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Pain in the throat when swallowing after binging on tortilla chips?

Pain in the throat when swallowing after binging on tortilla chips?

Scratched?: I'll bet that a chip scratched the inside of your throat. If it isn't better in a couple of days, seek medical attention. I suppose it's possible that a piece of the chip somehow became imbedded in your throat. The particular specialty dealing with such problems is called: otolaryngology or ear, nose and throat doctor. Good luck. ...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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This afternoon i took a nap. Before the nap i was fine. When i woke up, i suddenly had pain in my throat when swallowing. I have had a chronic cough f?

This afternoon i took a nap. Before the nap i was fine. When i woke up, i suddenly had pain in my throat when swallowing. I have had a chronic cough f?

Reflux : Chronic cough is often caused by reflux, acid from stomach coming up. Often it is silent and people do not feel it. When the acid get to the throat it gets on/ by the vocal cords causing a cough. Occasional the reflux is more acidic and people feel it. Another cause of chronic cough and throat pain is post nasal drop. Both reflux and post nasal drip are worse with sleep due to lying supine. ...Read more

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Pain in throat only when swallowing saliva eating food is fine and drinking is fine just when swallowing saliva on right side only ?

Pain in throat only when swallowing saliva eating food is fine and drinking is fine just when swallowing saliva on right side only ?

Be checked: Have your doctor look at your throat and maybe get referred to ENT. Gargle regularly to see if that helps. All the best. ...Read more

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I have burning, tightness and pain in my throat when i swallow food drinking also makes it worse?

I have burning, tightness and pain in my throat when i swallow food drinking also makes it worse?

Inflammation: Sounds like your esophagus is inflamed, could be from severe reflux, yeast like candida or infection like herpes. It may warrant an endoscopy. ...Read more

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I have pain in throat when swallowing and a wierd sickness feeling just above my belly button. I suffer from anxiety could this be an ulcer?

Acid reflux : It sounds more like you might be experiencing acid reflux and as a result heartburn. This may make you feel sick and with a burning sensation which at times can be very uncomfortable or painful. Start eating a diet low in fats and irritant free, so avoid fried foods , sauces, caffeine, mint, tobacco, among others. Anti acids like Tums help as well as otc meds like zantac (ranitidine). If persist f/u with pcp. ...Read more

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Traveling abroad. Feel fatigue, sweating, runny nose & slight pain in my throat when i swallow for 3days.Doc here prescribed antibiotic.Should i take?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. For headache as an abortive NSAID otc. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is there a common cause that can lead to a pain in the ear and throat when swallowing?

Is there a common cause that can lead to a pain in the ear and throat when swallowing?

Seedentist/physician: If both of your lymph nodes under your ears along your need are tender, start with your physician . If he/she does not find anything ( ear infection, strep throat) to treat be sure to have them look in your mouth. See your dentist. You could be having a problem with wisdom teeth or you have facial pain being referred from you jaw joints to your neck. ...Read more

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What to do about really bad pain in throat a ear when swallowing!?

What to do about really bad pain in throat a ear when swallowing!?

If new pain: it's likely a throat infection.Could be viral (most common) or strep.Inflammation of the side of throat causes swelling around the eustachian tube (attached to the inner ear).Swallowing causes pain which appears to emanate in the ear, itself.Ibuprofen/Aleve may help.If associated w/high fever/nausea consider strep.May need antibiotics so see dr.If pain is chronic,may be something like TMJ syndrome ...Read more