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Acid Reflux Mouth Sores
For the last couple of days I've woken up with a burning sensation in tongue and two small mouth sores. What can it be? Acid reflux?
A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more
60-year-old male w/acid reflux, no prescription for it. I still eat spicy foods. Have sores on tongue that blister. Any OTC treatment for pain/healing?
Prilosec for acid: A proton pump inhibitor such as Prilosec or Prevacid (both available without rx) will help with the acid reflux (as would histamine blockers such as zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid). Antacids such as maalox or mylanta will help to buffer acid as well. For the sores on the tongue glyoxide or orabase or oragel may help to heal. ...Read more
I have a dry horse cough, sores that won't heal, pain in breast, acid reflux badly, hard time swallowing head aches. What could this be?
Yes but we need data: We will need more data because dryness can occur for other reasons. Since you have an autoimmune disease Hashimotos, there are other autoimmune diseases that can be present with Hashimotos and cause dryness like Sjogren's syndrome. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
I have randomly been having blood appear in my mouth not a lot but enough...I also have acid reflux but didn't feel anything. Can acid reflux be silent?
Blood: Most common cause of blood in the mouth is periodontal disease, but there are many other causes. Acid reflux can be irritating, but it can also be quite dangerous. Suggest seeing your Dentist, referral to a Periodontist may be in order. Suggest seeing your Physician, referral to a Gastroenterologist may be in order. The bleeding is telling you not to put this off. ...Read more
I m 21 I have been experiencing acid reflux and pain in left side of abdomen for past 10 days, whatever I eat comes out through mouth in small amounts?
Esophagus: It sounds like your esophagus is very irritated. See your doctor. ...Read more
Help I keep burping and air is releasing through my mouth making a little puff sound. Does this sound like acid reflux?
Get checked out!: You are assuming you have reflux. Our brain can't tell the difference in painful signals from heart, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts of liver, or gallbladder. So your belching could be reflux, ulcer, gastritis, gallstones, slow stomach emptying. A good dr will ask questions like what brings it on, makes it worse/better, how long it lasts, associated problems. See dr! ...Read more
Can acid reflux cause dry mouth? Not a mouth breather, and use a humidified cpap, with chin strap. I'm not taking any new meds.
CPAP machine frequently cause dry mouths. Talk with your CPAP vendor about this and they may be able to find a different mask for you.
Acid reflusx is common in sleep apnea patients. Talk toyour doctor about the best teatment for this. Weight loss will help both your acid reflux and your sleep apnea. ...Read more
What can I do at night to protect my teeth from further acid erosion from acid reflux? I am a mouth breather, and I know that makes it worst.
Talk to dentist:
1) sleep slightly elevated.
2) get soft, dentist-made mouthguards (upper & lower) that covers the whole tooth surface
3) rinse your mouth, prior to placing your mouthguard, with luke warm water with 1 tsp baking soda mixed in.
4) fill your guard with mi paste (non-fluoride) so long as you do not have a milk/dairy allergy
4) do not drink pop, avoid citrus, etc (acidy foods). ...Read more
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
Possibly: If you have both of these problems, you should be seeking treatment as the combination could have dire consequences. ...Read more
I think I think I have acid reflux but I don't know sometimes I have to make my self burp in my mouth is watery. Is this it?
Burping®ugitation: Burping and regurgitation are symptoms suggestive of acid reflux.You can try over the counter omeprazole/brand name Prilosec and if you get symptom relieif it is reflux disease. You may consult your physician if you want to follow up on that and want to know how long to take the meds or you need something else if not better. ...Read more
My acid reflux is getting worse, I always feel sick and bring acid up in my mouth daily. Should I see a doctor? And can acid reflux be reversed?
Yes and yes: This is serious. You should see a Gastroenterologist ASAP. ...Read more
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
It's troubling breathing through my mouth and I feel stomach palpitations, is it acid reflux? How can I fix this?
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
Can acid reflux cause white toungue and the roof of mouth to be sore (almost like its going away) and under the toungue to be inflamed?
I have a hard time swallowing. Doctor thinks it is acid reflux. But it get worst with spicy foods like my back of my mouth is swollen.?
I have a burning sensation between my the roof of my mouth near the nasal cavities near the back of my mouth. Could it be my acid reflux?
Oral exam needed: It is possible, but since there are many other causes for burning sensations, the best thing for yountondo is to have an oral examination. The will be able to if no the cause and teatment. ...Read more
Can acid reflux cuz dry mouth at night? I get to point where I can't swallow which is scary n have to drink heaps n causes anxiety attacks
Could be: And then again could be due to some others medications being taken or some other underlying condition. If no other meds consider a visit to your physician and then your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
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?
My teeth are eroding because my acid backs up in my mouth while asleep. Can acid reflux be controlled from damaging teeth? What can I do to halt this?
I understand your concern.
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Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation ...Read more
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
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