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Why is heart burn giving me a sore throat sometimes?

Why is heart burn giving me a sore throat sometimes?

Acid reflux: Backflow of stomach contents (not just acid) comes up the esophagus, and irritates the tissues of the throat; can cause hoarseness, chronic cough, throat clearing, as well as vocal cord problems, such as nodules, granulomas, etc. See md for lifestyle and medical rx. Avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, alcohol, coffee, peppermint, large meals, lying down after eating. Elevate head of bed at night. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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Sore throat for three weeks -- have taken heart burn medicine for 10 years -- MRI time?

Sore throat for three weeks -- have taken heart burn medicine for 10 years -- MRI time?

ENT or GI time: I would see an ENT Dr. if it is your throat and or GI specialist if it is your reflux causing acid issues affecting your throat, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with GERD. I get heart burns, sore throats and a lot of nausea but I'm not sensitive to acidic foods could it be a misdiagnosis?

I've been diagnosed with GERD. I get heart burns, sore throats and a lot of nausea but I'm not sensitive to acidic foods could it be a misdiagnosis?

DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Acidic-FORMING foods once inside the body are not the same as what they appear to be before we eat them. Search for acidic-FORMING foods. ...Read more

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I have a bitter taste in mouth from throat,but no heart burn ,but feel mild head ache sometimes.

I have a bitter taste in mouth from throat,but no heart burn ,but feel mild head ache sometimes.

Still may be reflux: The bitter taste can still be acid reflux even without any symptoms of heartburn. Try using ranitidine (zantac) or omeprazole (prilosec) OTC for 1-2 weeks. If it doesn't resolve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have continuous heart burn, burning throat, and joint pain?

See details: There are certain rheumatologic disorders that can be associated with both heartburn (reflux) and joint symptoms. See a rheumatologist for an evaluation. You can try over-the-counter Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) daily for the heartburn in the meanwhile. ...Read more

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What would cause severe burning in my throat? I know it is not heartburn. It happens when I'm up moving around or walking. I do have heart problems.

What would cause severe burning in my throat? I  know it is not heartburn. It happens when I'm up moving around or walking.  I do have heart problems.

Any time someone...: ...says a symptom of any kind is severe, it's time to see a doctor. I don't know what heart problems you have, but angina (heart pain from a blocked artery in the heart) can be felt in the neck, shoulder, arm or hand. Putting "severe" and "heart problems" together tells meet you need to see your doctor about this. NOW! Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What's the best thing to take for heart burn and acid reflux with no side effects? Mine is bad food coming up and chest and throat burning

What's the best thing to take for heart burn and acid reflux with no side effects? Mine is bad food coming up and chest and throat burning

OTC PPI: I would use an otc proton pump inhibitor such as prilosec. If these symptoms are frequent (more than once /week) see your doctor and consider getting scoped as it could be more serious (gastritis, esophagitis, even precancerous changes). ...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


Dr. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more