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I was eating tortilla chips and swallowed a sharp piece which has caused pain in my throat. What should I do to relieve the pain?

I was eating tortilla chips and swallowed a sharp piece which has caused pain in my throat. What should I do to relieve the pain?

Chip chip: Such abrasions in your pharynx normally heal by themselves. They can be caused by a variety of foods that are hard. For temporary comfort you can use ice chips. If there is swelling then salt water gargle may be very helpful in reducing the swelling. It should improve in about 4 days. If not then please see your primary care doctor for better evaluation. ...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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Yesterday I thought a piece of food got stuck in my throat. Now I have pain in my throat where I feel it's stuck, & a sharp pain in my back & chest.

Yesterday I thought a piece of food got stuck in my throat. Now I have pain in my throat where I feel it's stuck, & a sharp pain in my back & chest.

See GI doctor: You may have esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) due to acid reflux. There's a small possibility you have a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis if you've had recurrent episodes of food getting stuck, especially soft solids (like rice, pasta, breads, etc). Best way to diagnose this is with an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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I swallowed a toe nail still sharp but the smaller toe idk if it stuck in my throat will it go down I'm having anxiety I guess it was hanging out so?

I swallowed a toe nail still sharp but the smaller toe idk if it stuck in my throat will it go down I'm having anxiety I guess it was hanging out so?

People don't: Always feel when something is stuck - but usually they do. It sounds like it was small - so hopefully it will pass through your GI tract. ...Read more

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I'm having on and off sharp pains in my throat what could it be?

I'm having on and off sharp pains in my throat what could it be?

Inflammation or...: Could be inflammation or something physically stuck in the soft tissue of the throat. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains on and off in my throat what could that mean?

Depends: Very brief pains unrelated to swallowing or talking, especially on the order of seconds, is hard to determine. If it happens with speech or swallowing might be throat ulcer. If it goes to ear with swallowing then ulcer, tumor, or irritation of the glossopharyngeal nerve. If persists more than 2-3 weeks then see ent. ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp pain in the top of my throat! What could it be?

I'm having a sharp pain in the top of my throat! What could it be?

Not enough info.: I am sorry but there isn't enough information to provide a useful response. See doctor if not resolving. ...Read more

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Some time I have sharp pain from throat to chest it very painful?

Some time I have sharp pain from throat to chest it very painful?

Doctor can evaluate: Chest pain is often a sign to go to an E.R. if one's doctor is not readily available. Chest pain symptoms can be a heart attack. One should not drive herself (safer to go by ambulance). If she turns out not to have heart attack symptoms, the E.R. will also have evaluated for problems such as a collapsed lung, a pneumonia, or stomach reflux. A chest x-ray, EKG, and labs can be done quickly there. ...Read more

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I feel like there is something sharp in my throat causing me to cough how to I get it out?

ENT Doc.....: You should see an ears/nose/throat doctor. An ENT doctor can look into your throat with a small, flexible scope and remove a foreign body, if present, or diagnose the sensation you are having. This can be done in the office after numbing your throat. Good luck! ...Read more

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When I have been yawning I get this very sharp pain in my head. I have been having headaches and sore throats lately to.?

When I have been yawning I get this very sharp pain in my head. I have been having headaches and sore throats lately to.?

Head pain, yawning: Hello LivZ227~ the odd severe muscle cramp during yawning is not untoward nor uncommon event and no concern warranted. The headaches and sore throats could be caused by allergies and actual viral low grade infections in the Upper Respiratory System, so I would advise you see a doctor to examine you. Thks ...Read more

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I've been having occasiona sharp pain in my throat for three days. I see no discoloration of the throat, and I haven't any other symptoms.?

I've been having occasiona sharp pain in my throat for three days. I see no discoloration of the throat, and I haven't any other symptoms.?

See below questions: Do you have difficulty or pain with swallowing? Any fever? Swollen glands of the neck? Any trauma or injury to trachea or throat? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you should consult your physician or visit the ER ...Read more

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Sharp pains in my jaw, throat problems since starting orthodontia?

Sharp pains in my jaw, throat problems since starting orthodontia?

See Ortho: See your orthodontist ASAP. Sometimes braces can cause or cause a flare of pre-existing TMJ problems. Make sure your orthodontist is a board certified orthodontist. If he/she is not, and you are still having jaw pain, get a second opinion from a board certified orthodontist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain that comes and goes in my throat and chest only lasts a couple seconds?

Get eval: Best to always be safe with the heart. So get eval. Could be heart (less likely, and/or acid indigestion/reflux issues, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My one side of throat pain like a sharp pain comes and go and feel sumthing is stuck?

My one side of throat pain like a sharp pain comes and go and feel sumthing is stuck?

Infection?: Sharp throat pain, I think infection first.
Are you having any fevers? If yes, possibility goes up more.

Hopefully someone can look inside for you

feel better! ...Read more