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I tried a brazilian ju jit su class last night and got choked

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I tried a brazilian ju jit su class last night and got choked out. I didn't pass out and I tapped out immediately. Afterward my neck and throat were sore. Today I feel better, but one side of my throat is still sore, feels like a sore throat from a cold. I have very minor discomfort when swallowing.

What can I do to relieve my soreness and easy the discomfort when swallowing?

911Doctor :

so this may or may not be related to the choke hold last night

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but the treatment would be the same whether you got a little local bruising or whether you have a mild sore throat for other reasons

911Doctor :

Tylenol or motrin would be fine

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and you could always do some warm salt water gargles

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3-4 times a day

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also

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over the counter

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you can get cepacol spray or anything similar to it

911Doctor :

and you can ask the pharmacist for this

911Doctor :

it's a numbing spray that will help quite a bit

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Customer:

the soreness and the swallowing discomfort started about 20 minutes after the incident

911Doctor :

so it's pretty likely that the two are related

911Doctor :

the symptomatic treatment I outlined above is still what I would recommend

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Tylenol or motinr

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'motrin'

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salt water gargles

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and cepacol spray

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standing by

Customer:

ok perfect. Thank you for the info. much appreciated!

911Doctor :

no worries

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do you have any further questions for me about this/

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Customer:

no, that was my question

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