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Can Acid Reflux Cause Ear Pain
Can acid reflux causes you ear pain, sensitive to noise, balance problems, heartburn, difficulty breathing&upper middle stomach pain? What to do?
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
Can acid reflux cause neck and ear pain one just one side? Been having a burning sensation in my right side of neck and ear and sometimes chest.
I have bruxism pretty bad. Ear pain sore gums etc. Can bruxism cause acid reflux? Will my mouth gard help my symptoms soon?
Hi I have acid reflux and gastritis but recently when I eat, I get headaches, dizzy and mild nausea with right ear pain. What could this be!?
Site of reflux: It depends where the side of the reflux irritates. If it irritates the throat near the sea eustachian tube. Then you could get pain and some of these other areas. It is not uncommon for throat pain to also causing ear pain. If the reflux irritate you station to you could have middle ear involvement that could cause your dizziness. ...Read more
No: The ear is not connected to the GI tract. ...Read more
I've been on gabupentin for a week for nerve pain in my ear - I'm now suffering with terrible acid reflux and pain when I eat? Cause feel awful.
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
Can acid reflux cause tingling /heat feeling in the head? And dizziness? + a little weight loss? If no what could it be?
Re-evaluate: Tingling, heat, and dizziness are all possible symptoms of low blood sugar and low blood pressure. Aldactone (spironolactone) that you are using as an anti-andorgen could be contributing to these symptoms. Eating 6 equal small meals, staying hydrated, movement through the day, and a good night sleep might help. ...Read more
I had a cold and my throat keeps hurting off and on all day but can get worse at night and in the mornings with earache. Acid reflux or cold?
Ear pain concerning: If you are congested, you may breathe through your mouth at night which makes sore throat worse. Although acid reflux can lead to some similar symptoms, it does not usually cause ear pain in this way. Recommend you see your doc so that an exam can be performed; treatment may be recommended, and the sooner the better. ...Read more
Easy to Fix it:
Take a good antacid for a few days. This should make the pain from acidity go away. If the pain persists, then it is not related to acid reflux. In that case you should go see a ENT doctor.
As for antacids, you might have a favorite but I can suggest that you take either Pepcid (Famotidine) or Prilosec. Take it daily for one week. The acid reflux-pain goes away within 24 hours. ...Read more
Could there be a connection between acid reflux and intermittent feeling of fullness in the ears with dull hearing? Could taking lansoprazole help?
No: There is no connection and that med will not help. ...Read more
Ache under & behind ear. Ear stuffy. Have rhinitis, anxiety, acid reflux (only giving you history.) anyways, any idea about the ache?
Throat on fire, ears hurts when swollening... I have history of throat acid reflux.... Pain unbearable. Had it for three days..
Acid reflux: The common risk factors are eating large meals or lying down right after a meal, being overweight or obese, smoking, citrus fruits, and drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea. Treatment includes avoiding trigger factors, not eating at least 2 to 3 hours before lying down. losing weight and taking antireflux medications. ...Read more
Could I have bacteria? It started with anfood allergy I have clogged ears, sinusitis, acid reflux and polyuria
CELIAC VS ALLERGIES: Celiac vs Food Allergies is sometimes difficult to distinguish. True gluten allergy with Celiac antibodies is less common. You may have a leaky Gut. You need full exam and lab testing especially TFTS/VITD/Celiac Panel/HPYLORI. Stool samples x 3. While waiting start a gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com and rotate your food. Food allergy testing. A food diary and elimination may help ...Read more
Hi, feeling little ache from coughing (cold) & burping (acid reflux /anxiety) under my chin near jaw / right ear. Any idea what it is?
Throat: I suspect that you have a viral upper respiratory tract infection and the pharynx is involved giving you discomfort near your chin with referred pain to your ear. IT'S also possible that there is associated middle ear infection, however. Try gargling with warm salt water, take a cough syrup like robitussinDm as needed. If ear pain worsens, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Hi. Lower part of neck, behind ear on right side, it's been aching off & on as I burp. Have acid reflux, stress & anxiety. Had sinus issue. Idea?
Post ear ache: May be mastoiditis which is like sinusitis (it s in the bone behind the ear). May need antibiotics and also treatment of GERD/ reflux. Would also check if you have GERD for H pylori a bacteria that can complicated GERD. H pylori can be diagnosed by blood test or breath test. Consder GI/ ENT follow up. Would also ask about TMJ. Avoid GERd triggers, alcohol smoking, spicy/fatty foods, caffein ...Read more
My inner ears and throat are itchy. Throat is really red and a bit swollen. Allergies? Acid reflux? What can I take?
Could be both: Itching of the ear, roof of the mouth, and throat are commonly associated with allergies. However, here in utah there are no pollens out this time of year, and spring pollens haven't arrived yet. So unless you are exposed to a new pet, it's less likely. If your throat is visibly red reflux is possible, but it would be reaching very high up. Viral illness may be more likely. ...Read more
I have acid reflux. My throat really hurts and now my right ear hurts. It feels like it's a lump in my throat. What does that mean?
Globus or LERD?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. Gastroenterologist or ENT specialist is a good starting point for evaluation of this complex phenomenon. ...Read more
Can slight jaw pain, pressure in ears and nape pain be a symptoms of acid reflux? I also have bitter taste in mouth and sometime pain in swallowing.
Burping, have acid reflux, feeling aches in lower part throat now. Tad sore under ear. Inner ear feels stuffy. What's with the aches & stuffy ear?
Swollen tonsils, ear feeling like it needs to be drained, throat tightness. And acid reflux what is going on?
Please have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor.
Everything should be OK! ...Read more
My 6 week old screams his head off when you burp him then is relieved when he burps. Could this painful scream be associated with acid reflux?
Most have reflux: Most babies have a bit of reflux as their musculature in the opening of the stomach is not as developed yet. A couple things that may help are: do not wait until the baby is very hungry, they also swallow air when crying and get more burps. Feed smaller more frequent amounts and try burping after each ounce, using maybe slow flow nipples. ...Read more
Hello. For my acid reflux problem, how high should I raise the head of my bed? My family physician recommended 9 inches but I am finding it too steep!
If that is: Too steep raise it as much as you can tolerate. It is sure better than flat!! ...Read more
I always feel sick everyday I think from my acid reflux but I've been getting really bad head aches, tired and weak I've been seeing circles float?
Yes: Raise the head of your bed 4 or 5 inches (10.2 to 12.7 centimeters) higher than the foot. ...Read more
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
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