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A 37-year-old male asked:

reflux diagnosed,i feel full throat and indigesting..shell i start anti acit? some says its bad,some say use viniger? what shell i do?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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No vinegar!: This will only worsen the problem. Use an antacid, and if you can find one such as Gaviscon which has an ingredient that helps the antacid to stay at the top of the liquid so as to protect the uppermost part of your esophagus. Sleep on several pillows always, and avoid eating or drinking ANYTHING acidic, spicy, hot, or alcoholic. If persistent, see your gastroenterologist. Good luck!
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
GERD, IBS: I understand your concern Thank you for informing about abdominal discomfort, IBS and endoscopy. For managing Reflux (GERD): Avoid cigarette smoking, alcohol ,chocolate, coffee, peppermint, fried or fatty foods. Eat meals at least 2 to 3 hours before bed time. Antacid provide temporary relief. See Gastro-entomologist for Diagnosis of IBS. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress causing Reflux.

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How can reflux affect my throat?

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Multiple ways : Stomach juice in the throat can lead to irritation and inflammation. This in turn can cause a variety of symptoms from excessive mucous (the feeling of post nasal drip) to hoarseness, throat clearing, feeling of a lump in the throat, swallowing difficulty, pain and even in rare cases - cancer. It is important to be treated. Throat reflux is harder to treat than heartburn requiring changes in diet.
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A 34-year-old male asked:

Reflux acid can make feel something stuck in the throat?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Possible: An estimated 20 - 60% of patients with gerd have symptoms in throat (hoarseness, sore throat) without any significant heartburn. A failure to diagnose and treat gerd may lead to persistent throat conditions, such as chronic laryngitis, hoarseness, difficulty speaking, sore throat, dry cough, constant throat clearing, and granulomas (soft, pink bumps) on the vocal cords.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

When I lie down, I sometimes get a prickly feeling in my throat, maybe from postnasal drip or reflux (no known reflux though). Do I need to see a doc?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Only symptom?: Only symptoms prickly feeling? Depends on associated symptoms or duration and if getting worse. If you are concerned, an evaluation by an ENT doc a good idea.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

I constantly feel like I have something stuck in my throat. Dont think it is reflux. What could it be?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Just a thought: POST NASAL DRIP (from allergies) can produce these symptoms.....get it checked out but in the meantime a trial of an over the counter ANTIHISTAMINE might be helpful! Dr Z

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