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How To Get Rid Of Acid Reflux In Throat
LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) causes burning of the throat. You start with dietary change. Reduce or eliminate foods that are spicy, greasy, carbonated, alcohol, caffeine, tomato, citrus, chocolate and mints. Also, pharmaceutical treatment options including antacids, h2 blockers (like zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet, axid) or proton-pump inhibitors. It is advisable to have this checked to make sure that's it. ...Read more
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
I had a bad case acid reflux a few weeks ago, my dr gave meds for that. I get these spots in the back of my throat, what is it? And how do get rid of
I have acid reflux and every evening, I get choking feeling in my throat which doesn't go away for few hours. Is there a way to prevent it? Thanks.
GERD to THROAT: To prevent GERD -- eat smaller meals, chew more thoroughly, make posture straighter, get up and walk after eating, sip water during and after eating, eat less meat. AND of course, take acid blocker or acid reducer each evening 30 min before eating, such as omeprazole or Pepcid (famotidine). Both are OTC. ...Read more
I was told I had acid reflux 3 mo ago. I had sore throat upper stomach pains and some heartburn. Now ulcers on throat. What to do to get rid of them?
Change your eating: If you smoke stop. Limit caffeen to 24 oz a day. Avoid acidic liquids, food, and aspartamine. Elivate the head of your bed. Avoid carbinated beverages. Sometimes avoiding yeast and wheat can also help. You can try a histamine blocker such as zantac (ranitidine) otc 150mg bid or Prilosec 20mg daily. If your symptoms last more than 2 weeks see your doctor. ...Read more
Easy: Take Prilosec 20 mg at night for 2 weeks. ...Read more
How can I get rid of acid reflux after the stomachflu? I got over a weeklong bout w stomach flu and now I have horrible acid reflux! Is this normal?
Many many treatments: Elevated the head of your bed. Don't eat for 4 hours before going to bed. Liquid antacids like mylanta help. Chewable tablets like Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids are convenient. Histamine 2 blockers like ranitidine or Famotidine are available over the counter. Proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole are also available otc. If these don't work, you'll need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: It is very good medicine but need prescription. It is a proton pump inhibitors. (nexium). ...Read more
Calm down!: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more
How does famotidine help get rid of acid reflux like what does it do to heal the esophagus I take two 20mg a day?
Reduces Acid..: Reduces Acid production of stomach.........acid is corrosive, when reduced it allows the body to heal faster. ...Read more
Can I get rid of acid reflux and gastritis for good without medication? It's really infringing on my life. Is this common at my age of 22? Nth works.
How cam I get rid of acid reflux medication. Anytime I stop I have big problem. I have been taking these for over 10 years.
Gastroenterologist: I would hope that you're under the care of a gastroenterologist who will guide you through this endeavor to wean off ppi's, instruct you on proper diet and perhaps switch medications to ones like zantac or pepcid. Also be careful about avoiding aggravating items like alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and oily or fried foods. Avoid nocturnal reflux by sleeping with your chest higher than your stomach. ...Read more
GERD diet: You should identify the foods that aggravate your reflux symptoms, such as spicy foods, fatty foods, french fries, onions, tomato and citrus juices, chocolate, and mints. And avoid them. Limit consumption of alcohol and caffeine containing beverages. Eat smaller meals, and avoid overfilling your stomach. Avoid lying down for 2 hours after eating. Avoid smoking and all tobacco products. ...Read more
Does famotidine help get acid out of your esophagus. Like how does it help it to get rid of chest pain from acid reflux.?
What can I take to get rid of bad acid/chemical taste/smell in esophagus? I have acid reflux, Barrett's esophagus/no dysplasia. I take Omep&famotidine
I have a white bump on the oropharynx and tiny red bumps all around it. It has been there for a long time. Also had acid reflux. How do I get rid of it?
Otolaryngologist: You should be examined by an otolaryngologist for these findings. If you cannot obtain relief of GERD with a bland, low fat diet, taking prilosec or zantac, eating a few smaller feedings instead of large meals, avoiding spicy, greasy foods, alcohol, caffeine and nicotine, sleeping with your chest higher than your stomach, consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Seemed to have bacteria under my tonsils. (maybe from acid reflux) is there anything that can't help get rid of it (without me vomiting)?
Gargle: You assume a lot in one question. First off, I don't recommend you induce vomiting for any reason. Second- acid reflux can be controlled with antacids and anti acid medications like ranitidine and omeprazole. Reflux laryngitis is inflammation (irritation) of the throat from GERD. Gargle with salt water to soothe the discomfort and "clean" the back of the mouth if you are concerned. Give it time too ...Read more
Acid Reflux: Acid reflux symptoms may not go away with antacids. Depending on how severe the reflux is, your antacid may only be minimizing the symptoms and not eliminating them. Reflux itself is simply the act of stomach contents washing up the esophagus, and antacids simply work at reducing the acidity of the contents that are being washed up. There are many diff kinds of antacids to try as well from ur doc. ...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