Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
153 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for tingling sensation in the throat

Answered by
Dr. Albana Sejdini

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 6499 Questions

Posted on Tue, 20 Sep 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have a tightening and tingling in the throat. I slept on a bad pillow 3 months ago and woke up with a dull pain at the base of my skull on the right side. I've have the camera down the throat from an ENT and also had CT Scan. It showed nothing wrong with my throat, yet the tightness is getting worse. Could a pinched nerve be causing the tightening in my throat?
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Further consultation with neurologist advised

Detailed Answer:

I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concern.

Let me recapitalize your case:
- 63 years old male
- current symptoms: tightening and tingling in the throat
- started 3 months ago after sleeping on a bad pillow
- ENT specialist found nothing
- medications tried antibiotics, steroids, nexium, even going to PT, so far nothing works.

If the symptoms started after sleeping on a bad pillow, then, possibly is related to pinched nerve.

A further consultation with neurologist advised to rule it out.
I also advise to continue with PT, and avoid swallowing hard foods until improvement.

Antiinflammatories are also recommended until you see neurologist.

All the best.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Drug/Medication ,   ,  
Lab Tests

Recent questions on  Ct scan

doctor1 MD

I am experiencing a partial vision loss - probably a TIA - what will happen when I go to the emergency room?? YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

My father undergone Electrical cardioversion treatment due to having severe Atrial Fibrilation (AF). Needless to say the treatment did not work...

doctor1 MD

I got real dizzy and kinda lost tempory balance and experienced double vision but only for 30 seconds, twice yesterday. I am in good health at 78...

doctor1 MD

Sir, My right side floating rib hits somewhere and I am having pain while moving side to side when I sleep. Feels like the rib is hitting some...