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How To Stop Burning In Throat From Acid Reflux
I've had GIRD for years & recent diag. W/ Barretts. I just awoke w/ terrific acid reflux burning in throat, red blood in spit.& burning in rt chest.?
See your doctor.: It is not normal to have blood in your saliva or to have the new onset of right-sided chest pain despite presumed treatment for your chronic Gerd. Because of the acute change in symptoms, I would see your doctor or a gastroenterologist as soon as you can. I would see them soon, but in the meantime I would add in in chewable antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate). Good luck. ...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
Burning in throat & feels like something is there when I swallow & bitter taste in mouth. Has lasted for 4 days. Can acid reflux to last this long? N
Maybe, but...: Could also be some other cause for the symptoms. One's doctor can check. Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more
GERD or acid reflux? I have been waking up with burning in throat and sour taste in mouth for days. All heart tests are ok.
Acid Reflux: Your symptoms are typical for acid reflux. When lying horizontal, the reflux worsens. Try to not eat anything within 2 hours of retiring. Sometimes elevating the head of the bed by propping up the front legs with blocks can help. Anti acids like Mylanta can provide some relief as can over the counter medications like Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more
Burning sensation over heart and sore throat for long periods of times. Could these be symtoms of acid reflux, it runs in the family?
Antacids: Gastric reflux is helped by taking an antacid at bed time. Try eat supper 3 hours before you go to bed. Prevacid or Zantac (ranitidine) at night will also help. Both are over tne counter meds. If all of this does not help you may need gastroscopy to rule out esophagus or stomach abnormalities. ...Read more
Acid reflux: If 20mg does not help, would strongly recommend a consultation with GI specialist. ...Read more
No: Acid reflux is physiologic. In other words, it's normal. However, it becomes pathologic when it bothers you. Fermented food doesn't cause acid reflux any more than non-fermented food. However, "bad" acid reflux allows acid to get high enough back up esophagus to cause sore throat. Antacids (calcium carbonate), H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors help. Stay upright after small meals. ...Read more
Is a sore throat common if you have mild or silent acid reflux? Or is it likely a cause of something else? Thank you
I do not have acid reflux, do not have a sore throat, and I am not sick. So what would cause you throat to feel like it wants to close?
"Silent reflux": You don't have to have heartburn or the sense of stuff coming up to have "reflux". Most people with reflux don't have heartburn. The only symptom may be hoarseness, asthma, swallowing difficulty or the feeling like your throat will close. There is a muscle in the lower neck that encircles the upper food tube that hates stomach juice and acid. When it comes into contact with it it spasms. ...Read more
Probably not: If your symptoms are truly caused by acid reflux. Measures that would reduce acid exposure to your throat would be better, such as medicine to reduce acid secretion, alkali to neutralize acid, or mechanical maneuvers such as head elevation during sleep. Ask your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more
Does acid reflux cause neck and shoulder tension? Feels like food is stuck, wants to come up and swollen neck. No sore throat.
Yes it can.:
Acid Reflux can cause Heart burn, Stomach irritation after you eat. If this has been untreated for years can lead to scarring of lower part of Esophagus and there by narrowing. Preventing the normal passage of food to stomach. And you can feel food is stuck in chest, throat.
There are other causes for this symptoms too.
I do not know your age.
Get examined by GI for definitive Dx ...Read more
Acid reflux? I've had it before. Waking up with a very sore throat early each morning and coughing up greeny brown phlegm comes up in hard lumps
How can I know if my sore throat is due to an acid reflux attack in my sleep, or due to something else? I want to make sure my prilosec is working
See MD if continues: Acid reflux occurs more often if one lies down too soon after eating. Need to wait 2 hours. U can also take a Tum. Note that Prilosec does tend to make one Magnesium depleted. Good to take Mg Oxide (~250mgs) a few times a week. If you had litmus paper you could measure pH (acid) of saliva in AM. At any rate a viral sore throat lasts few days. A strep throught has white bumps on tonsils & post phar ...Read more
Severe achy pain in my trachea area & trouble swallowing (feels like I've been strangled. Hard!) after 2 days of acid reflux and a slight sore throat?
Probably is LPR: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more
I have had a sore throat for 2 weeks! Went to ENT docyesterday he looked with mirror and said there is nothing! Is that enough?! I am on omoplozol for 2 weeks now. He thinks it is acid reflux
Sore throat: A persistent sore throat could be a sign of cancer. Usually throats go away within a few weeks. If soreness persists for 4 weeks or more and especially if it is only on one side then cancer should be suspected. Associated ear pain is also highly suspicious for cancer. If your sore throat is due to acid reflux then it should go away with proper meds. If not get re-checked or seek a second opinion ...Read more
I sometimes feel a lump like a plum stuck between by brest cavity. Is this due to acid reflux? Also a sore throat
Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Can acid reflux cause a sore throat? I have heartburn mostly at night and have a slight soreness in my throat most of the time.
Acid reflux can most definitely cause a sore throat. If you are routinely experiencing symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd) such as:
- sore throat
- "lump in the throat" sensation or difficulty swallowing
- acidic or sour taste in your mouth
- dry cough
- regurgitation (wet burps)
it is important to discuss these symptoms with your doctor. There are many antacid and acid blocker medications that can help alleviate your symptoms.
Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more
I have bad acid reflux and sore throat was diagnosed by ENT as same. 4 days, no relief. How long before it works? Pantoprazole is the med.
Depends: Depends on the dose of medication, should have relief or improvement within 72 hours. ...Read more
21 years old, smoker, living in china (air pollution), chronic sore throat, acid reflux, shortness of breath, should I be worried?
Yes yes yes yes yes: Yes, being a smoker is bad, so never again from this moment onward. Yes, living in air pollution is unhealthy. Yes, any chronic pain should be check out by a doctor, including a chronic sore throat. Yes, acid reflux should be evaluated and treated. Finally, yes, shortness of breath should be examined as soon as possible. To summarize, yes to worrying about any of the 5 issues here. ...Read more
I have occasional sore throat, especially in the morning and pain at bottom of rib cage, but I don't have indigestion, could this be acid reflux?
Early morning: Sore throat associated with acid taste at your mouth and heartburn is associated with gerd. Allergies can give you early am sore throat. Rib cage pain is different. If painful during palpation you may have a costochondritis or chest wall pain due to heavy lifting exercise. If you have gerd you need to quit drinking. See a physician for good history or physical. ...Read more
Flu very sore throat chesty cough bring up green mucous chest hurts when I cough don't now what to take for it because I have acid reflux really bad?
Diagnosed with lingual tonsil hypertrophy, have a sore throat. I think silent acid reflux. What holistic treatment can I do to resolve issue? Thanks
check You Tube video: Understanding LPR.
good luck; contact me w any?? ...Read more
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?
Is it ok to take Prilosec during the evenings since I take levothroxine in the mornings? I have a sore throat, no heart burn. It's acid reflux.
Sore throat on one point only when deep inhaling, felt itchy and makes me cough, have acid reflux but no heartburn. Should I worry, or anxiety? M 20.
I'm suffering from sore throat due to acid reflux. No pain while swallowing food. Little irritation in right side of the throat while swallowing saliva from last 7 days. Little cough is also there. No fever. Thanx for help?
Constantly spitting up balls of white/yellow mucus. Sore throat over year. Cobblestone throat. Tried allergy, acid reflux, steriod meds No help.?
Felt acid reflux symptom when burping yesterday, got a sore throat, but today left nostril is clogged and clear mucus discharge, is this just a cold?
26, non-smoker, overweight. I have a swollen & sore throat almost daily. I have some post-nasal drip. Could GERD/acid reflux be causing this? I can hear " fizzing" in my throat. My throat hasn't felt " normal" since I started getting bad acid reflux.
3rd day of transient bad sore throat. Doc did throat culture, but said it's not likely strep. I have runny nose. No acid reflux, no allergies.??
Last night I woke up to pain in my neck, pain unlike a sore throat. Close to my chest. When I eat or swallow too. Acid reflux or heartburn? Take tums (calcium carbonate)?
See a GI doctor: Use of agents which reduce acid production in the upper GI tract may be necessary, but first you need to be examined to make sure there is no other manageable cause for these symptoms. Go see someone and get this worked out soon. ...Read more
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
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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