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Have coughing while eating dry foods, sore throat and white tongue. Treatment?

my symptoms are: coughing when I eat dry foods ( swallowing wrong way) --gone on this way for several years, recurrent sore throats,from raising voice to get attention in the classroom--not shouting,sometimes get white stuff in back of throat, right now I have a sore throat--no white throat but have white tongue that cannot be scrubbed off with a toothbrush. I have good teeth, usually good health, except this throat and swallowing problem. I am subject to getting a swollen lymph gland in the front of the neck which I think is holding mucus. Many years ago I had a severe case of bronchitus during a very stressful time--in the front of the neck. It was very large, hard and swollen from the jawbone to the collarbone. That s it--what do you say? I am 64 years old with no health insurance.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding coughing during swallowing dry foods, sore throat and white tongue.

As you noticed white slough at the back of throat from time to time this indicates recurrent tonsillitis and for the same reasion you have enlarged neck lymph nodes. This in turn developing chronic laryngopharyngitis which you have observed as change in voice and dryness in throat.

I would like to tell you to please consult any E.N.T. doctor for tharough examination and proper treatment.

Answered: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
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