My epiglottis is sticking out of my throat and I'm

Patient

Q: My epiglottis is sticking out of my throat and I'm having trouble breathing I went to the doctor they said it's just my allergies but I know it's not and I have a lump on my neck.

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com

I understand your concern.
Yes, allergies mostly cause this lumpy feeling in the throat. But a bacterial infection also needs to be ruled out. If it does not resolve on taking levocetirizine, then an antibiotic course will be required. So, I will recommend you visit your physician and get a prescription for Augmentin 625 mg twice daily for 5-7 days, depending on the severity.

Hope this was helpful,
Regards

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