Swallowing - pain or burning; Odynophagia; Burning feeling when swallowing
Eat slowly and chew food thoroughly. If a person suddenly shows signs of choking and difficulty breathing, the Heimlich maneuver should be performed immediately.
You may have an easier time swallowing liquids or pureed foods than solids. Avoid very cold or very hot foods if you notice that they worsen the problem.
Call your health care provider if you have:
Call if the problem continues, even if the symptoms come and go.
Tell your doctor about any other symptoms that occur with the painful swallowing, including:
The doctor will examine you and ask questions about your medical history and symptoms, including:
The following tests may be done:
Orlando RC. Diseases of the esophagus. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 140.
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