Why does it feel like my pill is stuck in my throat?
It’s even tougher when you have a pill stuck in your throat.
Nonetheless, that’s the name of the spot where the pill tends to get stuck.
The cricopharyngeus is the ring-like muscle at the top of the esophagus.
Instead, the food goes down your esophagus and moves to your stomach.
How long can a pill be stuck in your esophagus?
Sometimes after you swallow a pill it may feel like it “got stuck” or didn’t go all the way down. This feeling usually goes away within 30 to 60 minutes if you drink liquids or eat a piece of bread. You may not have any symptoms when something is stuck in your esophagus .
Can a pill dissolve in your throat?
If the person can breathe but the pill is still in their throat, have them drink a few gulps of water or try to eat a small piece of food to dislodge the pill. Do not leave a pill to dissolve in the throat.
What do you do when something is stuck in your throat?
Ways to remove food stuck in throat
- The ‘Coca-Cola’ trick. Research suggests that drinking a can of Coke, or another carbonated beverage, can help dislodge food stuck in the esophagus.
- A moist piece of food.
- Alka-Seltzer or baking soda.
- Wait it out.