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Old 05-31-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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Tight throat....feels swollen, doesn't hurt. help!

Hello! I have a new health condition I have not had before. For the past several days my throat has felt tight and swollen. There is no pain. I just feel like it is a little harder to swallow. If I am sitting still I really notice it because I am not busy with other things. I have to keep clearing gunk out of my throat. Any suggestions on if I would need an antibiotic? I just had an allergist look in there and he says everything concerning my ear, nose and throat looks clear. But he said it my be a virus that has to run it's course. I just got over a bad flu. But I start to panic because my chest sometimes feels tight and same with throat. Could it be an acid reflex problem? I have that going on a bit too. Can it cause problems in the throat? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!!

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Re: Tight throat....feels swollen, doesn't hurt. help!

What you describe could definitely be acid reflux related - are you taking anything for the reflux? Prilosec OTC works really well and is pretty cheap now that it's over-the-counter.

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