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Throat swelling/tightening/pain

I've had anaphylactic reactions to medications since I was 8 years old. My lips, tongue, throat, hands and feet get swollen, and/or I break out in hives. Recently, though, the only thing that reacts to a new medicine is my throat. I have a hard time swallowing, and I get horrific esophageal spasms which feel real tight and painful in my chest.

Has this happened to anyone here? Do you just get swelling in your throat as a reaction to a new med?

I'm on an antibiotic that I can't stop taking for another 10 days, so I have to try to live thru this. I'm taking Benadryl and prednisone to keep my throat open until then. I'm just curious if I'm truly in danger of my throat closing, or if this is just a minor reaction to the med.

Thanks!
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I too experienced the tight throat feeling for months.  Dr. ran alot of different tests and I found I had erosive esophagitus and acid reflux (from ulcers).  I never had stomach pain, and very minimal heartburn.  Was put on 2 different meds and in 8 months it was cleared up, tightness went away totally.  Every now & then I get the tightness, lump feeling in my throat.  Dr. says it is anxiety related and also sinus drainage (which I have a major problem).  Maybe next time you go to Dr. mention these problems and perhaps you can be tested.  Good luck
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Do not worry. Since you are already taking this antibiotic with no apparent reaction currently, there is really no chance that you will get an anaphylactic reaction.
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