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My throat makes noise when swallowing

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  • Posted By: BarbaraMata
  • May 5, 2010
  • 07:11 AM

Two years ago, I had a cold for a long time, almost two months. I went to the doctor then, but there was really nothing they could do because it was, after all, a cold. Anyhow, since then, I started noticing that I have slight discomfort when swallowing, mostly saliva and liquid. I don't feel pain or even great difficulty, but it seems my throat has become narrowed. When I swallow now I feel like a car going on an unpaved road as opposed to before, when swallowing was normal and smooth like going on a paved road. I also noticed that air bubbles get lodged or something as I have to burp them out. Often I feel air bubbles in my upper chest after I drank something. None of these problems are pronounced, but I don't like it because these weren't present before I had the cold.

Another thing to consider, about a year before the cold, I drank apple cider vinegar for a month before going to bed, maybe half a cup or so. While it got rid of my morning breath, I had coughs due to the vinegar burning my esophagus. This problems though seemed to have gone away after I figured out the culprit and stopped drinking vinegar.

Other things to maybe consider are that I don't seem to have the best immune system. I got chicken pox as an adult despite having had the vaccination, and I tend to get sick often, like common colds and such. I never get over a cold before suffering at least 2-3 weeks. On top of this, I have allergies to everything from dust to pollen. I received immunotherapy for three or so years, and my allergy symptoms have largely disappeared.

I am in my early 30's, female, thin, but I don't exercise. I think I eat fairly healthy.

What I want to know is if this is something I should go see a doctor about, or is this just a nuisance I should live with.

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