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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes burning sensation in the chest after swallowing a chewing gum?

I was talking with someone this morning. The gum I was chewing accidentally slipped down my throat. For moment, had mild sense like choking. Now able to breathe ok. Able to eat lunch ok today and drink things. But since this happened having some discomfort in chest like heartburn and some occasional coughing like I need to clear my throat. Could i have got this gum in my lungs or just bruised some area? Chest is sore now/burning like when cough too much or if exposed to cold air. Please help.
Tue, 1 Aug 2017
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Dentist 's  Response

Welcome to healthcare magic.

As you complain you have problem of burning sensation in chest after swallowing a chewgum.
Consult a ENT specialist for further diagnosis.
Throat examination give exact idea about problems.
Detail history and physical examination helpful.
Get well soon..
Thank you.
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