If the swallowing is normal these symptoms do not usually suggest a serious underlying cause. The sensation however can be very irritating. Examination and investigations are aimed at excluding the rare cases where there is an important primary pathology. Reflux is commonly associated with these symptoms (see heartburn above)


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The Harley Street ENT Clinic has agreed contractual rates with most health insurance companies such as United Healthcare Global, Aviva, Allianz Worldwide Care, Bupa, CIGNA, Simplyhealth, Standard Life (PruHealth), Aetna International and WPA amongst others.

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