Neck Like Swelling And Choking Due To Tonsils?

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Good afternoon, a month ago I had a cough accompanied by a hoarse voice and painful swallowing. Then I went to an ENT doctor and his diagnosis was tonsillitis and vocal cord inflammation. I was given antibiotics and allergy medicine. But it’s been more than a month, even though the cough has subsided and it’s no longer painful to swallow, I feel bad in my neck, like swelling and I feel suffocated. Yesterday I checked again with another ENT doctor, the diagnosis is the same, my tonsils are swollen and I also have asthma, so he said as long as my aslam is not normal, my throat will be difficult to heal. Is it really like that? If I want to check again, do I have to go to the ENT again or to the internal medicine doctor? Thank you for your attention.

1 Answer:

Hello Isyanti

First, I assume that the term aslam that Isyanti means is stomach acid.

Inflammation of the throat, tonsils, and vocal cords can be caused by various factors and even though it has been treated, the inflammatory condition may still persist or not go away because the root source of the problem has not been addressed.

One example is those who have GERD conditions, which is a condition where stomach acid tends to rise to the upper gastrointestinal tract, namely the esophagus and even into the oral cavity. Basically, the upper gastrointestinal tract is not suitable for acidic conditions so there will be inflammation that can last for a long time as long as the GERD condition does not go away.

Another example is inflammation that occurs as a result of consuming oily food and/or containing a lot of flavoring so that eventually inflammation of the throat, tonsils, and vocal cords occurs. Of course, inflammation will be difficult to overcome if the person continues to consume the types of foods that trigger the inflammation.

Your ENT doctor, of course, understands better about Isyanti's condition, because she has examined you directly so that she can get much more information so that she can finally state that. If it is gastric acid that is suspected to be the trigger, Isyanti could have consulted an internist to get the right treatment for the stomach acid condition.

Hope it is useful

dr. Arnold

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