Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
181 Doctors are Online

Have coughing while eating dry foods, sore throat and white tongue. Treatment?

my symptoms are: coughing when I eat dry foods ( swallowing wrong way) --gone on this way for several years, recurrent sore throats,from raising voice to get attention in the classroom--not shouting,sometimes get white stuff in back of throat, right now I have a sore throat--no white throat but have white tongue that cannot be scrubbed off with a toothbrush. I have good teeth, usually good health, except this throat and swallowing problem. I am subject to getting a swollen lymph gland in the front of the neck which I think is holding mucus. Many years ago I had a severe case of bronchitus during a very stressful time--in the front of the neck. It was very large, hard and swollen from the jawbone to the collarbone. That s it--what do you say? I am 64 years old with no health insurance.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  42
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
ENT Specialist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding coughing during swallowing dry foods, sore throat and white tongue.

As you noticed white slough at the back of throat from time to time this indicates recurrent tonsillitis and for the same reasion you have enlarged neck lymph nodes. This in turn developing chronic laryngopharyngitis which you have observed as change in voice and dryness in throat.

I would like to tell you to please consult any E.N.T. doctor for tharough examination and proper treatment.

Answered: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor