Why Do I Have Sharp Pain In My Ear When Swallowing?

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Alternative Names

Dysphagia; Impaired swallowing


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Eat slowly, and chew food thoroughly. If a person suddenly shows signs of choking and difficulty breathing, food could be blocking the main airway (trachea). The Heimlich maneuver should be performed immediately.

You may have an easier time swallowing liquids or pureed foods than solids. Avoid very cold or very hot foods if you notice that they worsen the problem.


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