What is a globus sensation, and what are possible causes of it?
Globus sensation refers to a feeling of something stuck in your throat. It is most commonly due to irritation of the voice box (larynx).
The voice box is a very sensitive organ. Once inflamed, the patient may suffer from globus sensation for a few weeks to months. Common causes are:
1. Postnasal drip from rhinitis (sensitive nose) or sinusitis (sinus infection)
2. Acid reflux from the stomach (laryngopharyngeal reflux)
Hope this helps and all the best!
Dr Gan Eng Cern
MBBS, MRCS, MMed, FAMS
38 Irrawaddy Road #08-45
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre