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Constant burning in the food gulit and throat I had reflux a few days ago and now the burning won't go away I can't eat without it buring really bad?

Constant burning in the food gulit and throat I had reflux a few days ago and now the burning won't go away I can't eat without it buring really bad?

OTC meds: I would try some Prilosec (omeprazole) OTC twice a day for 1 week. I would also, in the meantime, set up an appointment with your Family Doctor, especially if you have never had reflux before. If you have risk factors for heart disease and the burning pain increases with exertion (not just eating) or if you have shortness of breath associated then you need to be seen today. ...Read more

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1/2 I find out that the burning in my throat is from spicy foods I find out caue I ate some spicy chips and my throat was burning is this true?

1/2 I find out that the burning in my throat is from spicy foods I find out caue I ate some spicy chips and my throat was burning is this true?

Spicy food/ reflux: Spicy foods can cause heartburn or reflux to worsen. One of the precautions we ask patients who have reflux/ heartburn to take is to limit or avoid spicy, fried or fatty foods among others. ...Read more

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I'm scared I my have cancer of the food gulit I on meds for reflux but not helping burning in chest and throat all the time no relief from it?

I'm scared I my have cancer of the food gulit I on meds for reflux but not helping burning in chest and throat all the time no relief from it?

See below: If appropriate doses of anti-reflux medication fails to help your symptoms, you should see your family doctor, who may obtain an endoscopic examination. ...Read more

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Why does my throat burn after havering fried food cold it be the oil just feels hot and scratchy what to do cold it be from the oil being to hot?

Why does my throat burn after havering fried food cold it be the oil just feels hot and scratchy what to do cold it be from the oil being to hot?

Food too hot: Do not eat fried food until it cools down for at least 10 minutes. Fried food retains a lot of heat and yes your throat is burning, for real! ...Read more

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Burning feeling in back of throat after drinking beer or eating spicy food?

Burning feeling in back of throat after drinking beer or eating spicy food?

Burning throat: Greetings. The burning may be due to reflux. If you suffer from heartburn or GERD, then tums or a medication like Zantac (ranitidine) may be of help. Pharyngitis coming from a virus could be the cause and Tylenol/Motrin could help. See your doctor for confirmation. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for acidic (and slightly spicy) foods to make my throat burn and hurt as I swallow them? I do not have reflux

Is it normal for acidic (and slightly spicy) foods to make my throat burn and hurt as I swallow them? I do not have reflux

Yes and no: Irritation in the throat still could happen even if you do not experience heart burn there is a big different between having reflux and experiencing heart burn you need to see your doctor to rule out any ulceration in the mouth or any breaking of the mucosa good luck ...Read more

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Eating chocolate, honey and other sweet foods immediatly burns my throat! Is the esophagus sensitive to sweet/strong foods? (can anxiety cause this?)

Eating chocolate, honey and other sweet foods immediatly burns my throat! Is the esophagus sensitive to sweet/strong foods? (can anxiety cause this?)

Throat burn: Throat burning with certain foods may be due to reflux of acid in the throat. You can have this without the typical reflux symptom of heartburn. Other symptoms of reflux into the throat are hoarseness, phlegm, cough, throat clearing, low grade sore throat, feelings of a lump in the throat... Stress and anxiety can exacerbate symptoms in the throat. ...Read more

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When I swollow my food I'm have chest pains also when I lay down I t feels like something stuck in my chest n throat! N cough tht burn chest n back?

When I swollow my food I'm have chest pains also when I lay down I t feels like something stuck in my chest n throat! N cough tht burn chest n back?

May be Reflux: Go see your doc. He needs to do an upper GI series to help him figure out if gerd is a problem. It can also reveal esophageal strictures or any hiatal hernias or stomach issues. Reflux can cause this too. ...Read more

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I have burning, tightness and pain in my throat when I swallow food drinking also makes it worse?

Inflammation: Sounds like your esophagus is inflamed, could be from severe reflux, yeast like candida or infection like herpes. It may warrant an endoscopy. ...Read more

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When I eat dry foods they are sticking in my throat. Also upper stomach burning that last for a day, then returns a few days later.?

Possible reflux: The dry mouth could be from dehydration.
This could also be exacerbated by reflux which is a common cause of the burning/indigestion you feel. Increase your hydration and try some over the counter products for acid (zantac, pepcid). If these do not help, see your doctor for more treatment options. But do note, that drinking or eating two hours before you go to bed can worsen reflux. ...Read more

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If I have certain foods that are oily or spicy my stomach burns and my throat I feel I have gastric but shall I do something? Throat hurts sometimes 2

If I have certain foods that are oily or spicy my stomach burns and my throat I feel I have gastric but shall I do something? Throat hurts sometimes 2

You may have GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux causes symptoms of burning in the throat. You may also have inflammation in the lining of the stomach. Do you take lots of advil, alleve or aspirin. These medications can be very irritating to the stomach. See your doctor. Avoid nsaids--advil, aleve, (naproxen) aspirin. Avpod alcohol until you determine what your exact diagnosis is. ...Read more

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Feeling nauseous, threw up and now feel like I have some food still stuck in throat. It also burns when I drink water or swallow.?

Feeling nauseous, threw up and now feel like I have some food still stuck in throat. It also burns when I drink water or swallow.?

Acid: When we vomit, stomach contents come up into regions that aren't prepared for them. This means that delicate tissues are exposed to acid & enzymes from which they have little to no protection. So, they get burned and irritated. It's normal for things to be sore for a few hours after. Try soothing medications like preparations of bismuth and return to eating slowly with bland foods at first. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with GERD. I get heart burns, sore throats and a lot of nausea but I'm not sensitive to acidic foods could it be a misdiagnosis?

I've been diagnosed with GERD. I get heart burns, sore throats and a lot of nausea but I'm not sensitive to acidic foods could it be a misdiagnosis?

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Acidic-FORMING foods once inside the body are not the same as what they appear to be before we eat them. Search for acidic-FORMING foods. ...Read more

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Chest is burning, throat feels cold, felt like food was stuck in throat, enlarged/white taste buds on the back of my tongue, my esophagus is tight..

Chest is burning, throat feels cold, felt like food was stuck in throat, enlarged/white taste buds on the back of my tongue, my esophagus is tight..

Chest, Throat Pain: Given the multiple areas of pain or discomfort, and the possible emergency concerns, you should see your md today or go right to the emergency room to rule out any heart or allergy ...Read more

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Hiccuped when swallowing food, now hurts n top right chest area, it's uncomfy 2 eat/drink, feel burn@bottom of throat, feel burp n throat, like it's stuck?

Hiccuped when swallowing food, now hurts n top right chest area, it's uncomfy 2 eat/drink, feel burn@bottom of throat, feel burp n throat, like it's stuck?

Lodged food: Yes seeing a doctor for this would be a good idea. You might hiccup because you have a problem in your esophagus. A test to look at your edophagus might help. You might experience this again. Evaluation of this problem will help you ...Read more

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Egd 6 months ago-normal except gastritis- under lots of stress at the moment last 3 weeks noticed food/liquid takes longer to go down throat- throat feels tight, burn sometimes, chest tight too. I'm 28?

Egd 6 months ago-normal except gastritis- under lots of stress at the moment last 3 weeks noticed food/liquid takes longer to go down throat- throat feels tight, burn sometimes, chest tight too. I'm 28?

Maybe anxiiety?: If your egd is normal your symptoms may be from another source or new GI problems have arisen in the interval. Anxiety patients can have symptoms in their GI tract called somatoform disorder. Check with your doctor for further diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to take for heart burn and acid reflux with no side effects? Mine is bad food coming up and chest and throat burning

OTC PPI: I would use an otc proton pump inhibitor such as prilosec. If these symptoms are frequent (more than once /week) see your doctor and consider getting scoped as it could be more serious (gastritis, esophagitis, even precancerous changes). ...Read more

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My throat burns when I swallow or burp alittle. I have acid reflex. And I feel like my food gets stuck. What do I dobit hurts and very uncomfotable.

My throat burns when I swallow or burp alittle. I have acid reflex. And I feel like my food gets stuck. What do I dobit hurts and very uncomfotable.

See MD & take a PPI: You could something serious going on with your esophagus. Buy some otc acid reducer like Prilosec otc and get referred to a gastroenterologist. They may need to perform an endoscopy on you because of your trouble swallowing complaint. ...Read more

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I think I have a soft palate canker sore in the back of my throat, its extremely painful and it hard to eat food and it burns when I drink fluids.?

Viral or bacterial: Common cause can be a break in the protective surface allowing normal mouth bacteria into the tissue. This is called aphthous ulcer.

Another common cause is viral. Normal cold sore virus is herpes simplex.

They hurt but should resolve in 7 to 10 days.

Other types of infection are possible and should be ruled out with a detailed personal lifestyle and medical history by a physician. ...Read more

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Neck stiffness with trouble turning head, throat pain, inability to feel food going down or burping, and burning forearm all on 1 side. Pinch nerve?

Neck stiffness with trouble turning head, throat pain, inability to feel food going down or burping, and burning forearm all on 1 side. Pinch nerve?

Neuropathy: You need to see a doctor, possibly a neurologist, ASAP. This is not an issue which can be solved over the internet. Please go and be evaluated before this becomes far worse. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have chronic acid reflux, just got over fever/nausea, throat burns as I swallow food/water, sulphur burps, food feels stuck. Remedies/meds don't work?

I have chronic acid reflux, just got over fever/nausea, throat burns as I swallow food/water, sulphur burps, food feels stuck. Remedies/meds don't work?

For now...: Try Prilosec otc, 1 pill 45 min before breakfast daily for 2 weeks. Chronic acid reflux should be thoroughly evaluated with an egd, upper endoscopy, to make sure you aren't damaging your esophagus. Chronic medications may be needed. See a GI doc for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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The right side of my throat hurts; when I swallow, move my tongue to the right, and burns when swallowing food. Doesn't hurt when I talk. Is it a cold?

Could be: You could have a virus causing this pain. If it is a virus or a cold it will improve in about a week. Smoking will increase the pain.
If you are not feeling better in 7 to 10 days you should see a dentist or your primary care for a evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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