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My throat is not allowing me to swallow my saliva It closes

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My throat is not allowing me to swallow my saliva
It closes to fluids
I have had this problem before and my doctor had given me nitroglycerin like for people that have heart aches. He told me it would relax the area in my chest.

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hello I am an ENT specialist and can help you on this. How long have you had this problem? any tests done for this?

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How long have you had this problem? any tests done for this?

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Customer: I have not had this to this degree for many years.
Dr. P. Jyoti :

does this closing to liquids happen all the time or only on some occassions?

Customer: on some occasions and used to be when I lay down. It feels like I have a chunk in my throat. I get chest pains and I have to go to the restroom and spit up fluid and bubbles
Dr. P. Jyoti :

have you had any tests for this? endoscopy?

Customer: many many years ago
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Dr. P. Jyoti :

there are a number of things that this could be

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most likely is acid reflux

Dr. P. Jyoti :

acid reflux can cause exactly these symptoms

Dr. P. Jyoti :

Several other conditions could cause such problems like Esophageal motility problem, globus hystericus, tumors, etc.

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You need to get yourself checked up for this.

Customer: what can I do to relax my throat and allow me sleep tonight
Dr. P. Jyoti :

You should approach an ENT or gastroenterologist.

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You will need investigations like a Endoscopy, Barium swallow XRay and a videofluroscopic swallow study.

Dr. P. Jyoti :

If your problem is only due to an esophageal motility disorder, you need a referral to a speech pathologist, these are the experts who deal with swallowing problems. A speech pathologist will be able to help you with this problem.

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this is the final solution

Customer: nothing I can do tonight
Dr. P. Jyoti :

for your immediate problem, you should take Cap. Prilosec 20 mg at night

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if this is available

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will help to control acid reflux

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also take a glass of cool milk which helps in this

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take the nitroglycerine

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an anti anxiety drug like alprazolam or diazepam is most helpful for this

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if you have been prescribed this earlier, then use this

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also take Mylanta susp two tsf now if available, or any other antacid solution

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this will help

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do you have any of these available now?

Customer: i know I need to go to the doctor I was hoping for help tonight
Customer: i can go to thr
Customer: I can get things from the drug store what is the best to use
Dr. P. Jyoti :

ok

Dr. P. Jyoti :

then you need to get Prilosec 20 mg and Mylanta susp

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these will help with acid reflux

Dr. P. Jyoti :

another thing to take is Night Time sleep aid or any other OTC sleep aid

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this will help you to sleep well at night and not get disturbed

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but of course you need to get this checked up by your doctor in the long term as i advised

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take care

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hope this helps

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