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Is this infection i have serious? is it even the infection? hello all, i am a 23 year old, caucasian male and about 2 months ago i went to the hospital because my chest had a burning, stinging pain and i was constantly clearing my throat. the doctor presc

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Those : Those are abnormal symptoms, and it is concerning that your symptoms keep re-occuring. Have you established with a primary care doctor? Please make an appointment and write down your symptoms and take it to your doctor. It is important that you keep seeing the same doctor until this is cleared up so that they can pursue testing. If you develop chest pain, shortness of breath, fever, or vomiting then you will need to be seen as an emergency.
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Chest pain: In your age group, providing that you do not have diabetes or congenital/acquired lung or cardiac disease, most likely GERD/LPR. Should respond to bland diet, no late meals, decreased caffeine intake, no alcohol, no smoking. no peppermints, head/tprso elevation at bedtime/ Take Prilosec 20mg twice a day for ten to fourteen days.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Likely not: Every person can have trouble like this that originates at the end of your swallow tube. That is located just in back of the heart. The swallow tube ends in a fold of tissue, not a flap valve & stomach acid can backwash & cause sores/pain/burning. Intake of caffeine, nicotine & chocolate can prevent tight closure of this site. Laying down after meals puts pressure on site to allow backwash.

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