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Have lump in throat, trouble while swallowing and heart issues. Is this normal?

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I have a lump in my throat for a week now. I don't even what it is like to be normal anymore since I am having a lot of hearth issues. Is this normal? I do have trouble swolling and get food stuck in my throat. I am not choaking, it is just annoying
Posted Mon, 20 Aug 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 7 hours later

Thanks for posting your query.

The lump in your throat may be due to an acute infection in the upper airway. It can be acute Tonsillitis, pharyngitis, or just a streptococcal sore throat. All these do cause a painful swallowing and difficulty in eating food.

A course of simple antibiotic like Amoxicillin- clavulinic acid combination may help you greatly. This is a prescription drug. It is advisable to XXXXXXX your Meanwhile, do warm saline gargling with lukewarm water and a pinch of salt in it, twice in a day for next 3 days.

I wish you quick recovery.

Do write back in case you have follow up queries to ask.

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