Laryngopharyngeal reflux has caused severe throat irritation. I am on Nexium (esomeprazole) for a month with little improvement. Is this type of healing long term?

Yes. If indeed LPR is the cause of your throat irritation (and the condition is frequently misdiagnosed) it often takes a long time to see improvement. Occasionally it can take 3 months with double dose therapy to get relief.

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I am on nexium (esomeprazole) and renetedine due to laryngopharyngeal reflux for about 9 months. It is just not going away. What should I di?

GERD. with today's medications, it is usually possible to control reflux fairly well. If your meds are not working, you should talk to your G.I. physician about options. In the meantime, be sure to follow anti-reflux precautions, avoid particular foods which make your reflux worse, stop caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and tilt your bed up on blocks. If all else fails, there are surgical options also. . Read more...

Do the ppi's such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and other prescription ppi's work to help laryngopharyngeal reflux?

Yes. If lpr is your problem, ppi (proton pump inhibitors) are the treatment. It is important to take ppi's as prescribed. Every day on an empty stomach 60 minutes before a meal. After a few weeks of regular use, if your problem hasn't resolved, speak to your physician. Read more...