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Can excessive mucus in your throat be caused by acid reflux?

Can excessive mucus in your throat be caused by acid reflux?

Yes. Commonly.: Yes, common in our area is allergic rhinitis as well. If you are concerned talk it over with your doctor. This picture is worth of thousand words. It can drip down or come up pretty easily. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Acid reflux is giving me mucus in throat and nose, what can I do to fix this?

Acid reflux is giving me mucus in throat and nose, what can I do to fix this?

Diet change: If these symptoms are related to gastroesophageal reflux then diet change, decreased total fat intake, avoid large meals, alcohol, acidy food, chocolate, etc. Sometimes dairy products such as yogurt and milk help; otc meds are available. Usual symptoms are chest pain and nausea. If symptoms become severe, see physician for exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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Have acid reflux. Cough, choke, gag and expel lots of phlem/mucus. Developed gurgle in throat which expels lots of mucus when I cough, for 30+ days. E?

Have acid reflux. Cough, choke, gag and expel lots of phlem/mucus. Developed gurgle in throat which expels lots of mucus when I cough, for 30+ days. E?

A trial of: Lansoprazole 15 mg (over the counter med) 30mins before breakfast and dinner for 2 weeks. If it does or does not helps see your doctor ...Read more

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I have a white streak of mucus in back of throat, sinus rince clears up nose congestion but white streak is still present, I also have acid reflux?

I have a white streak of mucus in back of throat, sinus rince clears up nose congestion but white streak is still present, I also have acid reflux?

Get evaluated: If you find that this streak has not changed or disappeared I would have your doctor take a look. Sometimes there are inflammatory changes during a cold but if this is a change in throat tissue that is not resolving I would get the professional opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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Doctor thinks I have acid reflux, but I have a lot of mucus when I wake up, then goes away throughout day. Should I clear throat, ignore or swallow it?

Possible Sinus?: Lots of things can cause you to have mucus when you wake. What you do with it, probably doesn't matter too much. I would see your doctor and consider something like nasal steroids (flonase, nasonex (mometasone) etc) to see if the mucus decreases. Room air humidifier at night, decongestants also may help. ...Read more

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Symptoms began nJan. Allergy type thick mucus yellw/green. Feels stuck n throat. Acid reflux acts up I drink h2o and burp yellw grn acidic foam mucus?

Symptoms began nJan. Allergy type thick mucus yellw/green. Feels stuck n throat. Acid reflux acts up I drink h2o and burp yellw grn acidic foam mucus?

GERD may progress: GERD="gastroesophageal reflux disease." Stuff from stomach (whether acid or not) regurgitates back into esophagus--due to inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, impaired esophageal function (peristalsis), inadequate saliva, gastric outlet narrowing, gastroparesis, small bowel pathology, etc. Your throat may be affected, as described (=laryngo-esophageal reflux). Time for check-up. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause constant sore throat and thick mucus above uvula? Throat is swollen too. Don't feel sick. Or is this low thyroid?

Can acid reflux cause constant sore throat and thick mucus above uvula? Throat is swollen too. Don't feel sick. Or is this low thyroid?

YES!: Sore throat is less common, but mucous in the throat is a very common symptom that many people do not know is a sign of reflux. See you physician or ent! ...Read more

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Might having acid reflux cause a dry throat?

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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Could scalding your throat cause acid reflux?

Usually not: Sometimes severe reflux disease cause throat pain however. ...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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Acid reflux cause throat inflammation. What can I do to treat this?

Acid reflux cause throat inflammation. What can I do to treat this?

Diet v meds: Mild symptoms can be managed by avoiding acidic or spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol, not eating 3-4 hours before bed, and eating smaller meals. If these measures don't help then otc antacids such as ranitidine or omeprazole. If not better in 4 weeks see md. ...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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Hello, my throat has been hurting for a few weeks, I sing but I have been careful and I've kept fairly silent. Could this be caused by acid reflux?

Hello, my throat has been hurting for a few weeks, I sing but I have been careful and I've kept fairly silent. Could this be caused by acid reflux?

Singing with reflux: Reflux is a common cause of voice problems. Pills alone are not the cure. Must include diet, not eating before bedtime, elevating back of bed and others.
You can purchase a wedge to elevate the head of your bed. A pillow for the neck will NOT work.
See www. Grossaninstitute for more suggestions. ...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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Hello, I keep having cough caused by tickle deep in a throat for many weeks now. When I cough I start gagging. Can it be caused by acid reflux?

Hello, I keep having cough caused by tickle deep in a throat for many weeks now. When I cough I start gagging. Can it be caused by acid reflux?

Yes but....: There are many causes. Acid reflux can cause lung or throat issues, but the tickle would unlikely stay in one spot. You should see an ENT specialist! ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause tickle in throat then I lose my breath and panic?

Can acid reflux cause tickle in throat then I lose my breath and panic?

Acid reflux: Yes. Sounds like you are having laryngospasm from laryngopharyngeal reflux. Take prilosec 20mg two or three times a day, no late meals, limit caffeine, smoking, alcohol, spicy foods ...Read more

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Can muscular neck issues cause pain in the throat? What type of relief is there? Tried pt, neck injections, acid reflux med, pain med. Pain all around

Can muscular neck issues cause pain in the throat? What type of relief is there? Tried pt, neck injections, acid reflux med, pain med. Pain all around

Throat Pain: Although neck pain can cause throat pain, it is best to assume that your throat pain is coming from your throat at first. I suggest seeing your pcp to determine the etiology and then being seen by a ENT after that time. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause you to throw up in your throat?

Yes: I often describe it as halfway vomiting, but it's common for it to come into the throat. ...Read more

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Could acid reflux disease causes throat cancer?

Not likely: Acid reflux is not like to cause 'throat' cancer - which I would define as oropharynx. However, persistent acid reflux is clearly associated with a condition called barret's esophagus and the potential for development of esogphagela cancer (though I would consider that 'throat.' if you ahve a history of acid refulx, talk wtih your pcp about the need to see a GI doc. ...Read more

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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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What are typical symptoms of throat cancer caused by Acid Reflux?

See below: Acid reflux is not a known cause of throat cancer.
To learn about symptoms of throat cancer, please consult this site:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/oral-and-throat-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20042850
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause Cold feeling in the throat? Could it be ulcers????

Burning feeling: Acid reflux is Hydrochloric acid with is extremely caustic and a burning sensation can be felt. Many people are completely unaware that any reflux is occurring so it is called occult. Ulcers in the stomach doesn't present as a cold feeling in the throat. Do you have abdominal pain? Are you a smoker, gum chewer? These can contribute to increased acid production. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause swelling under the eyes? I feel like there is something stuck at the back of the throat.

Can acid reflux cause swelling under the eyes? I feel like there is something stuck at the back of the throat.

Gerd: Hello to someone from my home in Sac Town. Me from the Pocket area. Understand the Delta Breeze reference completely. How are the River Cats doing? Anyway, enough chit-chat. Reflux alone unlikely to cause swelling under eyes, but could cause sensation of fullness or of something being stuck in back of throat. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


Dr. Gary Sandler
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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