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Last night I threw up and today it feels like I have food stuck

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Last night I threw up and today it feels like I have food stuck in my throat
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi--can you tell me more about your feeling?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It feels like something is swollen

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK Monica. What caused you to throw up and did you immediately feel like something was stuck in your throat?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I ate some mini donuts and they caused my stomach to be sick I felt like I was going to throw up so I just gagged myself till I threw up. I didn't notice the throat till about 2 hours ago

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK Monica. Then it is very unlikely you have some food stuck in your throat. Most likely you had a delayed reaction to the stomach acid you threw up and there's some inflammation of your esophagus. For now you can stick to liquids--water, juices, soups and broth--and this should pass in a day or so. If by chance you have or start to have any difficulty in swallowing anything then you would need to see a doctor right away but otherwise you should be fine.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Should I stay away from food

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No, just stick to liquids for today