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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   When I swallow, eat or drink it feels like its somewhat obstructed when it hits a certain point that seems to be about 4 inches from where my neck meets my chin. The sensation just started today. I had a bit of a sore throught two days ago, but have never had this type of sensation. I am a 36 yr old male.                                             
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   let me read
Doctor :   do you have cough ?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have fever ?
User :   no
Doctor :   running nose ?
User :   I do have a bit of congestion though
User :   chest
User :   not a lot though
Doctor :   chest congestion means ?
User :   light pligm
Doctor :   color of the phelm ?
User :   clear
Doctor :   for sore throat did you take any medications ?
User :   no, but taking cipro for prostate infection
Doctor :   if you see your throat what is the color of it is it pink or reddish ?
User :   reddish
Doctor :   and do you feel and swellings under your chin
User :   but it doesnt feel sore at the top
User :   nodes are slightly tender
User :   the sensation is much further down my throat
Doctor :   ok
User :   it takes a couple of seconds for me to feel it after swallowing
Doctor :   from how many days are you on cipro
User :   3
Doctor :   it seems there is an infection of the throat which is also affecting the hypo pharynx
Doctor :   this is causing you all the present symptoms
User :   will cipro knock out that infection as well?
Doctor :   since you are on the cipro floxacin you can wait for other two days
User :   does the hypo pharynx almost feel as though its in the upper chest?
Doctor :   if the infection doesn't clear than a different antibiotic group is required
Doctor :   the entire wind pipe will be irritated with the present infection and it spans from throat to upper chest
User :   the "lump sensation" is very low
Doctor :   you also need medications like Advil cold for the inflammation to control
Doctor :   also the salt gargling and steam inhalation
Doctor :   if in next two days the symptoms do not disappears you might need a different antibiotic group
Doctor :   restrict yourself to bland diet and do not get exposed to dust and pollution

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