How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 32218
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
18722459
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

My food feels like it is stuck in my throat. I just ate a salad

Resolved Question:

My food feels like it is stuck in my throat. I just ate a salad with half a boiled egg and mini potatoes. My diet has changed in the past two weeks and I am eating clean. I used to suffer from severe heartburn but it has dramatically gone down after changing eating habits.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--can you tell me more about exactly what's happening?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Just feels like its stuck at bottom of throat. Drank water but no relief. Trying to burp finding it hard
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Is this just now happening Zack?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yep
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
So the water went down fine? No gagging or choking?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Nope
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Well since this is the first time it really shouldn't be anything serious like an esophageal stricture. It's probably more of a reflux problem and you've got some irritation in the throat and upper esophagus. You might try an antacid or something like Zantac for today but I don't think the feeling will last all that long. If by chance it's still bothering you tomorrow, have a doctor take a look at your throat
Dr. Chip and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you