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I am 20 years old I have a history of smoking but I did quite a while ago, and now it feels like there something stuck in my throat I cant swallow it?

I am 20 years old I have a history of smoking but I did quite a while ago, and now it feels like there something stuck in my throat I cant swallow it?

See an ENT doctor: Your history of smoking probably has nothing to do with your current symptom. First, eat a piece of soft bread, which will probably dislodge any piece of food, etcetera that is stuck there. If that doesn't clear it, then see an ENT doctor, who has the proper tools to examine you and define (and treat) the problem ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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Hi, I have been feeling unwell for the last 4 days. On/off fever, cough with thick and yellow phlegm, runny nose, hoarse voice and sore throat with difficulty swallowing.

Hi, I have been feeling unwell for the last 4 days. On/off fever, cough with thick and yellow phlegm, runny nose, hoarse voice and sore throat with difficulty swallowing.

Cold?: Sounds like a viral syndrome. Would treat with symptomatic fixes. Lots of fluids and stay hydrated. Ice blocks are perfect for this. Water, milk, juice, sports drinks are all good. As for the fever it is ok to alternate pamol every 6 hours with ibuprofen every 8 hours. Decongestants and anti-histamines will help with the upper resp symptoms. Rest chicken soups are also good. See Dr if not better in a few days ...Read more

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Feeling of phlem stuck in throat for 3 months since car accident. Clear CT scan, no pain or difficulty swallowing or weight loss, what could it be?

Feeling of phlem stuck in throat for 3 months since car accident. Clear CT scan, no pain or difficulty swallowing or weight loss, what could it be?

Further testing: Although this is likely not a serious medical problem, I would suggest further evaluation. If it is not getting better an MRI might be needed to look at the soft tissues (ct is better for bone). Seeing an ear -nose-throat specialist might also help elucidate the problem as well. ...Read more

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What causes the severe neck pain and stiffness while smoking meth? I know I should stop, so please just give an non judgemental answer. :-)

What causes the severe neck pain and stiffness while smoking meth? I know I should stop, so please just give an non judgemental answer. :-)

The destructive drug: You don't want any judgmental answer; but as a physician, I don't judge. But I can't comment without telling you that there are grave medical dangers to your meth use. It adversely affects the brain --exposes you to significant emotional+cognitive problems. Arrhythmias, increased blood pressure, carotid artery dissections, leading to neck pain and severe stroke. Tremors can also lead to neck pain. ...Read more

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I been addict to smoking meth for 3 years and everytime I smoke it my glands swell in my neck and get very sore?

I been addict to smoking meth for 3 years and everytime I smoke it my glands swell in my neck and get very sore?

The meth is: Irritating your throat, causing your lymph nodes to swell and hurt. Stop smoking and irritation will go away ...Read more

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I be addict to smoking meth for 3 years and everytime I smoke my glands in my neck get sore and swell im scared will I be ok my glands get very sore?

I be addict to smoking meth for 3 years and everytime I smoke my glands in my neck get sore and swell im scared will I be ok my glands get very sore?

Addiction: There are a lot of infective illnesses associated with recreational drug use, medical intervention is needed for your symptoms and your habit., seek medical advice as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I've been addicted too smoking crystal meth for 3 years and everytime I smoke it my glamds swell in my neck and are sore?

I've been addicted too smoking crystal meth for 3 years and everytime I smoke it my glamds swell in my neck and are sore?

Hey John: I am a pathologist and have autopsied a few meth addicts. It's worse than you have been told. They do claw the flesh off their bodies before they die. Man up, swallow your pride, and get treated. Somebody loves you and even if you do not value your own life, do it for them. ...Read more

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What cani use to relieve swelling in lymph nodes and pain in neck from smoking crystal meth.

What cani use to relieve swelling in lymph nodes and pain in neck from smoking crystal meth.

URGENT ADVICE: 1. STOP USING THIS HORRIBLE POISON!!
2. GET INTO A DRUG REHAB PROGRAM NOW!!
3. ACCEPT FACT THAT YOU ALREADY ARE ACCUMULATING DAMAGE AND HUGE RISKS!!!
4. DO NOT HESITATE, CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR NOW. ...Read more

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I have severe neck and back pain after smoking meth. I took 2mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 200mg of metoprolol and hr ago. No change felt?

I have severe neck and back pain after smoking meth. I took 2mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 200mg of metoprolol and hr ago. No change felt?

Please see the doc: Please go see a doctor right away. Sometimes this is a serious problem that needs medical attention right away!

An please stop using meth! ...Read more

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Why do I frequently wake up thinking I swallowed something and am choking? Feels like lump in throat and cant swallow. Anxiety?

Why do I frequently wake up thinking I swallowed something and am choking? Feels like lump in throat and cant swallow. Anxiety?

Its possible...: Simple evaluation may alleviate your concern and start you on the path to treatment--please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Got a swollen severe painful throat and neck can barely move I feel so bad coughing up blood and cant swallow properly. What can I do?

Got a swollen severe painful throat and neck can barely move I feel so bad coughing up blood and cant swallow properly. What can I do?

See a doctor today!: If you are having difficulties swallowing along with the other symptoms you list, you likely have an infection like tonsillitis or infectious mononucleosis. If the tonsils are very enlarged, they can cause difficulties swallowing as well as difficulties breathing. In any event, you need medical treatment today, either with your PCP or an urgent care facility. ...Read more

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Got a swollen severe painful throat and neck can barely move I feel so bad coughing up blood and cant swallow properly. What can I do? Its been 3 days

Got a swollen severe painful throat and neck can barely move I feel so bad coughing up blood and cant swallow properly. What can I do? Its been 3 days

Get help right away!: Sounds like acute tonsillitis. If you can't stay hydrated, you should see a doctor to get an antibiotic and steroids. If you can't open your mouth, you may have an abscess that at need to be drained. Or try a natural remedy, like the sore throat protocol at protocolled. Com. ...Read more

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Why do I often wake up out of my sleep panicked feeling like I've swallowed something in my sleep and it's stuck in my throat/thickness cant swallow.

Why do I often wake up out of my sleep panicked feeling like I've swallowed something in my sleep and it's stuck in my throat/thickness cant swallow.

Go to your MD: You need a full physical exam from a physician and possibly lab tests. If there could be a stricture or esophageal mass giving you a sensation your throat is blocked you would need a referral to a gastroenterologist who can put a camera into your esophagus to visualize it. You also need a neurological exam and potentially a swallow study. You may only have postnasal drip/mucous a full exam needed. ...Read more

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Last week had sore throat, fever (100), cough, this week sore throat goes away then comes back in middle of the day and at night? (cant swallow)

Last week had sore throat, fever (100), cough, this week sore throat goes away then comes back in middle of the day and at night? (cant swallow)

Possible acid reflux: May causes of sore throat & cough that come and go. Can be associated with difficulty swallowing. You don't have to have heart burn. Other symptoms include a hoarse or scratchy voice, bad breath, burping. Diet might contain acidy food, too.
You could also have an infectious problem/lingering virus or untreated strep infection. Would see a doctor if persists for more in depth evaluation. ...Read more

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It really hurt when I swallow its only hutrs to swallow on oñe side of the back of my throat and when I go to sleep n wake up I cant swallow atall?

It really hurt when I swallow its only hutrs to swallow on oñe side of the back of my throat and when I go to sleep n wake up I cant swallow atall?

See doctor: It sounds like something is going on in the back of your throat with your tonsils or else with your esophagus. It is important for you to see a doctor for an exam and testing to determine the cause. Until you are seen try adding one omeprazole daily at bedtime and make sure you are drinking at least 2 liters of water daily. Avoid caffeine, tobacco and alcohol. ...Read more

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My throat has been hurting for two days now, I had a really bad toothache nd I might have gone over board with my orajel so now I cant swallow anythin?

My throat has been hurting for two days now, I had a really bad toothache nd I might have gone over board with my orajel so now I cant swallow anythin?

MD and DDS: The sooner you see a dentist for your dental problems and a physician for your throat or any other medical issues, the sooner you'll feel better. Going forward, and hopefully you've learned your lesson, don't try to treat yourself. See the appropriate professional. When was your last dental check-up? ...Read more

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I am on azithromycin for strep throat and I have taken 4 of the 5 pills. Each are at 500mg. I cant swallow my spit with so much pain?

I am on azithromycin for strep throat and I have taken 4 of the 5 pills. Each are at 500mg. I cant swallow my spit with so much pain?

Take Antiinflammtory: Medicine like Advil, Aleve or Ibuprofen to help with pain. Try Gargle with warm water, Use Liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or NyQuil or Throat Lozenges to help soothing the Throat. Ginger tea is very good for this symptoms too. And get examined again by your doctor to make sure your Tonsillitis has resolved. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food/liquid on&off, burping. Keep having to clear my throat or feel like I cant breathe. Hx:Hernia. ER? Walkin?

Difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food/liquid on&off, burping. Keep having to clear my throat or feel like I cant breathe. Hx:Hernia. ER? Walkin?

Evaluation needed: You need a swallowing evaluation as well as an upper gi evaluation of esophaguswhich can be accomplished with an old fashioned simple barium swallow examination in the xray department or by a gastroenterologist performing an esophagogasrtoscopy. The swallowing evaluation is usually done by a speech pathologist to evaluate your transferring of food or liquid from the mouth to pharynx to the esophag ...Read more

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Swollen glands, cant swallow anything without chest and throat hurting badly. Do have mucas and it gets caught in throat to where I cant breathe. Help!

Swollen glands, cant swallow anything without chest and throat hurting badly. Do have mucas and it gets caught in throat to where I cant breathe. Help!

You probably have a: Probaly a Virus infection (common cold). This happenes to most folks once a twice a year. Learn to treat it with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and a decongestant which you can buy over the counter. These symptoms start settling down after 3-4 days and go away in a week to 10 days. If they dio not, go see your doctor for a check. ..you may need antibiotics for serious infections (bacterial infection can develop ...Read more

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On off feeling food stuk in larynx and cant swallow. Larynxscope show 3 mm cyst. Acid reflux. Can it be gerd? Cyst? Stress? Neck ultrsound fine. Worrisom?

On off feeling food stuk in larynx and cant swallow. Larynxscope show 3 mm cyst. Acid reflux. Can it be gerd? Cyst? Stress? Neck ultrsound fine. Worrisom?

Reflux/cyst: It sounds like you have reflux and should be on medication for that. The cyst is tiny and it may be if you still feel unwell you should have another scope in 3-6 months. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and difficulty swallowing what's the best thing to do?

I have a sore throat and difficulty swallowing what's the best thing to do?

Supportive care: Supportive care for a sore throat would generally consist of using over the counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen (available in tablets or liquid form-check the children's section) and cool soft fluids and foods. Prolonged or progressive symptoms should be evaluated in a medical facility (primary care provider). ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in throat & ear, difficulty swallowing & breathing?

What should I do about pain in throat & ear, difficulty swallowing & breathing?

For difficulty: Breathing seek prompt medical care. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read more

Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...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