Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease

When the gastric acids or juices travel up through the esophagus and larynx, and pharynx, it is known as laryngopharyngeal reflux. It does not exhibit similar symptoms of acid reflux, and hence it is known as silent reflux. Symptoms include hoarseness of voice, urge to clear throat, cough, feeling of something stuck in the throat, and irritation to the larynx.

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I feel something in my throat while swallowing. Is it a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a feeling of mucus or something in my throat for the last three weeks. For a week I had a feeling of swallowing issues, where I felt not all of it was sticking to my throat. Now that sensation has more or less gone away, I still do feel like grain in my throat after finishing t...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you are experiencing classically fit into globus pharyngeus. Manometric studies, endoscopy being normal, organic causes are ruled out. Hypo or hypomotility disorders would present in a typical manner and manometric studies would have shown something. Neu...  Read Full »

Why do I have excruciating pain in forehead with cough and sneeze?

Query: Hi doctor, I have excruciating pain in the left side of my forehead. It happens in the morning after waking up and the pain troubles me for two hours. This pain troubles me for two hours. It happens daily and after having these painful hours, everything goes normal during the rest of the day. I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) with rhinitis. You need further evaluation. You need to do a CT (computerized tomography) scan of the nose and sinus with nasal and laryngeal endoscopy. With the results, it is fine to find the cause whether there is any polyp o...  Read Full »

How to get rid of breathing difficulty that increases on spicy foods?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having breathing difficulty for the past four weeks. I went to a respiratory specialist, after doing a blood and urine test, and the doctor told me everything shows normal, but due to consuming too much coffee, I have too much acid in my body, which is the reason for the breathing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Where is the breathing issue? Is it in the lower airways like in the chest or upper airway like in the throat? Is there any blocked feeling or lump sensation in the throat that you are mistaking as breathing trouble? Is there sneezing, runny nose or post nasal drip?  Read Full »

What can be done for bad throat and ulcers inside throat?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has a bad throat for a month now. I believe it is because of excessive yelling all the time due to some reasons. She went to an ENT three weeks before and that did not help even a bit and there were other side effects of gas, worsening of piles, and constipation. She has pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With the symptoms and the pictures you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears your mother has some laryngopharyngeal reflux with associated inflammation in the posterior larynx. This along with the yelling would have resulted in edema ...  Read Full »

I have throat irritation with redness. Is it due to an infection or acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had throat irritation for 8 to 10 days. My throat is also a little bit reddish. But same time, my chest is also burning. So I consulted the doctor he gave me antibiotics and Pantosec D SR (Domperidone 30mg and Pantoprazole 40 mg). But still, throat burning is there. So I want to k...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common reason for having these symptoms can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be asymptomatic or never have gastric issues in between, the inflammation in the throat ofte...  Read Full »

Why do I have excess mucus in throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49-year-old male. I have a constant problem with excess mucus in my throat. I feel as if my food pipe is inflamed. I cannot eat anything. Whenever I eat something, this mucus problem gets aggravated. What disease is this? And how to get it treated? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Mishra Pransunchandra Akhileshchandra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am trying to understand your problem with the limited symptoms you have provided. Excess mucus in the throat can be due to constant irritation in the oral pharynx or mucus of the nose coming into the throat, called a post-nasal drip. Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease...  Read Full »

Why do I have white spots and pain in the back of my throat since three weeks?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old male, I weigh 220 pounds, and I am 5 feet tall. I have had a sore throat for three weeks now. I got tested for strep throat, but it was negative. However, I have white spots and pain in the back of my throat. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Throat pain with whitish lesions over the tonsils and pharynx lasting more than three weeks and not responding to treatment suggests viral pharyngotonsillitis. Usually, viral pharyngotonsillitis is associated with severe throat pain, generalized weakness, diffi...  Read Full »

I have a lump at the base of my tongue with drainage down my throat. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 62-year-old male in good health. I have had drainage down my throat. And I have been diagnosed with GERD and laryngeal reflux. I have a lump at the base of my tongue, and I have attached the images of it.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello,Welcome to per your concerns, bumps in the back of the tongue in the picture are called circumvallate papillae, which are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).You do not have to worry. However, if you have any symptoms like bleeding from the mouth, yo...  Read Full »

Why do I have bumps on the back of my throat near the tonsils for more than two months?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had bumps at the back of my throat next to my tonsils for more than two months. I am worried.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In the pictures sent by you, your back of the throat is congested with few bumps, which are the feature of pharyngitis (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It will resolve after your inflammation subsides. If it does not improve or wo...  Read Full »

Can exposure to a hot and dusty environment cause a burning sensation in the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, Over the last two weeks, I have been dealing with a weird fleeting burning sensation in my throat. Three weeks ago, I was working in construction and was exposed to a lot of fiberglass and dust that made me cough hard at times. I began to start wearing a mask, but following that, I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your full description of the query. The most important clue or point in the above history is getting relief after taking the tablet Advil (Ibuprofen). Exposure to fiberglass can cause soreness of the nose and throat, but little has been known about the health...  Read Full »

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