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.
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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.
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.
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