Why Does It Feel Like My Throat Is Closing In, When I Can Breathe And Eat Just Fine?


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Tracy Koroma Profile
Tracy Koroma answered
There are several different things that can cause this, and you’ll probably want to see a doctor for most of them.

Food Allergies
If you think a food allergy might be the cause of your throat feeling tight, take an antihistamine.

Your throat should start feeling better again within a day or two. If the tight feeling persists, it’s probably not an allergy!

Anxiety can make your throat feel like it’s closing in, so the worst thing you can do is worry about it!

Anxiety will sometimes manifest itself in different ways – not just the obvious ones like feeling nervous or stressed – so don’t rule out this explanation completely.

If you think you might suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, seeing a doctor would be a good idea – not just for your throat, but for your well-being.

Acid Reflux
Acid reflux is a condition caused by stomach acid coming up into your throat. It can make your throat feel tight, lumpy, or as if it’s closing in.

You can get over-the-counter treatment for acid reflux, but it might be best to check with your doctor first - just to make sure that’s actually what the problem is!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I had that happen - it was a prelude to horrible acid reflux. Felt like I was swallowing over a lump in the back of my throat.  Might want to see your family doc - they did a barium swallow on me and were stunned at the amount of reflux.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
It could be an allergy, you should go and see your doctor about this. Hope this helps and good luck.

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