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Pain on swallowing a bone, throat swelling, pain in lymph nodes. Tonsillectomy done. Cure?

Hello. a week ago I was eating a pork burrito and felt this razor sharp piece of bone slide down my throat before it was too late to stop the swallow . It has been bothering me since and yesterday got worse. My throat swelled and got it has moved to more of the underside of my chin ...primarily in my gland/lymphoids on the left side. They are rock hard. And I don t have my tonsils so haven t had a shoe throat since...what should I do?
Asked On : Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Thanks for the query.

You should probably get your throat examined by your family physician.

It is common to have injuries in throat from meat and fish bones. Generally it does not get infected and heals easily without any treatment. Sometimes when it gets infected, there will be pain in the throat and the related lymph nodes. Your injury probably might have got infected. So you would need some pain killers and antibiotics to prevent further suffering and heal the wound. Please consult your family physician for an examination and treatment.

You can avoid drinking cold water. Warm saline gargle would help reduce the pain and discomfort.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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