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i've had a soar throat for 4 months and it was recently diagnosed as gerd. i've been taking pantoprazole for 1 week but have had no improvements. how long does it take for the lump on my throat to go away?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Globus sensation: Greetings. The lump feeling in your throat is often referred to as a globus sensation. This is usually caused by either acid or a chemical located in our stomach called "pepcin" that helps us digest the protein in our food. If these chemical reflux into the throat we sense a "lump" like feeling. It often takes weeks maybe months to fully resolve. A low acid diet often helps speed resolution too.

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Last updated May 10, 2018

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