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Can seasonal allergies make throat/esophagus feel swollen? Been like this all spring and only spring time. Can feel food go down
See allergist: The answer is yes. In fact you may have a condition known as Eosinophilic esophagitis which can lead to scarring and obstruction to passage of food. Seasonal occurrence has been reported and attributed to pollen allergy (usually it is from food). You need to consult an allergist ASAP. In the meanwhile , eliminate dairy from your diet and see if this helps. ...Read more
My thraot feels like each side is swollen and pressing on my esophagus.
it's tight. not sore. I'm not sick.
Sore throat: Most people do not need to see a doctor about a sore throat. It usually gets better on its own. But sore throat can sometimes be serious. See a doctor or nurse if: ?You have a fever of at least 101°F or 38.4°C ?Your throat pain is severe within the first 2 days, or does not start to improve within 5 to 7 days Go to the emergency room if: ?Have trouble breathing ?Drooling because you cannot swallow ...Read more
Esophagus feels like something is lodged or swollen. Sometimes hard to swallow, poor appetite. Been happening for a week. Diagnosis? Home treatment?
See doc: This probably needs a look.Get a more detailed answer ›
My throat feels like it's swollen on each side and like it's pushing on esophagus. I'm not sick and throat isn't sore. it's also tight. what?
I can swallow moist food and beverages, but dry food particles seem to get stuck in back of throat, not esophagus. Could this be my swollen tonsil?
Dysphagia, LERD, or?: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). LERD, hypopharyngeal inflammation or trauma, foreign bodies also need to be considered. Get eval. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Do U have Achalasia: Achalasia is defined by absent peristalsis in the esophagus & incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (les). It may be a "primary" esophageal motility disorder, or "secondary" to cancers invading the les (pseudoachalasia), chagas disease from reduviid bug bites, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, eosinophilic infiltration. Similar motor abnormalities can be seen with diabetes & ciip. ...Read more