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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?

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

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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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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?

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

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White bump on each tonsil. Looks like a whitehead. Feels like popcorn kernel stuck on tongue/throat but only see the two white bumps ?

White bump on each tonsil. Looks like a whitehead. Feels like popcorn kernel stuck on tongue/throat but only see the two white bumps 
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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

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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?

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

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Can popcorn have anything to do with sore throats?

Can popcorn have anything to do with sore throats?

Not to my knowledge: I have no evidence to share that pop corn has anything to do with sore throats. ...Read more

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I ate popcorn and i have popcorn breath and i can breath but my throat feels wierd?

I ate popcorn and i have popcorn breath and i can breath but my throat feels wierd?

Popcorn breath: Hello, 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

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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?

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?

Possibly: An abrasion at the laryngeal portion of the pharynx at the level of the epiglottis which creates the sensation of a foreign body in your throat along with coughing. If further down in the esophagus proper you wouldn't cough. See an otolaryngologist for confirmation. ...Read more

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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?

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