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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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I have a persistent tightness in my throat just superior to my suprasternal notch. I am taking citalopram for anxiety, could I need a dose adjustment?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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I have a persistent tightness in my throat just superior to my suprasternal notch. I am taking citalopram for anxiety, could I need a dose adjustment?

Celexa (citalopram): Since you have not provided your current does, it is best to discuss the issue with your prescribing physician.. ...Read more

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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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After coughing a lot and clearing my throat, I now have a bulge at the suprasternal notch when I cough or laugh. IS this a hernia?

After coughing a lot and clearing my throat, I now have a bulge at the suprasternal notch when I cough or laugh. IS this a hernia?

Sounds like it.: Consult with a surgeon, who can usually tell on physical exam whether or not you have an epigastric hernia. Sometimes, this could be a diastasis, or separation, between your rectus muscles. ...Read more

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Visible pulse in suprasternal notch, and cartoid arteries (both sides) also tight throat and difficulty swallowing. 20 year old male. Causes?

Visible pulse in suprasternal notch, and cartoid arteries (both sides) also tight throat and difficulty swallowing. 20 year old male. Causes?

Pulse: It may be trivial or serious, it can be anxiety but can also be something with the heart. At any rate, I think you should get checked to reassure you and / or to get some tests done. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

Numerous tumors: Can occur in the anterior mediastinum of which the classic textbook examples of thyroid cyst or lymphoma, etc are ONLY A MINORITY. And simple lymph node, cyst, boil/abcess are at least as common. But everything on the list is treatable and needs attention...so.... ...Read more

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Throat pain that won't go away?

Throat pain that won't go away?

See a doctor: Persistent throat pain is best evaluated by your doctor, who will perform an examination and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What are good ways relieve throat pain?

What are good ways relieve throat pain?

Throat pain: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a 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. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. Rest. ...Read more

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What are some ways to reduce throat pain?

What are some ways to reduce throat pain?

Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a 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. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal throat pain?

What is the best way to heal throat pain?

Depends on cause: Short term, a pain reliever can be beneficial to ease your throat pain. To resolve it, one needs to find the cause of the throat pain. ...Read more

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Is tantum is best gargle for throat pain?

No Endorsement: Unfortunately the doctors here on health tap do not endorse any product. Medicine would be neutral on your question. The best approach to these readily available products is that you use a product that works and is affordable. ...Read more

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I have throat pain and cough. What should I do?

Tincture of time: Garden variety cold usually has cough and sore throat without fever.When fever occurs may be serious virus flu. Most sore throats from infections caused by viruses related to colds, antibiotic are not usually needed to speed recovery from a sore throat. Treatment for sore throats and colds from viruses are done to relieve symptoms, so home remedies may be just as effective as over-the-counter meds. ...Read more

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What to use for throat pain from too much neosynephrine (phenylephrine)?

What to use for throat pain from too much neosynephrine (phenylephrine)?

Give it a few hours: It should get better within a few hours. Chloraseptic spray or warm salt water may help. Then, use common sense and don't use the med anymore. In fact over-the-counter nasal sprays are only safe to use for 3-4 days. If you use longer, you can make symptoms worse and get addicted to the spray. If you have persistent symptoms of nasal congestion or sore throat --see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is lemon good for throat pain?

Throat pain: You have signs and symptoms for pharyngeal infection. Please see a doctor for proper management including possible antibiotics. Lemon (citrus acid) may irritate your throat. ...Read more

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My arm and neck and throat pain?

My arm and neck and throat pain?

Gp to the E.R.: Often times these symptoms can be signs of more serious cardiac issues. See your doctor or go to the emergency room asap. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have throat pain and chest pain?

Needing expert help. I have throat pain and chest pain?

Need more info: Do you have a fever? Difficulty swallowing? Bad breath? Is your chest pain worse with deep breath? Worse with cough? Are you short of breath? Do you bring up phlegm? Do you smoke? How long have you been ill? Are you getting better, staying the same, or getting worse? Is your tongue coated? Do you have pus on your tonsils? So many questions! You need to see your doctor! ...Read more

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I have severe throat pain + congestion, any ideas what it could be?

See below: Likely a upper respiratory viral illness. But, strep can sometimes still be present. If concerned, get checked for the strep. ...Read more

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Light squeak when I exhale. Throat pain chest pain. Should I worry?

Light squeak when I exhale. Throat pain chest pain. Should I worry?

Yes and No: If you are short of breath, you may be developing something called bronchospasm, which is something like your air passages tightening up. If you are short of breath, go to the ER. If not, then it will probably go away. ...Read more

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When ever I drink cold water I feel cold and throat pain why it’s happening?

When ever I drink cold water I feel cold and throat pain why it’s happening?

Throat pain: Probably pharyngeal muscle spasm secondary to cold fluid exposure. Drink some warm water or tea ...Read more

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I have acute unilateral throat pain assosiated with swallowing what it can be?

Pharyngitis: You may have pharyngitis which is an infection. Do you have fever? Other symptoms? You should see your doc about this, you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can a tendon or pinched nerve in neck cause throat pain on same side of injury?

Can a tendon or pinched nerve in neck cause throat pain on same side of injury?

Yes it can: Either could cause throat pain depending on the extent of the injury and what else is involved in the injury. These alone may or may not but collateral damage from the injury could. ...Read more

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When ever I swallow something I have an extrem throat pain. What can cause that and how to fix it?

See an ENT doctor: This is not normal and you need to be examined and evaluated by an expert. Go and see somebody soon. ...Read more

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Severe throat pain and suffering feom chickenpox try day. Not able to bear throat pain.. pls help?

Severe throat pain and suffering feom chickenpox try day. Not able to bear throat pain.. pls help?

See a doctor ASAP: If you have chickenpox, that can actually be quite severe. In general, the older a patient is, the more severe the illness (compared to a child). These throat symptoms you report are concerning and I would DEFINITELY see a doctor right away. I would go to the Emergency Room. That way, someone can look in your throat to check for swelling or ulceration. An infectious Diseases doctor could help too. ...Read more

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What could be good for throat pain I had it for a while know feels thight and when I wake up in the mornings it hurts also have a small cough?

What could be good for throat pain I had it for a while know feels thight and when I wake up in the mornings it hurts also have a small cough?

Throat pain: You need evaluation. You have had it for a while and this foes not sound like ordinary viral type illness. Since you have cough and throat pain, you vould have reflux. See an Ear nose & throat specialist for evaluation to start with. Monitor your symptoms for reflux. When does your cough occur? Is it after eating or when you recline? These wi all help sve he cause of your sore throat. ...Read more

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