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Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Hello for a couple months now I have had a dull pain when I swallow that comes and goes.
It is not sharp pain and is not always there.

I do have very bad allergies

Right after I sneeze and then swallow there usually is pain. I haven't taken any medication at all.

I have no eating problems or difficulty swallowing

I am very conscience and find myself swallowing saliva a lot

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Gurgling with lukewarm water should provide relief.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. It seems that your allergies have a direct association with the presentation you mention. The pain seems to be due to spasm of the pharyngeal muscles. There are a few things to be done:
* Gurgle with lukewarm water. It would provide relief.
* Take cetirizine tablet (or any other antiallergic) once daily off and on as required.
* Avoid cold. Cold temperatures depress our immunity and trigger the allergic reactions which are likely to be related.
* Take juicy fruits like citrus fruits. They contain plenty of potassium and should help.

I would not be worried about the frequent swallowing of saliva. It is normal and happens with everybody.

Let me know if I could hep further.

Regards
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