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Pain in throat, difficulty in swallowing. Prescribed antibiotic, anti allergic medicines. Reason?

I have some problem in swallowing of food or saliva . There is some pain (bearable) on the right side of throat. Doctor prescribed me an antibiotic & anti allergic medicine. Now, the pain/problem is shifted to left side of the throat. About 1 & 1/2 months back I also felt some stiffness on the back of right side of neck for 4-5 days. What could be the reason. Please suggest me what should I do.
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Recurrent throat irritation can be because of--
two things --
1. nasal allergies / disease like blockage,discharge etc if you have,,,, as the nasal discharge fall back in throat and irritates it.
you need to consult your ENT specialist to get examination and CT scan nose with plain coronal views limited cuts,, if required to rule out any disease in nose and paranasal sinuses
2. Take care of reflux, It is one of the reason for recurrent throat irritation ,, it doesnot matter you feel heart burn acidity or not.
Take--- Antacids and antireflux medicines .
Keep head end of bed elevated.
Avoid alcohol, Smoking
Do brisk walking daily
Go for walk after dinner
Avoid spicy food
Avoid late night coffee
Answered: Wed, 6 Nov 2013
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