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My voice is hoarse and it is very painful to swallow anything after throwing up yesterday from stomach flu. What caused it how long would it last?

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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Stomach acid

Vomiting causes the contents of the stomach to be regurgitated back up the esophagus, into the throat and mouth.
The stomach contains a fair amount of acid in order to help digest food. When you vomit, this acid comes up as well, and vomiting repeatedly can irritate the esophagus and throat, which is likely what you are experiencing. Time will help but can try an anesthetic like chloraseptic too.

In brief: Stomach acid

Vomiting causes the contents of the stomach to be regurgitated back up the esophagus, into the throat and mouth.
The stomach contains a fair amount of acid in order to help digest food. When you vomit, this acid comes up as well, and vomiting repeatedly can irritate the esophagus and throat, which is likely what you are experiencing. Time will help but can try an anesthetic like chloraseptic too.
Dr. Natalie Sieb
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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Burn

You got a throat burn from your stomach acid when you threw up.
That can make you hoarse and give you pain when you swallow. Usually this only takes a few days to disappear. It should at least get dramatically better in that time. If it persists or worsens see a doctor.

In brief: Burn

You got a throat burn from your stomach acid when you threw up.
That can make you hoarse and give you pain when you swallow. Usually this only takes a few days to disappear. It should at least get dramatically better in that time. If it persists or worsens see a doctor.
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Dr. Marc Hirsch
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