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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Are burning trachea and pain in neck a symptom of chest infection?

I have a chest infection I think , but added onto these symptoms when I swallow or breathe heavily while my neck is straight or tilted back it burns near the bottom of my trachea but if my chin is touching off my chest while I breathe or swallow I don t feel any pain
Mon, 15 Feb 2016
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi thanks for asking question.
Here this burning sensation may be because of acid reflux as history provided by you.
Only pain in neck while swallowing does not suggest chest infection.
In chest infection like pneumonia or bronchitis there is presence of cough,fever , breathlessness like symptoms.
Treatment for acid reflux done with that of omeprazole and life style modification.
Laryngeal inflammation also has to be ruled out by laryngoscopic examination.
If symptoms are worsening then chest x ray done.
I hope my suggestion will help you.
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