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What causes dysphagia with a sore throat and dryness?

Hi I am a 23 y/o man and i have quit smoking for about 3 weeks now. I have however had a feeling like i have a lump inside my throat for about a month now makes me feel like gagging sometimes). I have no difficulty eating or breathing. no weight loss. i think i can feel like a pea sized lymph under the right side of my jaw. I have been to two doctors (one two weeks ago and one yesterday) the first doctor said i have spasm due to stress from uni and the second said i have pharyngitis and just recomended betadine gargle. the second doctor also referred me to get a barium swallow done to put my mind at ease. I honestly just want to get rid of it. yesterday i started getting a bit of a sore throat too (very minor and may have nothing to do with it). I also feel like i have a dry mouth all the time even though i drink alot of water. please any help would be greatly appreciated. yours sincerely A
Mon, 29 Jun 2020
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

Acute pharyngitis, acid reflux, neuro muscular dysfunction may cause dysphagia. Use of anti histamines may cause dryness of mouth.Get it done laryngoscopy and endoscopy. Barium swallow may gives a clue. Use tablet Pantaprazole before breakfast for one week. If symptoms not improved please consult with your physician / gastroenterologist, he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist
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What causes dysphagia with a sore throat and dryness?

Hello, Acute pharyngitis, acid reflux, neuro muscular dysfunction may cause dysphagia. Use of anti histamines may cause dryness of mouth.Get it done laryngoscopy and endoscopy. Barium swallow may gives a clue. Use tablet Pantaprazole before breakfast for one week. If symptoms not improved please consult with your physician / gastroenterologist, he will examine and treat you accordingly. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist