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Can Pepcid Help Lpr
Ent thinks I got lpr. Nurse practitioner at ent office says take 2 otc nexium 20 mg a day while my regular doc says just 1 then take 1 Pepcid whotrust?
LPR not GERD: LPR is irritation of the larynx from reflux of stomach enzymes or acid. Many patients do not experience heartburn. In our practice we recommend a 1 month trial of TWICE A DAY PPI prior to meals (Nexium, Prilosec) for LPR (usual dose for GERD is once a day). If symptoms improve, may extend for 2 more months, then wean. ...Read more
Can acid reflux or LPR cause a very red raw throat? Has a mild burn sensation. I take Pepcid AC once daily. Had endoscopy done; nothing abnormal. ?
Yes can be others: Gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) can cause irritation of the throat if not treated appropriately. There can be acid reflux and non-acid reflux as well so it is important to follow with a GI or ENT doctor to make sure that you are treated appropriately. Viral illnesses such as a pharyngitis can also cause raw red throats. If you are not improved over a week, you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Hello I'm currently on Pepcid and I've been off and on reflux meds for months but my hair is really dry and frizzy, and it's thinning. Help please!
Maybe not related...: ...your option is to discontinue the drug (after discussion with your physician) & assess response, or pursue alternative sources of dry, frizzy hair of which there are many. ...Read more
I have GERD I am taking 10 mg of Pepcid 2 times a day for 5 months. It has helped with my coughing that was very annoying. Can i keep taking Pepcid ?
Pepcid: If your coughing has stopped, i would stop the pepsid if possible. ...Read more
Pepcid AC is not helping my heartburn, is there another OTC i can take? Would taking it every 12 hours help?
Is it really GERD?: Yes, Prilosec otc is stronger but gerd can be due to diseases that impair esophageal function, cause inadequate saliva, gastric outlet narrowing, gastroparesis, small bowel pathology, etc. Damage from inadequate treatment may result in esophageal ulcers, scarring, narrowing, pre-cancer (barretts). Gerd is also mimicked by heart, lung, gallbladder, pancreas, & neurologic disease. At 56 get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below.: You cannot be allergic to alcohol - that is impossible. You can only be allergic to things that have proteins. Alcohol chemically has no proteins. You may be sensitive to alcohol. For example, it may give you heart burn. If that is the case, Pepcid may help but i would not advise that. Rather, i'd advise not using alcohol at all or limiting the amount and frequency so it doesn't affect you longer. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Some antihistamines can block the vasodilation in the skin that causes flushing from alcohol, which is proximally caused by build up of acetaldehyde. There remains some controversy over whether this is a safe approach in the long run and doing this frequently could increase your risk of alcoholism or ulcers, cancer. http://www.teawithmd.com/2014/12/the-truth-about-alcohol-flushing-or-asian-glow/ ...Read more
What meds can I take for GERD if i'm already taking Pepcid and reglan? What will help the mucus? I can't eat or swollow pills
PPIs: Proton pump inhibitors, such as Omeprazole (prilosec) or Lansoprazole (prevacid) or zegerid can be taken over-the-counter for gerd. Certain other things such as avoidance of fried and fatty foods, assuming supine position after meals, avoiding tight clothes, elevating the head of your bed may further help your gerd. ...Read more
Waking middle of night "starving" but food doesn't help. Carafate sometimes helps. Take prevacid 15mg qd. Increase? Or take Pepcid AC at night?
Possible GERD: Many different things can cause similar symptoms of night time hunger and or heartburn like symptoms. H. Pylore infection, stress, sleep deprivation, drug side effect like nsaids, , anixiety, excess caffeine, hot food , constipation, irregular bm etc . Try to find a trigger. Pepcid ac can be tried. If symptoms persist need to see doc. ...Read more
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