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Doctor insights on: Do Antihistamines Cause Acid Reflux

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For a possible diangosis of some form of acid reflux, why would an antihistamine such as Hydroxyzine HCL be Rx'ed?

For a possible diangosis of some form of acid reflux, why would an antihistamine such as Hydroxyzine HCL be Rx'ed?

Acid reflux: Symptoms of acid reflux can be from GERD, allergic rhinitis (the reason for treatment trials of antihistamine), or asthma. Your doctor likely felt from what you described that your symptoms may benefit from this medication. If no improvement, just let your doctor know and you can work on figuring out if the other causes are contributing

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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Can not eating cause acid reflux?

Not usually: Unless you are doing a lot of drinking of fluids and laying down

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Can garcina gambogia cause acid reflux?

Can garcina gambogia cause acid reflux?

Gives U diarrhea...: Garcinia (gamboge) is a strong laxative, but as little as 200 mg of the drug can lead to abdominal pain and vomiting, and fatalities have been observed in doses of 4 grams.

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What could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

What could be possible causes of bad acid reflux?

See below: Excess acid production in the stomach can be treated with proton pump inhibitors. A hiatal hernia can contribute to acid reflux. Diet has a large influence. Learn what foods are most harmful. Sleeping with the head elevated can help to minimize.

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Might it be possible that a a concussion causes acid reflux?

Not related: Acid reflux is not related to concussion, but certainly 1 person can have 2 conditions that need medical attention. Please see your doctor for these concerns.

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Do red grapes cause acid reflux?

Do red grapes cause acid reflux?

No: Acid reflux is caused either by hyper (too much) stomach acid production or mechanical problems with the sphincter at the junction of the stomach and esophagus. So, the problem is either physiological or mechanical in nature.

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Can acid reflux cause weight loss?

Can acid reflux cause weight loss?

Possibly...: There is a possibility that gerd (gastroesophogeal reflux disease) could lead to weight loss if the severity of the illness was so severe that you were being malnourished as a result. If you have frequent symptoms of acid reflux despite treatment with over the counter or prescription medication you need to contact a gastroenterologist and have an exam and upper endoscopy.

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Can acid reflux cause weight gain?

Can acid reflux cause weight gain?

Obesity causes it: Obesity often causes gastric reflux. This is due to high pressure in the abdomen (like a pregnant person). But, reflux doesn't cause obesity.

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Which heart drugs cause acid reflux?

Calcium channel: Blockers are chief among them. Arguably any can.

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How does acid reflux cause hoarseness?

How does acid reflux cause hoarseness?

Backflow: Backflow of stomach contents (stomach acid and pepsin) into the throat and larynx can lead to inflammation and irritation. This chronic exposure can lead to an assortment of symptoms including voice change, loss of vocal range, sore throat, dry cough, foreign body sensation in the throat, throat clearing among others. Heartburn is not a frequent symptom in patients who reflux into the throat.

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Can acid reflux medication cause anemia?

Can acid reflux medication cause anemia?

Maybe: Iron is better absorbed in an acidic environment. Antacids raise the ph of the stomach. It is possible that iron deficiency anemia may develop.

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Can nasal drip cause acid reflux or lpr?

Can nasal drip cause acid reflux or lpr?

No: More than likely, it's the other way around - you feel like you have post-nasal drip because of the symptoms caused by your reflux. You'll need to see an ENT and/or GI doc to both diagnose and treat reflux.

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Does garcinia cambogia cause acid reflux?

Garcinia cambogia: According to webmd this can cause GI upset, headaches, and nausea.I did not find specific mention of gerd, but gerd is one type of GI upset. Best wishes.

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Can geographic tongue cause acid reflux?

Can geographic tongue cause acid reflux?

No: A geographic tongue does not cause acid reflux from the stomach. A geographic tongue is probably not capable of causing stomach symptoms... but that doesn't mean a person can't have stomach symptoms and have a geographic tongue at the same time.

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How does acid reflux/GERD cause coughing?

How does acid reflux/GERD cause coughing?

Cough: The acid rolls over from your esophagus into your trachea which is the main tube into your lungs thus causing you to cough

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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


Benadryl (Definition)

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