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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   I had beetel nuts 2 days ago
Doctor :   Ok
User :   now i am having slight pain in throat. actually below adams apple
User :   having problem in swallowing
User :   even water
Doctor :   Is the pain persistent pr periodic?
User :   it is only when i swallow. all the time
Doctor :   Is there any other symptom?
User :   nuthing
User :   no cough or fever
User :   i feel something is stuck in there
Doctor :   Is it since two days only?
User :   yes
Doctor :   How much betel nut did you have?
User :   lots, it was flavored
User :   with mint
Doctor :   Ok
User :   might have had four hand full
User :   i mean tea spoon
Doctor :   It seems it has caused an infection or injury in the throat.
User :   ok
User :   what do i need to do?
Doctor :   Do some warm salt water gargle 3 times aday.
Doctor :   2)Avoid spicy food.
Doctor :   3)Drink lots of water.
User :   k
Doctor :   Probably it would be cured in 2 to 3 days. If it does not at all then you need to get yourself examined by a ENT specialist by a instrument called Laryngoscope.
User :   i prefer to get it done right away
User :   okay
Doctor :   It will help to see the exact cause and the infection.
User :   great
Doctor :   4)Use mouth washes like Betadaine to clean it 3 times a day.
User :   k
User :   i am using Listerine
Doctor :   Use Betadaine, it is medicated.
User :   okay
User :   this i feel it much below the throat
User :   almost cose to my chest
User :   so the mouth wash mght not reach till there
Doctor :   It must be that your pharynx is affected which is below the throat.
User :   k
Doctor :   Then also use it so that if bacteria are present they are killed.
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   sure Doc
User :   thank you Doc
User :   guess i will go see an ENT specialist
User :   bye
Doctor :   Fine then proceed.
User :   thanks for the help
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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