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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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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com.As 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 »

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. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 throa...  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 icliniq.com. 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. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com 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 »

Will gastroesophageal reflux disease with laryngopharyngeal reflux cause throat dryness?

Query: Hi doctor, My throat is so dry, and it is very painful to swallow. I saw an ENT, and he looked and said my voice box was incredibly dry. But there is nothing he can do. This has been going on for days now. Probably a week or two. I have been on several antibiotics. And I just stopped today, in case...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please give me a few minutes to answer your query.   Read Full »

What do small red bumps at the back of my throat indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old male with a height of 5'7 feet and a weight of 69 kg. Six months before, I had a severe dry cough, and that got over by a week on its own I did not take any medicine. I also got few ulcers in my mouth, and that healed in a week. That time, I noticed four small red bump...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason for this irritation in the throat with a feeling of a lump or something obstructing while swallowing saliva can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Bumps at the back of your tongue ...  Read Full »

Is cough associated with gastric diseases?

Query: Hello doctor, I have cough problem for five years. I have tested for TB as well, but it was negative. Before, I used to take prescribed medicines by the doctor and get relief. But for the last five months, I have a continuous cough with vomiting, sometimes. Kindly guide me on what to do.  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

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

What is GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux)?

Query: Hi doctor, It started around a month ago with tightness in the throat. When I got to the doctor, I was able to talk for only one time, that too, through the phone. Doctor prescribed me a tablet Penicillin, and I took it every six hours for 10 days. I also got anti-inflammatory Diflam throat spray, ...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com The most common reason for having this irritation in the throat with a feeling of a lump or something obstructing while swallowing saliva can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be 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 »

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