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Q: Why does it feel like popcorn is stuck in my throat?

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The feeling of having something, like a popcorn kernel, stuck in your throat is called globus pharyngeus. It’s usually due to irritation or inflammation at the top of the throat. Tiny bits of food may be causing the irritation. Other causes include allergies, infections, or tonsil stones. See your doctor if it persists.

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