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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can you have gerd & laryngopharyngeal reflux at the same time? i get heartburn & indigestion after spicy foods, but i also feel as though i have a lump of mucus in my throat & i get a dry cough as well.....

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjhanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
GERD: Avoid spicy foods, add a probiotic to your diet and try a course of antacids and proton pump inhibitors (ppi). If the symptoms continue please consult your physician. Both can occur at the same time.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
REFLUX: Best to discuss this with your ENT who knows your medical history. If you are uncomfortable with your Dr. consult with another for a second opinion. "The root cause of laryngopharyngeal reflux is often gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. This disease occurs in both adults and children. Irritating acidic juices back up from the stomach into the esophagus and throat."
Last updated Dec 31, 2020

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