydrated. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and it feels like food is stuck on the airway?

I have a sore throat and it feels like food is stuck on the airway?

Off you go.: A good start would be for you to get down to the nearest doctor and have him/her take a look at your throat. A referral to a specialist may or may not be warranted. Waiting is of nor benefit. ...Read more

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Iv had a sore throat with cold symptems. But IV been craving spicey hot foods....why?

Iv had a sore throat with cold symptems. But IV been craving spicey hot foods....why?

You enjoy: "hot stuff"?? Actually hot peppers and spices can be used for pain relief. You brain can only interpret one pain at a time. Sure try some hot sauce. ...Read more

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Toddler afraid to eat hard food only eating soft foods what could be going on no sore throat or anything?

Toddler afraid to eat hard food only eating soft foods what could be going on no sore throat or anything?

Teething or other: Food refusal is common in toddlers. Teething, new textures, new smells can influence food choice. Excessive fluid intake will curb appetite. Uncommonly, issues like oral-motor development needed for chewing or reflux can cause food refusal. See your doctor if child loses or stops going weight. ...Read more

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Oily foods no-no for sore throat why?

Oily foods no-no for sore throat why?

Sore throat: As far as sore throats go, I would advise softer, easier to swallow foods. I don't think it matters whether the food is oily or not. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat. Wil oily food make it worse?

I have a sore throat. Wil oily food make it worse?

Doubtful: Although some health food sites suggest that fatty foods may inhibit your immune system, even if this were remotely accurate it should not hurt your sore throat. ...Read more

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Help please! What drinks and foods help a sore throat?

Help please! What drinks and foods help a sore throat?

Ginger tea: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain. ...Read more

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Do I need to avoid spicy foods when I have sore throat?

Do I need to avoid spicy foods when I have sore throat?

It may be helpful: Spicy foods may burn your throat on direct contact or it may stimulate an increase in gastric acid reflux. This reflux may also worsen your sore throat. ...Read more

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Does fermented food leads to acid reflux and sore throat?

Does fermented food leads to acid reflux and sore throat?

No: Acid reflux is physiologic. In other words, it's normal. However, it becomes pathologic when it bothers you. Fermented food doesn't cause acid reflux any more than non-fermented food. However, "bad" acid reflux allows acid to get high enough back up esophagus to cause sore throat. Antacids (calcium carbonate), H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors help. Stay upright after small meals. ...Read more

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I have had laryngitis and very sore throat for over 3 weeks. Now I am starting to get "choked" on food and drinks. Are these related/what can I do?

Family practice: You may have acid reflux. You may have some scaring of your esophagus from it. See your dr for treatment and possibly see a GI specialist to take a look down your throat. ...Read more

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What makes spicy foods sore on tongue and sore throat?

What makes spicy foods sore on tongue and sore throat?

Nerve endings: The taste bids on the tongue have receptors and nerve endings. The spicy foods contain a chemical called capsaicin and this will stimulate the nerve endings and sends a pain signal to the brain. These sensory nerve endings are located all over your mouth and body. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat while having a hoarse voice/ sore throat?

What foods should I eat while having a hoarse voice/ sore throat?

What you like/See MD: Foods will not alter the course of sore throat. You may wish to see your doctor to make sure that you do not have a bacterial infection that could be treated with antibiotics, and prevent other complications that may occur with strep throat infection. ...Read more

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What will help a sore throat after I got food poisoning?

Sore throat?: It depends if u have infection u need. Antibiotic, therefore it may be better to see your PCP. ...Read more

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What types of foods will not irritate a sore throat (caused by vomiting several times)?

What types of foods will not irritate a sore throat (caused by vomiting several times)?

Soft, smooth foods.: Try ice cream, pudding, applesause, other pureed fruits. Soft stuff. ...Read more

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Why my sore throat due to (LPR) larygopharyngeal reflux gets worse as day progresses. Is it due to speaking or due to food?

Sore throat: Both speaking and spicy irritant foods make reflux symptoms worse.
Keep a food diary and see which foods cause symptoms.
Consider papain or bromelian to reduce inflammation due to reflux. Clear. Ease is papain/bromelain that you melt in your buccal pouch for relief; ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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3 days- very sore throat. No other "sick" like symptoms. Not getting better. Now feels like there is food stuck in my throat, like a golf ball. Why?

3 days- very sore throat. No other "sick" like symptoms. Not getting better. Now feels like there is food stuck in my throat, like a golf ball. Why?

Doctor can check: A very sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor or an ear-nose-throat doctor to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat bacterial infection. Other possibilities include a tonsillar abscess, a viral infection, a throat ulcer, etc... The doctor has to look at the throat to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Have slight discomfort in back of neck when I chew some foods. Not consistent. Same occurs if I speak 2 long. Have had a sore throat 4 a few days.

Get it checked: I SUGGEST THAT YOU SEE YOUR DOCTOR AND GET IT CHECKED AND GET A THROAT SWAB DONE FOR STREP AND IF POSITIVE YOU WILL NEED ANTBIOTICS
THE OTHR SYMPTOMS OF PAIN IN BACK OF NECK WHEN CHEWING AND SPEAKING TOO LONG IS NOT RELATED TO SORE THROAT AND ALSO NEEDS TO BE CHECKED ...Read more

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What foods are easy to eat/swallow when you have a sore throat from a head cold?

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What foods are easy to eat/swallow when you have a sore throat from a head cold?

Soft Foods: Soft and non spicy foods are easy to swallow. If pain is too much, then dissolve 500 mg tylenol (acetaminophen) in 2 tablespoonfuls of warm water and gargle with it 1/2 hour before eating. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a sore throat when swallowing foods, headache, chills, and feeling unwell what could it be?

I am experiencing a sore throat when swallowing foods, headache, chills, and feeling unwell what could it be?

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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What's the best home remedy for sore throat? And excess phlegm also? Alwhat to avoid in food?

What's the best home remedy for sore throat? And excess phlegm also? Alwhat to avoid in food?

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

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A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more