Throat is sore from reflux, ideas on how to soothe it?

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KatherineG
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   Posted 6/23/2011 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Any recommendations on how I can soothe my throat?  I want to make sure whatever I use does not worsen my reflux.  Thanks to all of the veterans who have been helping me out so far!  I'm trying to keep a positive attitude as I have a long way to go, but this really does suck! cry
I'm hoarse and my throat is really sore.

janet s.
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   Posted 6/23/2011 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
In my case, I have found sucking peppermint candies to help and also taking mint Tums to ease the GERD even though I already take Protonix once a day. However, I am no doctor and these are just ways I've been able to help myself with that horrible sore feeling! Hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 6/23/2011 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Katherine,
 
A few tips for you :)
 
You can use vaporizers or humidifiers to soothe the pain in the throat. Sucking lolly pops and chewing gums helps in increased production of saliva which in turn helps in healing sore throat. The bicarbonates which are present in saliva helps in neutralizing the acids.  Avoid chocolate or peppermint candies as they tend to aggravate acid reflux.

Drinking enough water also helps in the healing process.
 
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couchtater
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   Posted 6/23/2011 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
When my throat is sore I like to gargle with warm salt water.
Joy

KatherineG
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   Posted 6/23/2011 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the ideas.  Anyone ever tried Slippery Elm losenges? I read they can be good, but there's so much info. out there, not sure what to trust!

couchtater
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   Posted 6/23/2011 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Several people here have mention taking them. I believe they said it helped.
Joy
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