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Burning in throat & feels like something is there when I swallow & bitter taste in mouth. Has lasted for 4 days. Can acid reflux to last this long? N

Burning in throat & feels like something is there when I swallow & bitter taste in mouth. Has lasted for 4 days. Can acid reflux to last this long? N

Maybe, but...: Could also be some other cause for the symptoms. One's doctor can check. Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Discomfort in throat causing sneezing especially after eating chocolate, bitter taste in mouth, and frequent need to clear throat /acid reflux or not?

Discomfort in throat causing sneezing especially after eating chocolate, bitter taste in mouth, and frequent need to clear throat /acid reflux or not?

Acid reflux: If you are having acid reflux your doctor can order tests to see how often. A ph probe is placed and studied for24 hours. You can try over the counter medication. Ask your pharmacist. Try to stop caffeine and write down what makes it worse. ...Read more

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For 2 days feels like there's a lump in throat & it burns.Burping & sometime bitter taste in mouth. Antacids don't help-can acid reflux last this long?

For 2 days feels like there's a lump in throat & it burns.Burping & sometime bitter taste in mouth. Antacids don't help-can acid reflux last this long?

Possible LERD: 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) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. May however not be reflux so please get yourself checked. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause throat, neck pain and ear ache? I notice I feel this when my stomach is upset & when i feel sour / bitter taste on tongue. Help!

Can acid reflux cause throat, neck pain and ear ache? I notice I feel this when my stomach is upset & when i feel sour / bitter taste on tongue. Help!

Yes it can!: As the acidic contents of your stomach rises to the back of your throat it can irritate those areas. Also, your brain "refers" pain from the back of your throat to your ears. That's the reason. ...Read more

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I have an awful taste in my mouth and feels like something is stuck in my throat. Could it be acid reflux?

I have an awful taste in my mouth and feels like something is stuck in my throat. Could it be acid reflux?

Reflux or Impaction: It is possible that it is acid reflux. It is also possible that you have some food impacted in your esophagus. If there is something impacted in your throat you may be at risk for perforating your esophagus and that can be a severe condition. Many other things, including a cold, can cause a bad taste and sore throat. I would recommend that you be evaluated by a medical professional . ...Read more

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Any reason not to try Protonix (pantoprazole) 40 in am and Ranatidine 150 before bedtime? Have sour taste in mouth overnight and appears to be due to acid reflux.

Any reason not to try Protonix (pantoprazole) 40 in am and Ranatidine 150 before bedtime? Have sour taste in mouth overnight and appears to be due to acid reflux.

R/O GERD: GERD SX can be vague NAUSEA/BLOATING /HEART BURN. Or Severe PAIN//REFLUX/LARYNGITS/COUGH You need a history and physical. Labs including Hpylori Ab Ig G and M. Stool for hpylori x 3. I usually start with Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg THEN PPI PROTONIX/NEXIUM.. If symptoms have been longer than 8-10 weeks an endoscopy is warranted, while work up is in progress , start GF diet . GUTBLISS.COM /WHOLEAPPROACH.COM ...Read more

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Can a ulcer and acid reflux cause a metallic taste in mouth?

Possibly: if you have both of these problems, you should be seeking treatment as the combination could have dire consequences. ...Read more

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If I have a lingering bad taste in my mouth due to acid reflux how can I treat it other than basic dental hygiene?

Treat cause: The first step would be to see if something can be done to control acid reflux in the first place. It can have damaging effects on your teeth over time and is quite uncomfortable as you know. A physician can offer a prescription if it a chronic problem. For dealing with the taste, try a string over the counter mouth wash, or perhaps salt water. Brushing alone won't do it. ...Read more

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I have a constant metallic taste in my mouth and feel sick. I also find that I am belching a lot. I don't have any heartburn or acid reflux symptoms?

I have a constant metallic taste in my mouth and feel sick. I also find that I am belching a lot. I don't have any heartburn or acid reflux symptoms?

See MD: You do have symptoms of gerd , acid reflex. This can be harmful to mouth but worse your esophagus. Barrett's disorder. Other intestinal problems may be causing you to feel sick. Your physician should examine you, diagnose the problem then treat or refer to specialist. ...Read more

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Can little dust cause chest tightness? The weather was cold though & I feel sour taste in my mouth.Acid reflux causes it? How to relieve symptoms?

Can little dust cause chest tightness? The weather was cold though & I feel sour taste in my mouth.Acid reflux causes it? How to relieve symptoms?

Maybe two things: Dust can cause chest tightness in someone with asthma. Cold can also trigger asthma. The sour taste may indicate reflux all the way to the mouth. Reflux also can cause chest pain or pain between the shoulder blades. Reflux can trigger asthma symptoms. First get help from a doc separating the issues. For reflux start an antacid and avoid heavy greasy food and late dinner. There are surgical options ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


Dr. Warren Foster
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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