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Feeling throat pain while sneezing, heard popping sound while eating. Feeling bruise. What is going on?

A few weeks ago, I attempted to hold back a sneeze and in doing so felt a sharp pain in my throat . It feels as if I have been punched in the throat. It feels like a strianed muscle or a bruise . The inside of my throat is not soar or raw and I have no other symptoms. Then yesterday after an unstifled sneeze, I took a bit of lunch and while swallowing , I felt and heard a pop. Since that point yesterday, the pain in my throad has been greatly intensified. It now hurts to even swallow saliva . Still now interior soreness or raw, scratchy throat feeling,... just feels like a sever bruise or a pulled or torn muscle or somthing.
Asked On : Wed, 18 Jul 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
Hello and welcome to health care magic,

Sneeze is a protective reflex to take out whatever is disturbing the body and unless it is irritating and continuous there is not point in stopping it. This may have caused you to injure your throat.

All you need to do is that you must consult an ENT as soon as possible and start on routine medications such as antibiotics or pain killers with his consultation.
In any case if you are able to swallow it will not be a big problem so do not worry. Take only non spicy and non oily food for the next week or so


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Fri, 11 Apr 2014
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