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what are the treatments for healing a burnt esophagus ?

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Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
Burned Esophagus: It depends what burned it... Your own stomach acid is quite different than lye ingestion. Assuming it's from your own acid (gerd) you could take Prilosec otc but i would also consult with your doctor... Sometimes it's a treatable infection (h. Pylori) or a more serious issue that needs attention from a GI physician.
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
Rest and time: Not sure exactly what you mean by burnt, but the only burn an esophagus can suffer is a caustic injury. This can be life threatening and require serious surgery and rehab. If the burn is not full thickness then some rest and nutrition and time are needed.

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