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Port Neches, TX
A 38-year-old male asked:

Ent thinks i got lpr. nurse practitioner at ent office says take 2 otc nexium (esomeprazole) 20 mg a day while my regular doc says just 1 then take 1 pepcid whotrust?

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Dr. James Kallman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
LPR not GERD: LPR is irritation of the larynx from reflux of stomach enzymes or acid. Many patients do not experience heartburn. In our practice we recommend a 1 month trial of TWICE A DAY PPI prior to meals (Nexium, Prilosec) for LPR (usual dose for GERD is once a day). If symptoms improve, may extend for 2 more months, then wean.
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