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Difficult to swallow, burning sensation in mouth. Frequent consumption of alcohol. Suggestion.

yesterday i hurt my left ankle and i noticed that when i swallow anything it feels like i swallow a wind very painful this morning the swallowing does not hurt as much how ever i have pins and needles in my mouth and it feels as if my mouth is on fire really dont know what to do.. my mom has diabetes type 2 .... i drink heavily daily and don t exercise often please help ... ps i don.t get flu easily
Asked On : Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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Hurting your ankle does not have anything to do with your swallowing, unless you are taking pain medications (Example: NSAIDs such as motrin / ibuprofen, etc). These NSAIDs can cause what is called "pill esophagitis" and therefore cause difficulty swallowing. Another problem is alcohol consumption: that puts you at high risk for falls and trauma (hurting your ankle), and it will also cause gastroesophageal reflux disease, which can also cause esophagitis, and end up with trouble swallowing and burning sensation in your chest and mouth. I advice you to cut down or quit alcohol, and avoid NSAIDs if you are taking them.
Answered: Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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