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I was eating a raw small oblong shaped carrot at lunch and

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I was eating a raw small oblong shaped carrot at lunch and it feels like a small portion is stuck in my throat towards the right side of my throat and it is irritated. I did not choke on it. I have no problems breathing,eating, or drinking. I do not feel like its life threatening. I did drink water and eat an entire subway sandwich about an hour later. I just can't tell if it is still there or if it got flushed down. I can feel it is irritated in that particular spot. It does not hurt to eat.
The carrot was an oblong bite size carrot and so it would have been a small bite of the bite size carrot. Should I continue to drink fluids? When should I see a doctor if it continues to bother me? What would you recommend? Will the carrot eventually get soggy and flush down in its own?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


It sounds that a bit of the carrot may be lodged near the tonsils or the recessed cavities there at the back of the pharynx ...I would suggest that you may benefit to try a series of gargles .These may help to dislodge the food and relieve your sense of something being stuck. I agree to give it some time along with that step. I expect that your discomfort may be alleviated with the gargles and further time. If your sensation continues to trouble you then if course you may have it checked. I agree that it does not sound to be of an urgent nature.

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Anthony Bray MD