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Might having acid reflux cause a dry throat?

Might having acid reflux cause a dry throat?

Dr Eval: It may irritate the throat. Please see your physician for help with your acid reflux. In the meantime gargling with aloe vera juice twice a day may help to soothe your discomfort. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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I suffer from sinus and acid reflux recently I found two lumps on each side under my jawline and I'm experiencing neck pains as well as a dry throat.

I suffer from sinus and acid reflux recently I found two lumps on each side under my jawline and I'm experiencing neck pains as well as a dry throat.

Neck mass: You need to see a doctor to assess all this, probably an ENT doctor would be best. The lumps under your neck could be lymph nodes reacting to a localized inflammation or infection. They also could be normal submandibular glands. You just need to be checked out. ...Read more

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I get acid reflux coming into my throat every single night & my throat & neck hurt & feels dry. How do I stop the acid?

I get acid reflux coming into my throat every single night & my throat & neck hurt & feels dry. How do I stop the acid?

Antacids, raise head: Try any of these medications from the drug store to help lower acid production in the stomach: Pepcid AC, Tagamet HB, Prevacid, Prilosec OTC, Zantac (ranitidine). It would also help to elevate your head when sleeping to allow gravity to keep stomach acid from moving up your esophagus (food pipe). You can do this by placing multiple pillows behind your head or placing small 2x4 blocks under legs of head of bed. ...Read more

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It feels like I have something stuck in the back left of my throat. The area feels dry. I also have extreme acid reflux. What is this?

It feels like I have something stuck in the back left of my throat. The area feels dry. I also have extreme acid reflux. What is this?

Severe GERD: Can be associated with a laringitis and a pharyngitis. Most probably you wake up at night during sleep with coughing and acid taste at your mouth. Avoid food like tomatoes or tomato sauce, acid fruits and juices, coffee, sodas, chocolate, alcohol, spicy and fatty food, broccoli etc. Avoid eating late a night specially large meals, try 6 smaller meals a day, loose weight, avoid tight cloths. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux, I am on Nexium (esomeprazole). When I feel my acid flare up, feel a tightness in my throat I get a dry cough quite often. Is this typical?

I have acid reflux, I am on Nexium (esomeprazole). When I feel my acid flare up, feel a tightness in my throat I get a dry cough quite often. Is this typical?

If progressive...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance pH testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more

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Could scalding your throat cause acid reflux?

Could scalding your throat cause acid reflux?

Usually not: Sometimes severe reflux disease cause throat pain however. ...Read more

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Feels like I have food in my throat. Acid reflux?

Feels like I have food in my throat. Acid reflux?

May be: It may be acid reflux.You can try over the counter omeprazole for at least 3to 5 days.
If no better consult your doctor ...Read more

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Acid reflux food coming up in my throat, what can I do?

Acid reflux food coming up in my throat, what can I do?

Need for evaluation: It would be prudent to see your doctor to assess the cause. In the meantime try reducing the amount you eat; if you are overweight - lose some weight; you may take over the counter ant-acids, especially at night. ...Read more

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Why does acid reflux cause globus sensation in throat?

Why does acid reflux cause globus sensation in throat?

Inflammation: Acid reflux can cause inflammation of tissues or irritation of the nerve endings in your upper airway/GI tract which can be perceived as a sensation of a lump in your throat. Sometimes depression or anxiety which are associated with pro-inflammatory states in your body can cause the same sensation. ...Read more

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I get a gurgle or crackling sound in throat. Acid reflux?

I get a gurgle or crackling sound in throat. Acid reflux?

Unlikely: Not likely. Reflux disease doesn't usually make a gurgling sound. Rather, there may be a problem in the esophagus. Have a doc check you out and see if you need a swallowing study vs teaching about your diet and chewing/swallowing practices. ...Read more

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Acid reflux feels like dagger in my throat, what do I do?

Treat it: Try otc Omeprazole 20-40 mg daily, avoid foods aggravating the condition, if not resolved then see an md. ...Read more

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Can excessive mucus in your throat be caused by acid reflux?

Can excessive mucus in your throat be caused by acid reflux?

Yes. Commonly.: Yes, common in our area is allergic rhinitis as well. If you are concerned talk it over with your doctor. This picture is worth of thousand words. It can drip down or come up pretty easily. ...Read more

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Acid reflux cause throat inflammation. What can I do to treat this?

Acid reflux cause throat inflammation. What can I do to treat this?

Diet v meds: Mild symptoms can be managed by avoiding acidic or spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol, not eating 3-4 hours before bed, and eating smaller meals. If these measures don't help then otc antacids such as ranitidine or omeprazole. If not better in 4 weeks see md. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the onset of acid reflux to be from a physical trauma to the throat?

Acid reflux: Throat trauma is not an expected cause for acid reflux symptoms but might make your symptoms of acid reflux more sever especially if this trauma was to your esophageal lining or more directly the exact nature of your throat trauma. If you had a recent esophageal endoscopy this can cause some trauma to your esophagus leaving your more vulnerable to acid and therefore increase reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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How to cure acid reflux naturally or medically to prevent future issues and how to let throat heal?

How to cure acid reflux naturally or medically to prevent future issues and how to let throat heal?

Acid Reflux: Greetings. It's good that you are approaching the reflux problem as you are. We often times seek out a quick cure but the acid actually causes a chronic irritation to the sensitive throat mucosal lining. Treatments include beginning a low acid diet, weight loss, avoid late meals, avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. An OTC antacid may help too. Finally a visit to your ENT doctor may be needed. ...Read more

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Wakeup nasues frequently assume from acid reflux. My meds help my throat from hurting what can I do for the nasuea?

Wakeup nasues frequently assume from acid reflux. My meds help my throat from hurting what can I do for the nasuea?

Preventive measures: I would make sure you are sleeping with a few pillows under your head, take omeprazole regularly for a period of month to let the stomach lining heal, avoid caffeine alcoholic beverages, spicy foods and aspirin or ibuprofen which can all irritate the stomach and add to your nausea. ...Read more

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Is it normal for acid reflux to be making me feel nauseous? It feels like my throat is getting all sick and gross.

Is it normal for acid reflux to be making me feel nauseous? It feels like my throat is getting all sick and gross.

Yes...: The fact that acid returns to your esophagus can stimulate your body response to nausea and possible vomiting. Avoid fatty and fried foods, sauces, alcohol, caffeine, mint, too much bread, citric juices which cause more symptoms. You make take over the counter antacids or meds for acid reflux like TUMS and Zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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If acid reflux is felt at the back of the throat, like something is stuck, how long does it take OTC previcid to work?

If acid reflux is felt at the back of the throat, like something is stuck, how long does it take OTC previcid to work?

Usually 1 week: It usually take a full week of therapy for the full benefit of the medication to be seen. It is possible that patients will get some relief within 24 to 48 hours. If no benefit is seen by 1 week, it is advisable to seek treatment by GI physician. You may need to have a scope performed to look for esophageal strictures. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more