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A 20-year-old male asked:

Best way to heal throat from possible acid reflux damage?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
If progressive...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. Treatment starts with acid suppression using the same drugs to fix GERD.

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