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Will gargling with salt water irritate acid reflux?

Will gargling with salt water irritate acid reflux?

No, it could help.: Gargling with salt water shouldn't aggravate acid reflux. It could actually help by alleviating some of the inflammation in the the back of the throat and mouth that is brought on when acid travels up from the stomach. Happy gargling! Cheers! Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Have an upset stomach, took malta and gargled w salt water for acid, does this help. I have acid reflux?

Have an upset stomach, took malta and gargled w salt water for acid, does this help. I have acid reflux?

Acid reflux: Instead of Malta and salt water, you might consider using antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta. Generics are fine. In addition, avoiding particular foods which make your problem worse, with most people reporting that tomatoes, onions, citrus fruits, chocolate, and garlic are frequent problem foods. I would also avoid tobacco and alcohol if possible. If this does not help, see your doctor. Good luck. 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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Acid reflux does garling with warm water w. salt keep the acid down?

Acid reflux does garling with warm water w. salt keep the acid down?

No: Gargling with salt water may help your throat if it is irritated from the reflux but it does not keep the acid down. You can take antacids for the reflux but also avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. Maintain a healthy weight. Eat small meals and avoid eating before bedtime. All these things will help decrease the reflux. Read more

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Is it okay to drink lemon water with salt in case of acid reflux?

Is it okay to drink lemon water with salt in case of acid reflux?

Safe, not helpful: It's safe, but not likely to be helpful. In fact it might worsen symptoms. Read more

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I have really bad acid reflux to where it wakes me in the night and I have to sit up and wait for hours till it stops. Laying down only makes it worse and water doesn't seem to help. What's wrong?

I have really bad acid reflux to where it wakes me in the night and I have to sit up and wait for hours till it stops. Laying down only makes it worse and water doesn't seem to help. What's wrong?

Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also there can be a chronic infection of the stomach that can cause this called h. Pylori which can be tested for by blood and stool tests. This is treatable with antibiotics. Also try otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec with maalox. Try changing diet as well. Read more

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Suffering from an imflamed esophagus and acid reflux. What can I drink besides water?

Suffering from an imflamed esophagus and acid reflux. What can I drink besides water?

MILK: Milk is a GREAT antacid!!! (You also should be treated by a Gastroenterologist) Hope this helps! Dr z Read more

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Could acid reflux be misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome?

Anything can be: Misdiagnosed. Acid reflux is easy to confirm with a barium swallow/upper GI xray. Irritable bowel should be a diagnosis of exclusion, that is all other causes of your symptoms need to be ruled out by proper diagnostic testing. Read more

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I have acid reflux and severe anxiety recently ive been feeling like their is water in my lungs what should I do?

I have acid reflux and severe anxiety recently ive been feeling like their is water in my lungs what should I do?

Severe Anxiety: I understand your distress of severe anxiety You deserve relief from Anxiety which is causing Acid Reflux It is not likely that water in lungs is due to acid reflux or severe anxiety. Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds. For your peace of mind see a Physician and have X-ray chest. Then see Psychiatrist for Therapy with Medication. Read more

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Hand and arm tremors yday when holding glass of water but not on rest. Lasted for 5 mins, having acid reflux wen it happend, what's the possible cause?

Hand and arm tremors yday when holding glass of water but not on rest. Lasted for 5 mins, having acid reflux wen it happend, what's the possible cause?

Intention tremor: This is an intention tremor which is probably only a temporary situation in your case. It isn't parkinsonian. Unless this tremor continues or involves other structures, you wouldn't need to investigate further with a neurologist. I feel that the gerd was unrelated unless it caused undue anxiety enough to make you tremble. Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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