What causes obstruction in the throat after using a decongestant?
an anti inflammatory medication may help
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If the tablet is stuck, it should dislodge on its own as you continue to eat and drink.
The fact that you can eat, drink and breath normally indicate there is no significant obstruction present.
It is also possible that the discomfort may be due to some inflammation of the throat and/or esophagus from the medication. The use of an anti inflammatory agent would help with this eg ibuprofen, naproxen, cataflam
One of these would help to relieve any residual discomfort that you might be experiencing.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
would be best to be seen as soon as possible
Sorry about the delayed reply.
If you are now having difficulty swallowing, you need to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible.
The doctor will want to take a look into your throat with a simple light but this would likely be followed by a recommendation for a scope by ENT.
Depending on the extent of injury , the tube may or may not need to stay in for a while.
If the injury is mild , this would not be necessary
If the tube has to remain, they may give your steroids to reduce the immune response along with the anti inflammatory medication
If a tube is not necessary then treatment would be the anti inflammatory medication with or without steroids
Please feel free to ask anything else
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