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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Will Dexilant worsen reflux symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old female. I am 5'11" and I weigh 145 lbs. I have been generally healthy my whole life other than some minor chronic conditions (IBS, sinusitis). I had a hysterectomy two years back and appendectomy four years back. I was recently diagnosed with a sliding hiatal hernia...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for that detailed history and uploaded EGD report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Reflux esophagitis does sometimes cause symptoms of inner ear pain, sore throat, and chronic cough, but it is much more common to have symptoms of choking du...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I feel something in my throat making me puke. What can be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel something in the back of my throat making me puke. It has been two days and the doctor says it is just irritated from my vomiting the previous day but it feels like a hair is there and I feel it moves sometimes. It sits there. I know it is there but I cannot handle it, then it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Throat is highly sensitive and anything causing irritation can be annoying. Foreign body sensations in throat may be subjective or there can be some pathology causing it. Inflammation of structures in throat like uvula, tonsils or posterior pharyngeal wall can cause fo...  Read Full »

I have stomach bloating and abdominal pain, and I am always tired and sleepless at night. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I need medical advice. I have stomach bloating. The food I eat at night feels like it comes back to my mouth and it has this bitter and acidic taste. I feel nauseous because of this. I have mild chest pain and abdominal pains as well. I did an H.pylori blood ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Your problem is explainable by your weight and partly explained by the course of antibiotics you are taking. And there are certain other things like diet, lack of exercise, and underlying endocrinological pr...  Read Full »

I have developed chest pain due to overeating and scared of getting a heart attack. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old, and I have a question about my heart. So today, I have decided that I am going to start dieting, and the reason is I have been overeating. It is almost like I cannot stop eating. And I feel like it is beginning to cause chest pain. I was just wondering if losing weight ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I do not think your pain is related to the heart. However, it has got multiple causes. It seems like gastritis and acid reflux disease are its causes. However, do you have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, bu...  Read Full »

Can the lumps in my throat be due to COVID testing?

Query: Hi doctor, I had undergone tonsil removal 25 years ago, and now for the last week, I am noticing lumps in the throat where tonsils used to be there. I could not speak of how long they may have been there. I saw them while taking a COVID antigen (Lateral flow) test. Earlier I had taken these tests bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are the remnants of the old removed tonsils. They can swell and become inflamed too. You do not need any treatment as long as these remnants are silent without pain or sore throat. The acid reflux has a significant role in your complaint. I think you need a...  Read Full »

I had an acid reflux problem and a burning sensation on my tongue for some time. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an acid reflux problem and a burning sensationon my tongue for some time. Also, I notice some bumps on the side of the tongue. I am afraid that there might be some serious disease of the tongue. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. How long have you had this ulcer? Is this the first time, or have you got this before treating your GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)? Or did the ulcers appear after you stopped taking your medicines? I have reviewed your attachment ...  Read Full »

I have symptoms of acid reflux, pain in the armpit and the right jaw. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a history of acid reflux for about three years, and I used to take Nexpro 20 once a week. Then, I moved to another country, and the acid reflex issue almost disappeared. I would take one tablet in three weeks. I had been up to 112 kg in the past, and now I weigh 107 kg. Before shift...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. You seem to have three issues. First is the acid, next is the breast issue, and the third jaw-related issue. 1. For acid, continue taking Esomeprazole (antacid) 40 mg twice daily a half an hour before meals (not a...  Read Full »

Anyone I meet or share food with is definitely falling sick. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I was in working abroad until five years ago, where I was infected with fever. Since then, there are a lot of changes in my body. Severe body aches, that too the joints. Acid reflux. Hairy type skin peeling on mouth inner side. Burning sensation under my foot. That too on the back en...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, do not worry about it. I do not think you are suffering from any major disease. Regarding transmitting the infection to others, I think it is just a coincidence since your ESR and other parameters are normal ruling out active infection and also sharing utens...  Read Full »

I have asthma, with a foul smell coming from my nose and throat. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have allergic asthma and nasal polyp since the past year. I have seasonal asthma since my childhood, and during an endoscopy, they found a 7 mm polyp at the GE junction, which is benign. I am feeling fatigue, and some foul smell is coming from my throat and nose. My recent bloo...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. According to the history provided, you are having asthma and acid reflux disease. To cure asthma, I suggest using Salmeterol and steroid combination inhaler. Here steroid component can lead to throat irritation and secondary throat infection, for example, candi...  Read Full »

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