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A female asked:

I have acid reflux and woke up choking on stomach acid last night. i am still coughing this morning and my chest is soar should i see a doctor?

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Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
GERD: Often these symptoms are from Hydrochloric acid producing bacteria (H Pylori) that can cause reflux/acid stomach. First, eliminate acid foods, drinking alcohol, milk, spicy foods. You can trial with Zantac OTC or omeprazole 20 mg po q daily. If symptoms persist a blood test for H Pylori can be done and if positive usually an antibiotic/fungal regimen works.
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