What causes acidic and blocking sensation in the throat? - Online Doctor Chats
I am feeling a
Dr. XXXXXXX here
How can I help you?
I am feeling acidity in my throat and also as if something is abstructing
May I know your age and gender?
Since when you have this issue?
38 Years Male
Have you seen a doctor for this problem?
Did you try any other medication?
Are you there?
Do you have feel these symptoms are related to food intake?
Let me brief you.
I am a smoker
Blocking sensation in the throat can occur due to few medical conditions
however based on the details provided, I would think of GERD as the most likely cause of this problem.
What is GERD
Both these drugs can be tried for 2 weeks.
If you don't feel better with these medications after 2 weeks
you need to see a doctor for detailed evaluation
to rule out other causes.
Have you followed?
Should I get a check up done from an ENT
GERD is a reflux condition
here acid and undigested food particles from the stomach can regurgitate into the food pipe
causing irritation, throat block and other symptoms.
If you don't get better after 2 weeks, then you can consult a general physician
I do not feel that something is regurgitating to my throat
I understand what you say
this is an involuntary process
and some individuals may not be aware of heartburning / regurgitation symptoms.
GERD present with multiple symptoms.
Alongwith I feel feel a littlebit of pain (very less) in my right ear
Chronic irritation and throat block sensation is one of those symptoms.
Any relation with Smoking?
If you feel discomfort in your ear, perhaps the inflammation is spreading across to the ear.
Ear and throat are connect by a tube.
Smoking is known to cause GERD
and that's why my first possibility was GERD.
The medicines suggested are to control GERD.
You can take them along with warm salt water gargles three times a day.
If symptoms don't improve or worsen with these measures, you should proceed to consult a doctor.
Have you followed?
So rabeprazole 40 mg is to be taken. Right
Yes, rabeprazole with syp mucaine gel combination can be helpful.
O.k Doc. Thanks
In addition to tit
I urge you to quit smoking
I would try my best Doc'
Restrict caffenated drinks and beverages including coffee/tea and alcohol.
Avoid spicy food.
Do you have any other questions?
No Doc. I'll take the medicine and would come back to you in case it doesn't improve.
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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