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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How to stop inflammation and swelling in the throat due to acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a tonsil cyst which enlarges in size for the past few days. The tonsil appears sticky, smooth, and semi-firm to touch, but there is no pain. I have attached the images.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.From the images attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I can see inflammatory signs like redness and edema. Do you have acid reflux with a burning sensation in your chest or stomach? Do you have a bitter taste in your throat while waking up in the ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 b...  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 »

What can cause the feeling of a lump in the throat with some swallowing problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a sensation of a lump in my throat with occasional nausea and difficulty in swallowing. I am having this issue for three months.   Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send a picture of your throat. Please mention whether you have reflux in the form of a burning sensation in the chest or stomach. Please mention whether you have a bitter taste in your throat while waking up in the morning. I need to see your reports of the inves...  Read Full »

How to treat a swollen and sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, For six weeks, my throat has felt swollen, constricted, and I have an odd kind of soreness on the right side of my throat and sometimes the upper right side of my sternum. I feel the constriction all the time, but the soreness only when I swallow. The soreness begins at the top of my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think that it is the effect of reflux. I advise you to stop Famotidine and start Omeprazole 40 mg, which is a proton pump inhibitor. It is more effective than Famotidine, especially in severe persistent cases like your case. You can start with two tablets before b...  Read Full »

Why do I get throat pain during swallowing?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain on the left side of my throat when I swallow for the past two days. I am not sick and do not have a sore throat, fever, swollen glands, or any change in my throat. I am a 51-year-old female. Do you know what this could be and what I can do about it?  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please capture a photo for your throat and send it to me. Do you have reflux in the form of a burning sensation in your chest or your stomach? Do you have a bitter taste in your throat when waking up in the morning?  Read Full »

What can I do to get rid of the feeling of something stuck in my throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from sinus issues. I have a feeling of something stuck in my upper right palatoglossal arch. When I apply pressure at certain tension areas on the right side of my neck or stick my finger there, the feeling disappears for a few seconds. Sometimes, I feel like a slight pressur...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This abnormal sensation on one side of your throat can be a result of a reflux problem. Acid reflux also presents as a burning sensation in the stomach and chest. It is also presented as a bitter taste in the throat when waking in the morning. Nasal and sinus issues...  Read Full »

What could be the purple area under the tonsils?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed some purple and black areas underneath my tonsils far down my throat. Are they veins? Or is it normal? I coughed hard and noticed these after. I am not sure if I am noticing. I do get reflux and trouble swallowing sometimes. I have my tonsils intact. They are small. I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I see that you are normal. That blue area is just veins. The prominent red arteries are because of severe cough and recurrent reflux. Continue Lansoprazole and avoid cold and spicy foods. ...  Read Full »

Is small bump on the throat with mild burning and raw feel a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am someone who suffers from health anxiety. I notice a lot of changes with my body. However, I had an appointment to get my throat looked at today but was declined due to COVID-19 concerns. I do not feel this is COVID-19 related, however. I have a spot on my bottom right side of my...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not be so worried like that. It is a minor sickness. You just need a symptomatic treatment as an antihistamine and anti-inflammatory drugs.Your throat is deep dusky red in color (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is not normal. I think ...  Read Full »

I have two painful white spots on my palatoglossal arch and it is hurting. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,Two days ago, I was eating some food, and afterward, I noticed the back of my throat was hurting. I did not think anything of it, and as I went on, it got worse. I took a picture of it which is on my palatoglossal arch right below my tonsil. There are two whites spots, and they are infl...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be a simple inflammation. Continue the mouth wash and the analgesic plus an antibiotic as Amoxicillin 500 three times daily for a week. Do you have reflux? Or any other chronic diseases?  Read Full »

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