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A 53-year-old female asked:

Can a barium xray detect lpr and post nasal drip?

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Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
No: Barium x-rays may show some LPR but not post nasal drip. The best tests for LPR are esophageal acid probe/mannometry and/or nasopharyngoscopy to visualize the vocal cords and look for sings of acid irritation.

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Last updated Sep 5, 2014

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