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Popcorn In Throat
I have these little bumps on my tongue (after eating popcorn) so I'm thinking it's popcorn in my throats and it's not they're bumps and they itch?
Feels like popcorn stuck in my throat but I haven't eaten anything. I was stretching my cheek with tongue when pain started in throat. What is it?
Could Be Anything: In your medical hx you state a cough, a chronic cough or violent cough, could cause a sore throat. Possibly the timing of the "check stretching" with your tongue, just so happens to coincide with foodstuff caught in your tonsils (if you still have them), called cryptic tonsils. Again, if it persists for more than 2-3 days and/or gets worse, please go see your dmd or ENT for a visual exam. ...Read more
I think I have part of a popcorn seed stuck in my throat but can't seem to cough it up. What can I do?
See you doctor: Food particles can sometimes get stuck in the throat. If this is the case and it has not resolved on its own, it may be time to see an ears, nose, and throat doctor. They can look with a thin scope and remove it. They can also confirm that it is not a foreign body but just inflammation or other cause. ...Read more
I have a bump on the back of my tongue. Feels like I have a popcorn kernel stuck there! My throat doesn't hurt but feels swollen and mucusy! Normal?
Depends: You can have a food material partially embedded, can have localized infection of pharyngeal wall. See PMD. ...Read more
White bump on each tonsil. Looks like a whitehead. Feels like popcorn kernel stuck on tongue/throat but only see the two white bumps?
Tonsilar stone?: Sometimes our tonsils get deep pits or crypts in them and then mucus and/or food gets caught up in them. They will often be hard and some people even complain that there is a distinct smell that comes from them. This might be a "stone". They generally cause no problems and sometimes gargling with some warm salt water will help but if they are painful, I'd have them evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
After eating salty foods like chips or popcorn my lips, tongue and throat swell up. Sometimes hard to breath. What could I be allergic to? Is it bad?
It May be Serious: You need to stop eating these foods and see an allergist for an evaluation. You may be very allergic to something, either the food itself or possibly a preservative. Any time you have swelling and difficulty breathing it could be very serious and if an allergy could lead to a potentially fatal reaction. You should have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with you at all times and take it right away if you get swelling. ...Read more
Is this a new type of popcorn to you? Could be an ingredient that you may be allergic to. If it worsens, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg may help but it tends to make people drowsy, so doing tasks that could put you or someone else in harms way. See the ER if it worsens. Another possibility is that a piece of the popcorn or a "husk" may be lodged in a crevice of your tongue. Try a gargle. ...Read more
Two days ago I was eating popcorn and it felt like something got stuck in my throat. I've been coughing and feeling like its hard to get good down. Why?
Not to my knowledge: I have no evidence to share that pop corn has anything to do with sore throats. ...Read more
I give my one year old popcorn....Is that okay and if a piece of the kernel get stuck in her throat should I do?
Not a good idea: Young kids shouldn't eat popcorn. It can be a choking hazard and can then accidentally end up down the windpipe, which can be life-threatening. I have treated several young toddlers with popcorn kernels end up in their airways, and it is scary for doctors and parents alike. Here are some guidelines for you: http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_foods-that-can-be-unsafe-for-your-child_1491465.Bc. ...Read more
Feels like popcorn kernel stuck in back of throat/on tongue but did not eat popcorn. Has been this way for about two weeks. No pain just irritating?
You may have food: Trapped in tonsillar crypts. Gargle w/cool salt water and use a water pik to remove or see your Dr. ...Read more
Cut the inside of my throat with a popcorn kernel, was bleeding but healing now. Cant speak to long, should I be worried?
Maybe: If symptoms persist, could have piece of kernel embedded. Primary physician or ENT can fish it out in that case. Voice change/hoarseness is a rare phenomenon, so get checked sooner than later if the speaking problem persists. ...Read more
A year ago I had tonsillectomy and still feel like a big lump on right side of throat like a pice of popcorn is stuck there constantly hard to swallo?
Last night I was eating popcorn and breathed in a kernel. I felt it hit the back of my throat and don't remember if I swallowed it. No breathing issue?
Not much to do now:
There are 3 possibilities; if you did not swallow it no problem. If you swallowed it and it went down your esophagus into your stomach, again no problem.
If you aspirated it, meaning it went down your trachea into your lungs, then you probably would have coughed a lot and there is a potential you could get pneumonia, but if you are having no symptoms that is unlikely and there is no need to treat. ...Read more
I have the feeling of something stuck in the right side of the back of my mouth/throat/tonsil area. It feels like popcorn. What can it be?
Couple of hours ago I choked on popcorn & couldn't breathe or talk. My husband freed it, but sin then my throat and chest hurt. Should I be worried?
Common after choking: Throat and chest pain is common after choking, as your system is violently trying to get rid of the obstacle. Your throat and chest muscles over worked in short period of time, pain should start decreasing with rest and should go away in few days. Get evaluated if the pain starts to increase intensity. ...Read more
For 3days I'm suffering from flu &high blood pressure but last night I saw there is something white near my throat llook like popcorn I can't remove?
Not flu maybe.: Sounds like strep throat. Get checked and treated, you need antibiotics to prevent the risk of developing rheumatic heart disease from untreated strep throat. Check the meds you are taking, see if they say to not take if you have high blood pressure. Many of these (which don't help) raise the blood pressure a lot! See http://tinyurl. Com/osmaxzo ...Read more
Since just after eating last night (a korma)I have had what feels like popcorn stuck in the back of my mouth/throat. Nothing helps. What can it be?
Cud b a minor injury:
Some sharp ingredients in food cud injur the soft palate and back of throat while swallowing. It would feel like something is stuck there. But it should heal in 1-3 days.
Other guess would be an allergic rxn to something in food. If no pain and just constricted feeling in the throat is there, you should be fine. Go for an exam if feelin persists. ...Read more
Was eating popcorn yesterday and I breathed a bit in have felt a lump in my throat and difficulty breathing I feel like im choking and im vomiting alo?
Call 911: Any obstruction of your upper airway has the potential to be life threatening. Call for emergency medical attention immediately if you suspect that you have an obstructed upper airway. Call 911, do not drive! . ...Read more
14 weeks pregnant. Niece burned popcorn badly. Breathed in the smoke. Got watery eyes and sore throat. Left within thirty minutes. Baby ok?
Pregnancy: The smoke was apt to be an irritant and you & your baby will likely be fine. Congratulations. ...Read more
Not very: The principal issue with popcorn is the oils used to douse the finished product. Many of these are synthetic, most have a high caloric content and even actual butter can be overdone. Also if you need to limit your salt intake, popcorn can be a problem. Popcorn itself is high volume, low caloric and a great appetite suppresant. ...Read more
Billiary colic: Pain with gb "attacks" is usually related to fat containing foods like butter, but also can based on the severity of the disease can eventually be related to all foods. Meet with your GI or surgeon to discuss. ...Read more
Depends: A simple sore throat from a cold responds nicely to hot liquid of some type. Some people like hot water and honey, some like tea, and then there is always chicken soup. Lozenges can help as well as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). If the sore throat is severe and you are having trouble swallowing, not just discomfort, but pain you may have a viral or bacterial infection. In that case you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Sore throats: That is hard to assess without more information. Recurrent sore throat‘s can be related to tonsil problems, acid reflux problems, immune system dysfunction, tobacco abuse, secondhand tobacco exposure, dietary intolerances, allergies, and a multitude of other things. To best help you, more information would be needed. Other than that, you should discuss with an ENT surgeon. ...Read more
No: Viral sore throats are common this time of year. ...Read more