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Laryngitis and peppery taste, what should I do?

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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Try an antacid

It is possible that you are suffering from silent reflux.
Stomach acid can move up your esophagus (throat) and into the back of your mouth. Irritation of your larynx (vocal cords) and taste buds can occur leading to hoarseness and altered taste. You can try a 2 week course of Prilosec otc. If no significant benefit then an ENT consultation is warranted.

In brief: Try an antacid

It is possible that you are suffering from silent reflux.
Stomach acid can move up your esophagus (throat) and into the back of your mouth. Irritation of your larynx (vocal cords) and taste buds can occur leading to hoarseness and altered taste. You can try a 2 week course of Prilosec otc. If no significant benefit then an ENT consultation is warranted.
Dr. John Edmison
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Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gargle

Gargle with salt water and rest your voice.
Stop smoking if you are a smoker. If the symptoms do not go away within a week, see your doctor to make sure there is nothing serious or dangerous going on.

In brief: Gargle

Gargle with salt water and rest your voice.
Stop smoking if you are a smoker. If the symptoms do not go away within a week, see your doctor to make sure there is nothing serious or dangerous going on.
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
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