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A 38-year-old male asked:

Have been diagnosed with gerd, the possible silent reflux kind, where acid comes all the way back up. not as much heartburn but more clearing and irritated throat. also have chronic sinus nasal and ear irritation. could the acid cause that?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Maybe.: Reflux can irritate the whole esophagus and can causes sore throat which can lead to a feeling of ear pain (the nerve goes past the ear.) See if GERD meds help. Get rid of fragrances and aerosols as theses also cause nose and throat irritation. See this link on laryngoesophageal reflux: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15024-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-lpr

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