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Eaten big chunk of sandwich without swallowing. Throat irritation. Smoker. Your thoughts?

Hello. I was eating dinner last night and I took a bite out of a sandwich that was too big without chewing it sufficiently. It hurt at the time as the food was traveling down my esophagus . Since then, my throat has been irritating me immensely. Also, I smoked a few cigarettes afterward. I don t know this contributed to the pain. Your thoughts?
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There is lightly mild trauma to the esophagus which resulted from the large portion of food. It is true,as you suggested , that cigarette smoking would irritate the esophagus along with other structures.

This inflammation should resolve on its own after a few days. It would be best to use soft , non spicy or acidic foods till then.
Anti inflammatory pain killers such as ibuprofen, cataflam may help with the pain.

I hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 13 Nov 2013
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