Digestive Health

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Posted by: | 2017/09/01

Q.

Possible Irritation / Damage to Epiglottis From Forceful Vomiting

I have a history of GERD, ate spicy food, and threw up. The food particles were fairly solid, it felt like my epiglottis inverted, and I now have the sensation of irritation directly behind my vocal chords. I do not have much pain, but since I'm terrified of an infection and potential airway obstruction, I gargled with warm salt water, mouthwash, and sucked Strepsils. How would one know if one had caused damage as I've never felt it flap up loose like that before and I'm quite frightened? Would something like Cataflam help any swelling in the interim as it's night time and the only place open is the ER, but I don't want to panic if it can wait until the morning to see my GP?

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