Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is caused when the acid in the stomach travel up to the throat and create a burning feeling in the chest. The symptoms are heartburn, bad breath, sore throat, hoarse voice, bloating, etc. It can be caused by consuming spicy and fatty food or due to obesity, stress, anxiety, pregnancy, smoking, etc.

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What could be wrong if an H. Pylori infection does not improve with medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed to have the H.pylori infection a year ago. I have taken several doses of antibiotics, but the symptoms did not get better. What could be the problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The mere presence of Helicobacter pylori may not always be pathological. It can be endemic in certain areas. The treatment is required only if you are having gastritis or acid related disorders. Avoid taking long courses of antibiotics, as it is not needed for H.pylori. M...  Read Full »

What is the cause of a growth under the tonsil?

Query: Hello doctor, There is growth inside the mouth under the tonsil. What could it be? There is slight itchiness around the area.   Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think that it is a simple pharyngitis. It will help if you drink warm fluids. Avoid icy and spicy foods. I suggest an antihistamine once daily to reduce itching sensation. Please answer the following questions to know more. 1. Do you suffer from reflux in the form o...  Read Full »

I swallowed a ginger nausea capsule, and I feel like it got stuck in my esophagus. Help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I swallowed a ginger nausea capsule earlier today before six hours. It felt like it got stuck in my esophagus. I have drunk about two liters of water, fizzy water, and juice. I have also eaten three pieces of moist bread. I still have a globus sensation in my throat (as if the pill is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not worry. I can understand your concern and will try to help you out. As you said, you have swallowed a capsule; usual capsules are made of gelatin coating, which is absorbable. So there is a very less chance that it could have stayed back in you...  Read Full »

Why am I having acid reflux issues for months?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having issues with acid reflux for months and for the last two months my main symptoms include the following:cough.constant throat clearing.voice hoarseness.stomach gas and bloating.Over time, the stomach seems more settled but other symptoms do not go away.I had a phone consultation ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hi,Welcome to on the clinical history and symptoms, it is consistent with acid reflux. Yes, you may proceed with the video laryngoscopy for complete confirmation. However, we must realize that the management of acid reflux involves the following :1) Lifestyle modifications such as ...  Read Full »

What does a bitter taste in the mouth during the morning indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 54 years old. He had a gallbladder surgery for gallstone removal 14 years ago. He takes medicines for BP and for hypothyroidism. His SGPT is 56, SGOT is 46 and ALP is 278. Earlier, for triglycerides, he used to take Fenofibrate. His HDL and LDL were not very high, rather...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. A bitter taste in the early morning hours is seen in people with acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and in smokers. I would suggest a course of PPI (proton pump inhibitors) with Levosulpride like capsule Sampraz L (a ...  Read Full »

Please suggest some solutions for the acid reflux condition causing a burning sensation in my esophagus.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 years old female. I have an acid reflux condition which causes a burning sensation in my esophagus. I avoid a lot of food that irritates it. I have tried natural remedies, also had a course on tablet Nexium. Nothing relieved it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have a condition of reflux esophagitis associated with APD (acid peptic disease). Have you undergone an endoscopy and ultrasound of the abdomen? You also need PPI drugs and antacid syrup for six weeks and helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) e...  Read Full »

Is my red throat due to regurgitation?

Query: Hi doctor, I had acid reflux from six years old. In my teens I had a lot of stress after and I regurgitated every day for many years. They did an endoscopy when I was 17 years old and said I had gastroparesis. At about 25 yeas old I stopped regurgitating. I did not have many symptoms in the last ten...  Read Full »

Dr. Jagdish Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It may be due to hyperacidity and acid reflux. So nothing to worry and not related to COVID (coronavirus disease). That is usually related to lifestyle and food habits, anxiety, stress, and lack of sleep. So continue workout and avoid anxiety and stress. Take good sleep...  Read Full »

I am suffering from respiratory, throat and stomach problems. Is it a sign of stress and depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing respiratory complications, loss of appetite, and throat drying. Are these problems occurring due to issues with the stomach, or is it just from stress and depression? Is it a usual situation?  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most likely, it is a stomach problem like gastritis or reflux disease. Do you have any pain? If yes, where precisely does it radiate? For example, does it radiate to the back of the jaw? Do you have an acidity problem? What are your age and sex? Do you eat many frie...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my recurrent throat pain and swollen lymph nodes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am sorry as this will be a bit long. I will try to explain concisely. I am a 40 year old male, and I weigh 100 kg and 1.85 m tall. I have toxoplasmosis. Last year, I had a weird throat ache, like a persistent itch on the upper side of my left palatine tonsil. It is hard to describe, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Toxoplasmosis has a sore throat as one of its presenting complaints. So, do not worry about the sore throat as well as rest of the symptoms. They are due to toxoplasmosis only as your tests also show positive for antibodies. An MRI need not be done until you have any com...  Read Full »

I feel something is stuck in my throat, but all the tests are normal. Do i need to do barium study?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43-year-old male. I am 5'11 and weigh approximately 80 kg. I have been living in a country with predominantly cold weather conditions for quite some time. I am married with kids. I am an eggetarian and do not smoke or drink alcohol. I started a feeling of a pill or food stuck in my...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay S Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the detailed history and the images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Globus sensation is the medical term for the sensation of something stuck in the throat or a feeling of the presence of a foreign body in the throat. Since you have...  Read Full »

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