What can I do when food is stuck in my esophagus (down near my chest)
I have a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis. It’s not clearly understood, and I may be allergic to yellow dye, which can inflame my esophagus and make food harder to travel. It’s happened twice in the past five years where I had to get an endoscopy. Today, it’s happening again but this time not as bad yet still uncomfortable.
I am able to swallow liquids and saliva without needing to regurgitate. I even swallowed a pill of Omeprazole, which is what the doc suggested I take whenever I have an “attack,” However, when I chug water I can feel this heartburn sensation for a couple seconds as the water feels like it gets clogged, but then goes down. So I know something is still in there. I’m afraid to try to eat anything because it might make things worse. Although I don’t know. . hence why I’m asking what I should do. I had veal parm sub. It seems like it was the veal that got stuck in there, since I regurgitated most of it already but like I said, still something there.
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