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Is Spicy Food Good For A Sore Throat
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
I am experiencing heartburn (gerd), burping and sore throat. For the past week I am feeling pain in throat. Food does not bother me. The scale of the pain is like 2 (1-10). I am also experiencing heartburn (since long) get worse eating spicy food.
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.
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
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
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
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
Cough. How do I treat it? Last week I ate lots of fried/baked food. No sore throat or other symptoms. Have mucus. White color.
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
Soft, smooth foods.: Try ice cream, pudding, applesause, other pureed fruits. Soft stuff. ...Read more
Why my sore throat due to (LPR) larygopharyngeal reflux gets worse as day progresses. Is it due to speaking or due to food?
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
Have dysentery since about 10hrs, food doesn't need longer than 30mins to "come back". Additional I got a sore throat. Should I take it serious?
Not serious: Ride it out with OTC (over the counter) meds for diarrhea. Probably a viral illness. ...Read more
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
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
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