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Difficulty Swallowing

Allergies and a Sore Throat

How Do Allergies Cause Sore Throat?

Allergies and a sore throat. When an allergen comes in contact with your throat or tonsils it can set off an irritable reaction that you fell as a sore throat. Common allergens that can do this are:

Heimlich Uses the Heimlich Maneuver

In 1974 Dr Henry Heimlich first described his technique for dislodging food from the windpipe of a choking person. This simple but elegant technique went on to be called The Heimlich Maneuver that is today responsible for saving countless thousands of lives every year. It is described for you here.

The Heimlich Maneuver first described in 1974

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis.

What is Myasthenia Gravis?

Myasthenia Gravis is described as a chronic neuromuscular disease belonging to the category of diseases known as Autoimmune Disease. This is where your immune system fails to recognise your own healthy tissue as non-hostile and sets up an immune response to your healthy tissue. Why this happens nobody knows.