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!

Related Questions

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...

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...

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...