Throat Wounds After Vomiting?
Excuse me,. I am Agnes 17 years old and now have dengue fever and typhoid symptoms. I was not hospitalized but was treated at home. Recently my aunt brought me a raw sapodilla drink because when I had dengue fever I also drank it and felt better. But somehow after drinking the sapodilla I felt very nauseous, and finally I vomited everything I drank again. Before vomiting my throat was fine, it didn’t hurt at all, but after vomiting my throat was very sore and I found it hard to swallow because of the pain. After I checked in the mirror my throat looked sore and very red. Is there a way to treat my throat? Because this sore throat really prevents me from drinking and eating, even though I also have dengue fever. Please help ,, thank you.
Hello Mitha! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
When we vomit, our stomach contents, sometimes including stomach acid, pass us through our esophagus and mouth. Stomach acid shouldn't leave the stomach because it can irritate the esophagus and the other parts it passes through. At the base of our mouth there is a border between the esophagus and the throat. That's what you may see redness and pain when swallowing. Reddening of the area accompanied by pain when swallowing may indicate inflammation has occurred. As you also say, eating and drinking is very important in your healing period. We recommend that you come back to the doctor to be given a drug that can help relieve the inflammation. Try to drink warm (not too hot) water slowly. Avoid foods that are sour or spicy, fatty (including coconut milk and fried foods), and chocolate.
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