Dysphagia, should I avoid talking?

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frantic
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Date Joined Aug 2014
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   Posted 8/16/2014 4:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, I've been having mild symptoms of dysphahia due to acid reflux. My voice is a little coarse and my throat is often dry. I'm on PPIs to help heal the inflammation but was curious if avoiding speech would aid recovery? I haven't found such a recommendation on various sites even though it seems logical to me.

Any thoughts?

gtothep82
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   Posted 8/16/2014 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, it might help you. I know that when I talk real loud or scream/yell, my vocal cords and throat sometimes get irritated, which doesn't help with the dysphagia. However, I wouldn't go as far as not talking. If anything, maybe talk less or not as loud for a day or two. What helps me is sipping on chamomile tea and chewing on gum that contains baking soda, since it seems to have a coating effect (at least it feels that way to me). Another thing that helps me is staying hydrated, especially overnight. If i go to bed even a bit thirsty I'll keep waking up throughout the night with a dry/sticky throat, which can be uncomfortable and probably isn't an ideal condition for the throat to be in. Good luck!

frantic
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Date Joined Aug 2014
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   Posted 8/16/2014 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your reply, these are exactly the things I've been doing actually.
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