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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes the feeling of obstruction in the throat?

Hi, When I swallow pills I have the sensation that one of them is stuck and isn t getting past the sphincter into my stomach. This has been going on for quite some time (months) and I have come to realize that the pills ARE going down just fine and the sensation is there to varying degrees all the time. I think the sensation is stronger when I ve eaten larger meals.
Tue, 5 Apr 2016
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have symptoms of feeling of obstruction in the throat could due to granular pharyngitis or upper respiratory tract infection. Need not to worry about it. I would suggest you to avoid eating and drinking acidic , spicy and hot food and beverages . Do warm saline gargles. You should start with combination of anti inflammatory medication along with antibiotic medication. Drink plenty of fluids and take diet rich in multivitamins. If condition doesn't get better in 2-3 days then consult ENT specialist for proper diagnosis and go for swab test. Go for sputum test as well if required and start treatment as per proper diagnosis. Sip warm water after every few minutes.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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