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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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it feels like there is something in the back of my throat like a ball i feel it more at nights, it feels as if its moving sometimes, when i eat and swallow it goes away for a while and then return, what can it be
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Do you have pain while swallowing
User :   no there is no pain,
Doctor :   Since how long you have this feeling?
User :   early morning i feel nothing but as the vevn progress i begin to feel the movement of like a small golf ball
User :   i have had it off and on for about three months, but recently i have being feeling it more often
Doctor :   What is your age
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problem like dry mouth, sorethroat or thyroid
User :   49
Doctor :   Do you have frequent problems of cold, cough or sorethroat
User :   sometimes i have dry mouth
Doctor :   Do you take medicines for any other problems?
User :   no but sinus drain
Doctor :   Since when do you have this?
User :   am taking evening primrose and other vitamins to assist with prmenapausal
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you breathe by mouth and feel thirsty too often?
User :   do you mean the sinus
Doctor :   Yes
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have blocked nose?
User :   i use to have difficulty sleeping and i was taking sleeping aid last year
User :   no, but i can feel sinus draining at the back of my throat
Doctor :   Do you have a problem drinking water, pain or difficulty to gulp
User :   no not at all, when i drink or eat i dont feel it at all
Doctor :   Ok, after listening to you, I do not think this is a problem of concern
Doctor :   I could just relate only to your Post nasal discharge
Doctor :   which happens with sinusitis
User :   i remember the first time felt it a friend dr of mind told me that i might have had a swollen uvlua
User :   what should i do, because it concerns me
Doctor :   The next step is to clear it with a physical examination by a primary
User :   would this go away
User :   i am planing to see a ent specialist this week
Doctor :   it should be easily taken care of and this goes away
Doctor :   I would prefer you using Hot Ginger Tea, without milk, twice a day
Doctor :   This helps in dilating the passages and clearing the throat
Doctor :   You can get it at any local store
Doctor :   Any thing hot should make you feel better
User :   thank you i will try that
Doctor :   If this does not help, then you should get too much worried
User :   i did try bfor garglig with warm milk and crush asprin twice a day it went aay for a while but came back
Doctor :   Sorry you should not get worried
Doctor :   because there can be psychological component in it too
User :   can this be a cause of stress
Doctor :   Stress can be a good reason
User :   have you had problems like this before
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Sinusitis can be a chronic problem and it can take your senses in this direction
User :   so do you suggest i see a ent specilalist here to rule out the sinus drain
Doctor :   Yes absolutely
User :   am always clearing my throat
Doctor :   if he does not see any thing, just keep sipping hot drinks and it goes away
User :   this feels so strange especially at night after i have had a meal
User :   can menapause have anything to do with this
Doctor :   Put two pillows underneath the head
Doctor :   You should not keep your mouth dry
Doctor :   Dryness increases the feeling
Doctor :   Hence sip water even though you do not feel thirsty
Doctor :   and more you sip the better hydrated you are
Doctor :   I do not relate to menopause
User :   i notice if i dont drink water it gets worst
Doctor :   Yes
User :   i will take your advice and try the tea and sip on water and see what happens,
Doctor :   It should help very well
User :   do you think i should crush asprin in my drink
Doctor :   Stop it for time bing
Doctor :   being
User :   ok
User :   so just the warm teas
Doctor :   and sips of water
Doctor :   Warm teas ( Green tea, Ginger, Honey instead of sugar)
Doctor :   These are effective and are available at any big grocery
User :   dr. i drink tea constant, during the day especilly at work
Doctor :   Replace it with ginger, green and honey
Doctor :   without milk
User :   i will get some tomorrow
User :   the green tea has caffine, this ause me to become jittery
Doctor :   No choose a green tea without caffeine
Doctor :   there are number of brands without caffeine
User :   wil check the stores in the morning, do you suggest i buy the ginger root and make my tea or use the tea bags whichnis best
Doctor :   ginger root is very good but it should not make cumbersome process and finally you avoid it for all
Doctor :   So choose yourself
User :   thanks, i will
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
User :   i have another question, my daughter continues to have these itchy skin lat afternoon do you think it the detergent am using
User :   you were of a great help,
User :   i hope we can chat soon
Doctor :   Do you think it started
Doctor :   after you used the detergent
Doctor :   then you should change it
User :   am not sure when
Doctor :   Usually rashes disappear in a day after stopping the detergent
User :   it only happens some times
Doctor :   For that matter any allergy rash should subsided within 48 hours after removing the agent
Doctor :   Sometimes yes
User :   i have to add credit to my card and cont this cnversation tomorow
Doctor :   Sure no problem
User :   i have to recharge
Doctor :   Use soft clothes
Doctor :   Natural fibres for your child
Doctor :   Cotton, Wool
User :   ok i will
User :   she is 15yrs
Doctor :   wash them with hot water
Doctor :   and dry them indoors
Doctor :   as they can catch pollen
User :   since i stared going to the wash ouse it began

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