A 26-year-old female asked:
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I threw up and the back of my throat is burning. Why?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe the acid: Stomache content can be quite acidic which can cause some burning. The acid in your stomache has the ability to melt nails(metal)! it is likely that during the episode, the force of vomitting may have cause some minor tearing/abrasion on the back of your throat and the acid caused some burning. Tums/maalox may help sooth it. If worsens, call your doc. Good luck.
Answered on Feb 23, 2017
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