It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Ear, Nose & Throat Message Board

Pill stuck in throat

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-29-2007, 07:34 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 21
ashwin81 HB User
Pill stuck in throat

I took a herbal supplement pill yesterday after lunch. I took it the way I always do but this time, it got stuck in my throat. Anyway, after gagging a bit it somehow moved away from the wind pipe but it's still stuck there. I don't feel any pain, however I am very aware of it's presense.

I tried eating a granola bar, a muffin, a banana, 3 bottles of water. Nothing helps. Any suggestions on what I can do?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 07-17-2007, 06:55 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kailua, Hawaii
Posts: 10
state808 HB User
Re: Pill stuck in throat

Did anyone answer your post? I know it was written in June..its now July. I know you are probably okay now.
But always remember when you have something stuck in your throat and it wont come out after everything you have tried. You have to go to a ENT right away. Never just let anything be stuck in your throat like that.


Last edited by state808; 07-17-2007 at 06:59 PM.

Old 07-17-2007, 08:22 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 21
ashwin81 HB User
Re: Pill stuck in throat

hey there

aloha to you too . yes i waited for a few days before going to ER. by then the pill had dissolved but the doctor in ER told me that I had a bad throat infection which was why the pill got stuck in the first place. She prescribed doxycycline antiobiotics and gave me an injection in my butt. My throat's ok now, thanks!

Last edited by ashwin81; 07-17-2007 at 08:23 PM.

Old 07-21-2007, 10:42 AM   #4
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ny, ny, usa
Posts: 1
skych8ser HB User
Re: Pill stuck in throat

I had a pill stuck in my throat today and tried all of the suggestions on this board and others. I tried drinking a ton of water including very hot water. Tried drinking soda. Tried eating bread...which I don't recommend, it wasn't very pretty and just made it worse. After giving in to what appeared to be a waiting game, I decided to try ice cream. After two bites, the pill went down! That's just my experience but if it every happens again, I'm going right to Ben and Jerry's!!!

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Pill stuck in throat marvine6689 Drug Interactions / Side Effects 7 02-09-2010 07:46 AM
pill swallowing dragon90 Vitamins & Supplements 10 09-20-2009 06:44 PM
1/2 pill stuck in throat? tattoogirl Pain Management 5 09-12-2009 03:06 AM
i got a pill stuck in my throat what do i do michellesanibel Open to All Other Health Topics 0 02-22-2009 04:02 AM
pill stuck in throat sallyofficer01 Drug Interactions / Side Effects 0 09-16-2008 05:02 PM
HELP!!! I have a pill stuck in my throat... kris23 Open to All Other Health Topics 3 11-03-2007 03:28 AM
help pill was stuck in throat tfinn29 Birth Control 1 08-20-2007 09:37 PM
Feeling like a pill stuck in throat SKZ Dysphagia 23 02-13-2007 01:20 PM
Pill Stuck in Throat? Ouch! What to do? ironykarma Drug Interactions / Side Effects 5 09-29-2006 01:19 PM
Tips for swallowing a pill sawbuck44 ADD / ADHD 4 10-16-2004 12:23 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:28 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!