I am a smoker for 10 years. From past one month, I have been having pain in my throat while swallowing. But the pain is on the right side of the Adams apple area. Even when I am drinking water, the pain is present, but if I tilt my head to the left side and drink or eat, the pain is less.It feels like there is something like a knot in my throat. .No cough or cold, or fever.. But I do have fatigue.. I have recently been treated with antibiotics for urine infection.
Kindly give opinion
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Smoking is one of the important cause of LPR and it needs prolonged treatment. Consult a good ENT specialist, get a diagnostic FOL done and after excluding other conditions, start medicines for LPR. Wish you a quick recovery.
Thank you for your query.
1. This pain is usually due to acid reflux.
2. It is better to get a Videolaryngoscopy done to check the area around the voice box (larynx / Adam's apple)
3. Start with treatment of acid reflux (such as rabeprazole, pantoprazole or omeprazole) and Mucaine gel. Diet should be bland. An anti-inflamatory medication (such as paracetamol) after food can be taken for 2-3 days. It is unlikley that an infection will last a month, however, ther is no harm in getting a throat swab sent for culture.
4. Upload images or a video of the Videolaryngoscopy for an accurate assessment.
Avoid antibiotics till you get the throat swab culture report.
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