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How to reduce swelling in throat/esophagus due to LPR?Feels like Omeprazole is making it worse.Is this possible?Should I start my ranitidine instead?

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Dr. James Okamoto
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In brief: It shouldn't

Omeprazole is actually stronger than ranitidine, so in theory it should work better, not worse.
In truth, there is probably no single "treatment" for LPR, but it is a combination of diet, exercise, and speech therapy. If you can, seek out a specialist in the area who takes a multifaceted approach. Read this: https://www.enttoday.org/article/experts-delve-treatment-options-laryngopharyngeal-reflux/

In brief: It shouldn't

Omeprazole is actually stronger than ranitidine, so in theory it should work better, not worse.
In truth, there is probably no single "treatment" for LPR, but it is a combination of diet, exercise, and speech therapy. If you can, seek out a specialist in the area who takes a multifaceted approach. Read this: https://www.enttoday.org/article/experts-delve-treatment-options-laryngopharyngeal-reflux/
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