Throat Discomfort?

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Good morning. I want to ask when I eat spicy food, why do I catch a cold in my throat, but it’s not like a cold. The nose doesn’t come out. I sometimes coughed my tail. That’s why, please explain. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Elis,

Thank you for asking

Discharge from the throat can be in the form of fluid from the airway or from the gastrointestinal tract. The throat or pharynx is part of the oral cavity and part of the airway. A portion of the lower part of the throat overlaps the esophagus (esophagus), which is the digestive tract that connects to the stomach at the bottom. The presence of fluid that you mean can be in the form of mucus or secretions that come from the pharynx or fluids from the gastrointestinal tract, which is due to high stomach acid from the stomach and esophagus. Here are some conditions that can be thought of as the cause of your current complaint are as follows:

The condition of sinusitis. Inflammation of the sinus passages in the nose and around the facial bones causes mucus or secretions to collect in the area between the nose and throat. Discomfort in the throat area is the main complaint. In addition, it is also accompanied by pain and headaches.

The presence of inflammation of the pharynx or known as pharyngitis.

Acid reflux disease or GERD. The existence of reflux or the rise of a small portion of food along with stomach acid due to the weakening of the "door" between the esophagus and stomach.

Gasritis. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach.

Disorders of the pancreas or salivary glands in the stomach. Complaints can arise especially after a large meal and are more specific to foods high in fat.

The presence of an infection of the respiratory tract

The presence of infection in the gastrointestinal tract

Other medical conditions.

If your condition has been going on for a long time, it is advisable to do a consultation and direct physical examination to the doctor. There is irritation of the digestive tract or airway that occurs repeatedly and in the long term can cause inflammation and complaints to worsen. Any additional examination to see directly the airway or gastrointestinal tract, known as an endoscopy, will be adjusted to the results of your consultation with the doctor later. For initial consultation you can see a general practitioner and if necessary will be referred to a specialist later.

That's what I can say, hopefully it's useful.

Greetings, dr. Tiwi

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