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Esophagitis

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 15 years experience
Inflammation: in the esophagus (swallowing pipe) - usually due to acid reflux but can be caused by other things. It makes your chest hurt especially with swallowing... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Typically medication: Esophagitis is typically treated with medications. This may include medications such as Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) called h2 blockers. Sometimes st... Read More
Dr. Shawn Khodadadian
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Esophagitis: Treatment consists of antacids Treatments depend on the cause and can include medications and surgery. In some cases, lifestyle changes also may help.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Esophagitis: There are 4 grades of esophagitis, grade c is defined as: grade c mucosal breaks continuous between > 2 mucosal folds, but involving less than 75% of... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Try acid blockers: Most esophagitis will likely reflect injury from reflux of stomach contents (gerd) and should typically respond to acid blocker medicines. If you cho... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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YES.: If the conditions that caused esophagitis reoccur, so also could the esophagitis. I note that you're taking omeptrazole. Don't discontinue it withou... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Endoscopy: Though there are features seen in a ct scan and barium swallow which are suggestive of esophagitis, the only (and best way) to definitively make the d... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Esophagitis cures: There is alot you can do for acid reflux: lose weight, no tea or coffee, no eating 3hr. Before bedtime, decrease fat intake, raise the head of your be... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Damage: The esophagus is damaged which can lead to scar tissue forming. This can cause difficulty swallowing. Also, ongoing damage to the esophagus is thought... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Many: Esophagitis can lead to ulcers with pain and bleeding, strictures which can result in serious swallowing problems and lead to an increased risk of can... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Fight the Fire: Esophagitis is a symptom of another problem, therefore, the sources must be treated to effectively alleviate the pain. Most cases require an acid sup... Read More