Why do I feel like there is something stuck in my throat?
Often, globus pharyngeus is due to minor inflammation in the throat or at the back of the mouth.
The throat muscles and mucous membranes can feel strained when the throat is dry, causing feelings that something is stuck in the throat.
One of the most common causes of a dry throat is frequent swallowing due to anxiety.
What to do if it feels like something is stuck in your throat?
A moist piece of food
It may feel uncomfortable to swallow something else, but sometimes one food can help push another down. Try dipping a piece of bread in some water or milk to soften it, and take a few small bites. Another effective option may be to take a bite of banana, a naturally soft food.
How do you relieve globus sensation?
What is the treatment for globus sensation?
- Physiotherapy for the muscles around the throat.
- Treatment for postnasal drip – for example, treatment with a nasal spray.
- Treatment for acid reflux, including antacid medicines and acid-suppressing medicines.
- Stopping smoking.
- Treatment for stress, if this is a problem.
What causes difficulty swallowing?
A narrowed esophagus (stricture) can trap large pieces of food. Tumors or scar tissue, often caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), can cause narrowing. Esophageal tumors. Difficulty swallowing tends to get progressively worse when esophageal tumors are present.