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Itchy chest and throat acid reflux?

Itchy chest and throat acid reflux?

Reflux: I'm not sure how the two would be related. For the reflux, though, try raising the head of your bed about 4 inches to keep acid in your stomach when you sleep. Feel better! ...Read more

Dr. John Goldman
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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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Acid reflux sore throat cause fever?

Acid reflux sore throat cause fever?

Fever and reflux : Fever is not a common symptom seen with reflux or laryngeal pharyngeal reflex however, it is possible i would suggest an evaluation by an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Causes for acid reflux sore throat?

Causes for acid reflux sore throat?

Acid reflux: Many causes, including large meals, eating prior to going to bed, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, spicy foods. Talk to your doctor about your specific symptoms to be sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause strep throat?

No: Reflux can be bad enough to irritate tonsils and the back of your throat.However, that is basically the same as an acid burn if you spilled it on your skin.Strep throat is caused when the strep germ invades the throat and eats away at the tissue causing injury through infection. Reflux should never cause systemic fever. If you are having trouble telling them apart a strep test can help decide. ...Read more

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Burning in back throat. Sore when swallow. Bloated feeling. Post nasal drip or acid reflux??

Burning in back throat. Sore when swallow. Bloated feeling. Post nasal drip or acid reflux??

Or both: But most probably reflux, given the constellation of symptoms, anyways you need to see your doctor, meanwhile you can try OTC reflux medication like omeprazole 20 mg once a day for a week or two only, read the labels carefully though. Besides that, reflux precautions as avoiding caffiene as much as you can, fried foods, excess carbonated beverages, raising pillows lose weight, good luck ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Stomach contents: Reflux refers to the acid, fluid and sometimes partially digested food in the stomach traveling back up the esophagus. This is irritating and can be treated with elevation of the upper body (not sleeping flat), not eating late in the day or too much at once, and medications like Omeprazole (which is otc) drinking alcohol, eating spicy or acid foods may bother you as well. ...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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Treatment for acid reflux throat pain?

Treatment for acid reflux throat pain?

LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux, or lpr, is typically treated with proton pump inhibitors to reduce the acid in your stomach. I have people raise the head of your bed about 4-5 inches to get your throat above your stomach while you sleep. Feel better. ...Read more

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What distinguishes acid reflux from laryngopharyngeal reflux?

Keep it simple here: Lpr is acid reflux from stomach that reaches your throat. There it may cause symptoms in that area like hoarseness, cough, sensation of something stuck there, throat clearing tendency. ...Read more

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Is constant choking feeling acid reflux?

Reflux: Gastric reflux can result in the sensation of choking or shortness of breath or the sensation of "heart burn" if it is continuous it may be more severe. Life style changes like stopping smoking, stopping alcohol, stopping caffeine may help. I would suggest seeing your physician, you may need to have an egd - a scope to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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Stomach making a noise -have acid reflux?

Stomach making a noise -have acid reflux?

GERD: It may represent irritability. Anticholinergics can slow down the movements and h2 blockers can reduce the acid. ...Read more

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Does fermented food leads to acid reflux and sore throat?

Does fermented food leads to acid reflux and sore throat?

No: Acid reflux is physiologic. In other words, it's normal. However, it becomes pathologic when it bothers you. Fermented food doesn't cause acid reflux any more than non-fermented food. However, "bad" acid reflux allows acid to get high enough back up esophagus to cause sore throat. Antacids (calcium carbonate), H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors help. Stay upright after small meals. ...Read more

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Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using an h1 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If it does not, follow up with your pcp. ...Read more

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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

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Can acid reflux make your vocal cords swell?

Depends: It depends on the severity of your reflux. If an ENT doctor is telling you that have this finding, you should seek evaluation from a gastroenterologist to determine if you truly have acid reflux. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Acid reflux: the lower part of the esophagus has a sphincter that prevent the content of the stomach to go back up to it; when this sphincter does not work properly acid reflux occur. Greasy food, coffee, tomatoes, soft drinks, spicy food may cause acid reflux, the symptoms may include burning chest pain, cough specially at night, regurgitation etc... ...Read more

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Could gastric reflux be causing my throat tightness?

Could gastric reflux be causing my throat tightness?

Yes: I don't know your details. The answer is that your throat has no acid protection system. If stomach acid is allowed to reflux then it could burn your throat tissue. If this is recurrent you need checked. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause bad breath?

Can acid reflux cause bad breath?

Yes: Gastric reflux can be quite damaging. Please be evaluated by a Gastroenterologist. And how long has it been since your last Dental check-up. Thermal be other coincidental reasons for your halitosis in addition to gastric reflux. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux but the strange thing is when I’m laying down my throat tightness goes away, but when I’m standing it comes back. ?

I have acid reflux but the strange thing is when I’m laying down my throat tightness goes away, but when I’m standing it comes back. ?

Rx TLESR: LES incompetence is found in only a minority of patients, and transient LES relaxations (TLESR), primarily in the upright position, are currently recognized as the main pathophysiological abnormality in gastroesophageal reflux disease, Later explains this patient symptoms in upright position vs supine. GERD with mild erosive disease could potentially benefit from anti TLESR therapy early. ...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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I feel like I have a lump in my throat like my muscles in my throat are tight right under my Adams apple idk what it could be I do have acid reflux?

I feel like I have a lump in my throat like my muscles in my throat are tight right under my Adams apple idk what it could be I do have acid reflux?

GERD: I agree that your symptoms are consistent with reflux of acid from the stomach. There are many meds now available to decrease acid production in the stomach. Most common cause of sore throats in young adults is not infection but GERD. ...Read more

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Throat tight several days. Acid reflux mostly in the morning but some in day. No pain. Hard to swallow. White tongue. Lite sneeze . What? How to stop?

Infection: These signs are indicative of an infection to your throat , ( may be a strip infection) in compilation with sinus and or tonsils infection, you need to see a doctor for treatment asap before it gets much worse.. ...Read more

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The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

Check for sinusitis: Swollen glands in the neck are generally the result of chronic sinus drainage or other head and neck inflamation especially in young otherwise healthy individuals. You should seek the attention of a medical doctor to better assess the situation or an ENT doctor. ...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 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 acid reflux cause strep throat?

No: Reflux can be bad enough to irritate tonsils and the back of your throat.However, that is basically the same as an acid burn if you spilled it on your skin.Strep throat is caused when the strep germ invades the throat and eats away at the tissue causing injury through infection. Reflux should never cause systemic fever. If you are having trouble telling them apart a strep test can help decide. ...Read more

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Itchy chest and throat acid reflux?

Reflux: I'm not sure how the two would be related. For the reflux, though, try raising the head of your bed about 4 inches to keep acid in your stomach when you sleep. Feel better! ...Read more

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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

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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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I feel too much acid reflux. heating sensation and acid coming back to my throat most of the times.

I feel too much acid reflux. heating sensation  and acid coming back to my throat most of the times.

GERD: You want to see a gastroenterologist if this is causing you much trouble, meanwhile, reflux precautions can help: reduce weight, avoid caffeinated beverages, overconsumption of fat, raise the head of the bed or use double pillows, drink plain water often, good luck ...Read more

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Tiny black chunks are coming up my throat ? I have acid reflux/lpr but I've never expierence this before

Tiny black chunks are coming up my throat ? I have acid reflux/lpr but I've never expierence this before

Yeah, that's bad.: It is called "Coffee Grounds" and is what the appearance of blood after being digested by the stomach. It is bleeding with reflux and needs attention. ...Read more

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Back throat been feeling weird. Clearing throat often. Acid reflux or what is it? Of that how to heal or prevent it getting worse

Back throat been feeling weird. Clearing throat often. Acid reflux or what is it? Of that how to heal or prevent it getting worse

Globus sensation: Globus (lump) sensation may have multiple etiologies such as rhinitis with post nasal drip (allergic, vasomotor, infectious), laryngopharyngeal reflux (acid/pepsin/bile) into throat, cryptic tonsillar debris, and various tumors (less common). Monitor diet, consider trial of OTC acid medication and/or allergy medication. Follow up with ENT for evaluation with persistent symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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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


Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more