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Throat discomfort after swallowing hot food. What can I do?

Thank you. Two days ago, I swallowed a very hot piece of cheesy lasagna and it hurt immediately after going down a little (actually bent over in pain). I feel like I have something stuck at the top of my esophagus but I know there is nothing as I have been eating and drinking normally. Normally except it hurts as it goes down. Lets call it chronic discomfort (as opposed to the original pain). Wondering if there is anything I can do so that I can resume eating and drinking without discomfort - other than waiting it out. soft food, body temp food, no food (: Thanks
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to H.C.M. regarding query for throat discomfort after swallowing hot food.
I have gone through your query and would like to tell you that it is a type of thermal burn and inflammation of base of tongue and pharynx.
You need not to worry these lesions heals very fast, you now prefer cold and liquid diet or you can take semisolid also but spicy food should be avoided for good recovery.
Regarding medication you can take - Antacids, analgesic and antiseptic mouth wash and garglings.

With Regards.
Answered: Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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