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Difficulty In Swallowing

It is a symptom where patient has a hard time ingesting solids or liquids he tries to eat or drink. In medical terms, it is called dysphagia. The reason may be simple to complex. The person may choke on his food often.

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I have chest pain along with other symptoms. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I was at the emergency room earlier today. I have chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and odd sensations like there is air in my esophagus, but I cannot burp it out. The emergency room checked me for cardiac problems, said I did not have any and told me to consult with a gastroenterologis...  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history and all the medications that you have listed. You made the right decision; in case of chest discomfort or pain, it is essential to rule out the cardiac cause in every case. Now, if cardiac causes have been...  Read Full »

Why is my baby not eating anything even when given forcefully?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 2.5-year-old toddler who will only drinks milk. He refuses to eat anything. He will put the food in his mouth for the taste, then spit it out. He told me the other day that he is scared to eat. This has been going on for a year, and I took him to three doctors, but it is only...  Read Full »


Dr. S. Adithya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the kind of distress you are going through currently. Definitely all your concerns will be addressed.  Read Full »

Why is there a feeling of windpipe compression in a pregnant patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had some problems with swallowing for about a year. At first, it was happening with solid food and only occasionally. Then it started to appear more often. I have seen my general physician about that, and they advised me to see a psychologist in case it was due to anxiety because i...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern.I understand your situation and the worries the problem might be causing you, that too when you are pregnant. With the symptoms you have described and the doctor's repeated reassurances to you, they may not have missed any supe...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for mild cold with throat infection and swallowing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a mild cold symptoms over three weeks ago. Because of this global pandemic I got stressed and started feeling chest pain and abdominal muscle pain, etc. I did not have a fever, like not a single day. So I know that chest pain can occur due to stress and anxiety and to make...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most common symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, cough, and dyspnea. You mentioned you do not have fever, cough nor dyspnea so it is least likely you have Covid-19. Moreso, your lungs were clear. However, since we are in a pandemic, observation and self-quarantine is still ...  Read Full »

Why do I vomit when I try to swallow food?

Query: Hello doctor, I seem to have something caught in my throat. When I try to swallow, my throat closes up and I vomit whatever I was trying to eat or drink. If I sit for a time, the excess saliva in my mouth will not even go down.  Read Full »


Dr. Rashi Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. It looks like you either have a neuromuscular disorder of the esophagus or an esophageal motility disorder. There are several types of it. 1. Zenker's diverticulum. Do you vomit foul-smelling, newly-digested food? Zenker's is associated with int...  Read Full »

I am worried about waking up with sore throat after drinking and smoking last night. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to inform you that I was drinking and smoking last night and now when I woke up I have a sore throat and it is getting worse progressively. The tonsils are lumpy with clear or white pockets on them. It hurts when I swallow and I also have a slight fever. I have had these s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and can understand your concern.I would like to suggest the following medications: Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take the medications after their consent. Tablet Ibuprofen (Advil) 400 mg twice a day for five days after f...  Read Full »

How can we remove a fish bone embedded in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter got a fishbone embedded in her throat. It was shown in the x-ray. But the doctor was unable to view it when he went through the throat with an endoscope last night, and it was close to an artery. What can be done?  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly provide me the x-ray films and the endoscopic picture (if you have). Where was the fishbone stuck exactly? Does the doctor said about the level? What are the present complaints? When did it happen?  Read Full »

My throat is swollen, and it is hard to breathe and swallow. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My throat is extremely swollen, and it is hard to breathe and swallow, I am in a lot of pain because my lymph nodes are swollen and it is making my ears hurts, my neck is swollen. I believe my tonsils are swollen, but it is hard to tell as my neck is so swollen and I cannot open my mou...  Read Full »


Dr. Surabhi Chopra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the symptoms you have mentioned in the query, you are having a severe acute exacerbation of chronic tonsillitis. 1) Pain in throat, difficulty in breathing and swallowing point towards an acute follicular tonsillitis. 2) Enlarged lymph nodes indicate this ...  Read Full »

How to cure sore throat and swallowing problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat and trouble swallowing. I had Candida albicans in the throat and saw an ENT two days ago. He said it was almost gone but I have an inflamed papilla. Could that be the reason? I have trouble eating and drinking now.  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An enlarged papilla can be due to infection and inflammation. Apply Candid Mouth Paint (Clotrimazole Topical) to the tongue and oral cavity four to five times a day for a week. I suggest you take an oral antifungal also. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him...  Read Full »

I have a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and fever. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. I have a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and a persistent mild fever. I have not taken any medications for it yet, but I have been drinking warm water regularly. Can you please explain if there are any effective ways to treat it? I would like to know what...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the symptoms you have mentioned, you are possibly having acute pharyngitis. There is nothing that you need to be worried about as this is a very common entity that we come across and is treatable. Take a tablet containing a combination of Amoxicillin 500 mg and p...  Read Full »

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