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Foods to eat with difficulty swallowing? Soft or clear liquids?

Foods to eat with difficulty swallowing? Soft or clear liquids?

Clear liquids: If this is a temporary issue such as a throat infection, start with clear liquids first to prevent dehydration then move up to soft foods. If your swallowing issue lasts more than a few days or you are choking on food, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Foods to eat when you have difficulty swallowing, with big tonsils. What would make a good balance?

Foods to eat when you have difficulty swallowing, with big tonsils.  What would make a good balance?

Need evaluation: If your tonsils are sufficiently large enough to interfere with your swallowing foods, they need evaluation by an ENT doc to see if surgery is indicated. The other concern is that your trouble with swallowing is unrelated to your tonsils and needs further testing. ...Read more

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My doctor said that the side-effects from botox will go away and that I should eat soft foods because I have difficulty swallowing. Is this true?

My doctor said that the side-effects from botox will go away and that I should eat soft foods because I have difficulty swallowing. Is this true?

Yes: Most often, the side effects of recent Botox injections will resolve, so any issues in the mean time need to be cared for properly with prevention to avoid aspiration, etc. Follow your Dr's advice and follow-up with him/her if the symptoms persist. best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest and back and under left side ribs frequent burping difficulty swallowing feels like food has hard time going down in chest?

Pain in left side of chest and back and under left side ribs frequent burping difficulty swallowing feels like food has hard time going down in chest?

See a doc: This might be related to gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and could be helped with an acid blocker such as omeprazole. You could try that for a couple of days. If it persists, though, probably best to see your physician. ...Read more

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Any reason why am i having difficulty swallowing soft foods?

Any reason why am i having difficulty swallowing soft foods?

Several reasons: Difficulty swallowing soft or hard foods could be caused by a number of things. Your primary care physician should be the starting point for evaluation. If he or she cannot determine the cause, you may be referred to an ENT or gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why i'm having difficulty swallowing soft foods?

May things: Could be a number of things. You should start with an evaluation by your md who will run some tests to determine what the problem is. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of difficulty swallowing food for a week. Should I be concerned about this?

I have had a lot of difficulty swallowing food for a week. Should I be concerned about this?

Dysphagia, see PCP: means difficulty swallowing. Once the cause is determined, dysphagia may be treated with: 1. Swallowing therapy. 2. Medication. 3. Surgery. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing? Should I take tiny bites of food with lots of water?

Difficulty swallowing? Should I take tiny bites of food with lots of water?

Good first step.: Small bites, chew well and drink water. If you are really having this difficulty you should see your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have recently started experiencing a pain between my shoulder blades when swallowing hot fluids/food. No other pains/difficulty swallowing ?

I have recently started experiencing a pain between my shoulder blades when swallowing hot fluids/food. No other pains/difficulty swallowing ?

Pain between: your shoulder blades while swallowing is ESOPHAGEAL until PROVEN otherwise! See your PCP for a referral....perhaps a barium swallow would be the "easiest" way to begin! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is It Normal To Feel Slight Pain And Have Difficulty Swallowing Solids A Day Or So After Having Choked On Food?

Is It Normal To Feel Slight Pain And Have Difficulty Swallowing Solids A Day Or So After Having Choked On Food?

Could be.: There could be residual inflammation in the esophagus or throat from the choking episode. That being said, if you're not better in another day or two you need to see a local doctor to make sure the choking episode didn't cause anything more long lasting down there. ...Read more