INFLAMMATION THROAT

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pauline
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/16/2006 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
 I HAVE A PROBLEM. JUST RECENTLY THAT I WAS DIAGNOISED OF GERD. ALSO I HAVE INFLAMMATION OF THE THROAT THAT THE LEFT SIDE OF MY NECK IS SWOLLEN TOO CAUSE IF THE INFLAMMATION  OF THE THROAT. COULD SOMEBODY HELP ME TO RELIVED THE INFLAMMATION IN MY THROAT. THANKS,TROPICAL

Joan M
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 6/16/2006 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
You might try cepacol lozonges, kinda pricey though. Any cough drop will make your throat better. The best is spray (sore throat spray). Chloraspetic is an old brand. Hope ya feel better soon.

Mouth wash is not a bad either, gargle with it. If you can handle it, gargle with salt water. I stick seedless grapes in the freezer and use them sometimes. Ice cubes are also excellent.

You should talk to your doctor, of course. Take care of yourself.

mlp
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   Posted 6/22/2006 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
You might want to ask your doctor about carafate. It's a liquid prescription that I gather is generally used for ulcers. My doctor prescribed it for me last fall when my throat was bothering me after a really bad period of acid reflux/gerd. It took a few days but the carafate really helped.

I assume you have seen a gastroenterologist? Have you had an endoscopic exam? If not you may want to ask your doctor about that so they can determine what kind of damage has been done to your esophagus.

My gastro doctor said if my throat didn't start feeling better I should consider seeing an ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor. I found it wasn't necessary.

Good luck.

mlp

Rachel18
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/22/2006 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   

I was prescribed carafate after having several stomach biopsies done, and apparently fell into the small percentage who experiences an adverse effect.    I also have Gerd and a history of severe throat problems.  Most throat lozenges contain menthol which upsets my stomach and exacerbates my reflux.  I found that glycerine drops help by coating the throat, and from the health food store- propolis lozenges (which I swear by!).

Another alternative is to take a liquid antacid like mylanta-- something aluminium or magnesium based which will coat your throat and help with the stomach acid.  I've heard gargling with baking soda will help restore the natural Ph in the throat, but personally prefer a few drops of t-tree oil in water-- which helps against infection.

My Dr. told me that people with Gerd often have throat problems.  Sleep propped up so that you are less likely to have stomach acid in your throat at night. 

Good luck!

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