I've been told I have Globus Pharyngeus (lump in throat sensation).
For the past 3 months I have had the sensation that there is a lump in my throat. I have had every test imaginable with scopes through the nose and down my throat and they have shown nothing. I have been taking ACV 1 Tbsp 3X per day since this started. The sensation has eased off some but it is still there does anyone have any suggestions?
New Orleans, La./usa
Cayenne for Throat Problems:
Yes, the cayenne pepper did give me temporary relief. But then I did the following this morning and I cannot believe it worked!
A post I found on another site said you pulled your esophagus muscles out of place. Do a hard stomach reaching cough the kind that makes you gag. You can also dry heave to get the muscles back into place. It then says to do other exercises to help keep your muscles in place.
I just started this morning and it did have major effect right away, although I did still feel a small lump. I did a few good dry heaves since and it is now 4-5 hours later and all I have now is a minor sore throat. I think because the muscles are tired. The lump feeling is gone!!! I cannot believe it. I wanted to share here since I come to this site a lot and I really hope this helps other people. Good luck.
This is the blog I found it on. See vercingetorix post on Jan 12,2010.
Thank you for the cayenne post on cayenne for thickened mucus lodged at bottom of the throat!!
This is the 2nd time that my boyfriend has had this happen to him (first time we went to the ER and a couple expensive medical bills later..) so we tried 2 drops of cayenne tincture and literally 30 seconds after he swallowed it, IT WORKED!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!! Who knew?! ;)
Infrequently I'll get food stuck in my throat. I can breathe fine but there is pain and I can't swallow anything - not even saliva. For the most part I've learned to avoid the triggers (i.e. Raw carrots) but I recently found out that if I down a few drops of cayenne tincture mixed with a little water the food immediately goes down. It appears that my mucus is thickening at the base of my throat (possibly due to food allergies?). Back in the day, I even had to go to the emergency room and have a endoscopy done to dislodge the food. Other times it would take me up to 30 minutes to get food down (or throw it up) but the Cayenne is a great quick fix for my issue. I'm assuming this is due to its ability to thin mucous. Hope to find the root cause at some point but this has really been a life saver in the meantime.
Having had throat problems for 20 years, comprising of pain, tickly cough, sticky mucus, I have tried almost everything with little success. I then tried cayenne gargle, with a little salt. The result is fantastic, almost immediately, my throat was back to normal, no mucus or pain. I now use a gargle mix of cayenne, apple cider vinegar, salt & honey twice daily. I also take cayenne with food. Generally feel very well and am very happy to have got rid of throat problems. I have been doing this regime for 2 weeks now.
North Braddock, Pa
I have suffered from chronic throat clearing for over 10 years now without any medicinal remedy found. I started using coconut oil two weeks ago for many of the noted health benefits and have been pleasantly surprised to find my chronic throat clearing almost completely diminishing. I still have a small problem remaining but the build up in mucus is nothing that I can't clear with a heavy swallow. Now I take several teaspoons a day, starting first thing in the morning and especially immediately before I eat.
If this reduction in chronic throat clearing continues I'll be able to relax and enjoy eating around people again and my family and friends won't have to endure to constant and annoying throat clearing any longer.
Wow. Wasn't expecting this ever to go away!
Albuquerque, New Mex
The Beach, Canada
Hi, I would really appreciate advice on a throat problem I've had for over three years. I am at the end of my tether. It's very simple - I was eating an apple when a large piece of peel slid down "the wrong way" and lodged in my trachea beneath the vocal cords. No amount of coughing would dislodge it. I could still breathe (obviously) but the discomfort was indescribable.
Off I went to the doctor, then A&E, and eventually an ENT doctor. I've been relentlessly patronised and told it's a "scratch", acid reflux, or globus sensation. I had nasal endoscopy (3 times) and finally a bronchoscopy under general anaesthetic, in which, to my utter dismay the ENT doc couldn't find the apple peel. (Personally I suspect he failed to look carefully enough - I've read that up to 25% of bronchoscopies miss the foreign object they're looking for. Also this same doctor misdiagnosed a friend of mine with asthma when she actually had a virus...)
Because of the negative bronchoscopy, I cannot convince any doctor that my problem is real. But I KNOW what I swallowed (inhaled, rather) and I know it's still there - I still struggle with the pain and discomfort every single day and it's badly reduced my quality of life and damaged my overall health. I hoped the apple peel would break up or soften so I could cough it out, but this hasn't happened. Instead it feels as if it's shrunk and gone leathery. It's wedged under my vocal cord in such a way that it cannot escape. I've tried coughing, not coughing, steam inhalation, doctors, Chinese medicine, EFT and speech therapy, even spraying my throat with cellulase enzyme to try to soften the peel - nothing has worked. Three, nearly four years of this discomfort has left me exhausted and depressed and feeling I'll never be normal again.
Sorry this has got so long. It's over a year since I saw my GP and I'm scared to go again - I'm really sick of being treated as if I'm nuts and imagining it. I'm just searching for new ideas. Can anyone think of any substance or technique that would help my throat break down and expel this wretched piece of peel?
And can I ask a favour? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't tell me it's a "scratch", or stress, or acid reflux, or thyroid etc. Please answer as if my foreign body problem is REAL. Which it is!!! Any advice will be most gratefully received. Thank you.
PS. I'm female, age 57, British, not overweight, and in generally good health apart from this particular problem. I don't have dysphagia or any other underlying health issues.
Riverside Ca. U.s.
I have been trying hydrogen peroxide in various ways and found it works on colds very well. I also cured my jock itch I had for about 5 years and athletes foot I've had for 50 years. I think I just had my last cold. I also have geographic tongue and it helps a lot if I rinse with it on a regular basis. All the white rings disappear and the pain from eating certain foods is gone.
I started drinking H202 and put more in than I thought maybe 20 drops. It didn't affect me to much, but I noticed a lump in my throat, I have been diagnosed with nodules on my thyroid and thought that it might have been beneficial to eliminate these growths. I have read that H202 will shrink tumors.
Does anybody have information on what I might expect the results to be on these nodules if I start a regimen of increasing H202 drops every day?
Modesto, Ca/ Usa
San Fernando, Philippines
Louisville, Ky, Usa
I was recently diagnosed with polyps in the larynx after an endoscopy. Is there any remedy that can be taken fo this? thank you
I have had a problem with food getting stuck in my throat for many years, my sister has this also. It has worsened over the years. I was limited to what foods I would eat, especially if we were in a restaurant, staying with soups and salad for the most part. If food got stuck I would have to run to the bathroon, and spend 30 minutes sometimes trying to get up the small bits of food lodged in my throat. As I am 63 now and have been FREE of this for over 2 years by drinking Noni Juice! I have had some small distress with it from time to time, over these 2 years but nothing at all like it was . A steak dinner was a no no, tuna fish on toast, forget that, even chicken if it was a bit dry, was not a meal I could eat without a problem , just to name a few . I am so happy I found this site it has helped me so many times. I tell everyone about it.
It took about 3 months of drinking 2 to 3 oz. of Noni Juice every morning before I noticed it worked on my swallowing, I took it originally for normal aches and pains, energy boost, and hoped it would help stave off macular degeneration, which runs in our family. There is a great place to find Noni juice which is organic and does not contain "natural flavors" like some so called organic foods do, it is vitacost.com. It is the best pice I have found, under 10.00 for a 32 oz. bottle. I havent seen a post on this problem and thought it may help someone. Thank God for this site!
If you can't breath call 911. This is for when you can still breath but there is an annoying pill or vitamin or food stuff in throat.
If you get a vitamin stuck in your throat there is a way to dislodge it.
- Stick your finger in the exact same location of the throat where the vitamin is stuck. Apply Pressure to the spot with a single finger.
- At the same time place a large amount of water in mouth.
- Keep pressure on area of throat where vitamin is stuck, and then swallow the water in several gulps.
I've used this twice and it has popped the stuck vitamin from the pouch in my throat.
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Hello, I am writing because my elderly husband is having throat issues. Lately phelgm is getting stuck in his throat and sometimes it takes several days for it to loosen and be eliminated. Could you recommend anything for this? Thank you so much! Bonnie
Fountain Inn, Sc
Ten Mile ,tn
Fort Wayne In
Hello, I am writing because I hope I can find help for a strange thing that has been happening to me over the past year.
When I lie down to sleep I often get a strong itchiness sensation on the very back of the throat (looking at anatomical dictionaries, I would say behing the soft palate, on the pharynx or the palatine tonsils) that goes away only by coughing strongly. It is not a huge problem, but it often bothers my sleep.
I went to the doctor and he said that it could be either a dust-mite allergy, although it is strange that I don't get it in any other position (well, oddly enough now, while writing this post, I have it while sitting), or due to gastric reflux, which is also strange since I don't get any burning sensation. Before doing x-rays as he suggested to see if there actually is reflux, I wanted to hear comments and suggestions by the members of this wonderful forum and perhaps even from Ted, although I know he has much more searious things to treat. I would really like to avoid unnecessary xrays.
I am adding further information about my situation to give you better understanding.
Some years ago I sometimes had very strong pain on the chest, but after doing cardiograms twice (nothing unusual found) doctors said that it was probably due to a stress related gas buildup in the stomac, and that perhaps some bacterias (don't remember the name now) had grown too much. Fortunately soon after the visit the pain went away and I didn't do the further test to see if there were actually too many unfriendly bacteria. Recently I feel as if the pain on the chest is about to come back, but then I don't get anything other then a very light uncomfortable feeling.
Recently, but I believe actually after the itchiness started, I was doing some construction work and found some asbestos. Furtunately it wasn't dried up and crumbling, but sometimes I get this very strange thought that I might have a little fiber stuck on my tonsil which causes the itchiness.
Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, I very often have tonsil stones that I try to get rid of through gargling, but sometimes I feel as if something is still stuck in the tonsil and also on the soft palate or somewhere around there. Interestingly, just now after coughing to get rid of the itchiness that suddenly appeared while sitting, I got a little stone tonsil.