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The Drip Diet
Two separate problem: post nasal drip you can minimize by taking anti histamine like loratidine during the day and benadryl (diphenhydramine) during the night. stomach problem you can reduce it by avoiding spicy food and taking either H2 blocker like zantac or pump inhibitor like nexuim or prevacid. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Consumed cough drop during exercise.postexercise swallowing food burns roof of mouth and esophagus as food travels through the areas. what is this?
Have LPR maybe?: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime, exercises. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Can try otc acid blocker for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid,nexium). Eval if persistent ...Read more
Swallowing: Greetings. The contraction actions of all the muscles involved in swallowing will propel the food into the throat. The hard and soft palate slant downward and the uvula causes the food to be directed into the hypo pharynx. So muscles and anatomy makes the food go down not up. ...Read more
Can it be silent reflux? Post nasal drip and feeling like the throat (whole neck area) is expanded. Nasal spray, sinus rinse & omeprazole do not help.
Hard to say: Silent reflux in the presence of post nasal drip is more commonly associated with cough and throat irritation. Not sure what you mean by throat / neck expansion. It doesn't sound like your throat swells suddenly which would be angioedema. Another possibility is an enlarged thyroid gland. ...Read more
Why would sinusitis be a symptom of LPR since LPR only causes stomach contents to go up the Larynx. Aren't the sinuses well above the Larynx?
Reflux and the sinus: Sinus disease is very much related to reflux and the upper airway. In fact the sinus disease makes the chronic sinus problems worse and makes them harder to treat and cure. There is a lot of literature in both the adult and pediatric subset of patients. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Week long virus with a post nasal drip down the back of throat. Coughing at night and laryngitis during the day. Allegra ineffective. Suggestions?
Cetirazine: Can try cetirazine (Zyrtec). Also, nasal rinses like Neti Pot are helpful & you might even try that first. If no better in 1-2 weeks, consider seeing your clinician to be sure nothing more complicated is going on - though that is unlikely unless you have an undying condition like chronic sinusitis, asthma, chronic rhinitis, cystic fibrosis, or an immune deficiency disease or medication, & so on. ...Read more
What stops Laryngopharyngeal reflux from coming back again and again? Is only solution is to control acid reflux via PPI and life style changes?
Reduce weight: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Breast feeding also tends to make you lose weight too. ...Read more
Not likely: Probably not , staph is present every on the skin. Ask your md about the possible cause of your infection. ...Read more
Can vitamin B12 deficiency lead to nasal congestion and blood in the mucus and sometimes from the salivatoo?
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Yes: The a.m mucus sample is usually concentrated and thus may look yellow. IN the presence of a sinus infection, the mucus (when present) should be consistently yellow or green. ...Read more
Can post nasal drip result in mucus entering into lungs and accumulating there, or does it just go in stomach ?
Most to stomach: A little post nasal drip may try to enter the lungs & trigger a strong protective cough. If it went in with any volume you would have a significant pneumonia almost immediately. Most enters the esophagus/stomach & digestive pathway to be broken down over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers