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Doctor insights on: How To Stop Burning In Throat From Acid Reflux

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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.?

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

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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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

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

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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.

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

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How can I stop acid reflux in a sore throat?

How can I stop acid reflux in a sore throat?

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

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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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Is rabaperazol 40 good for acid reflux sore throat?

Is rabaperazol 40 good for acid reflux sore throat?

Acid reflux: If 20mg does not help, would strongly recommend a consultation with GI specialist. ...Read more

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Does fermented food leads to acid reflux and sore throat?

Does fermented food leads to acid reflux and sore throat?

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

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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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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?

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

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Will salt water ease a very sore throat that acid reflux is doing?

Generally yes.: That may work but its more important to deal with the reflux. See if the pharmacy may have the correct medicine or visit your physician ...Read more

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Would salt water help to ease very sore throat and gullet that are burned from acid reflux?

Would salt water help to ease very sore throat and gullet that are burned from acid reflux?

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

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Does acid reflux cause neck and shoulder tension? Feels like food is stuck, wants to come up and swollen neck. No sore throat.

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

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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

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

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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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more