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What causes acidic and blocking sensation in the throat? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 23-Jan-2014
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User:I am feeling a
Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am feeling acidity in my throat and also as if something is abstructing
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
Doctor:Since when you have this issue?
User:38 Years Male
User:8-10 Days
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor for this problem?
Doctor:Did you try any other medication?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:No Medication
Doctor:Do you have feel these symptoms are related to food intake?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:I am a smoker
Doctor:Blocking sensation in the throat can occur due to few medical conditions
Doctor:however based on the details provided, I would think of GERD as the most likely cause of this problem.
User:What is GERD
Doctor:You can try antacid - Syp Mucaine gel 1 tsp half an hour before food three times a day
Doctor:I would also add tablet rabeprazole 40mg once a day.
Doctor:Both these drugs can be tried for 2 weeks.
Doctor:If you don't feel better with these medications after 2 weeks
Doctor:you need to see a doctor for detailed evaluation
Doctor:to rule out other causes.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Should I get a check up done from an ENT
Doctor:GERD is a reflux condition
Doctor:here acid and undigested food particles from the stomach can regurgitate into the food pipe
Doctor:causing irritation, throat block and other symptoms.
Doctor:If you don't get better after 2 weeks, then you can consult a general physician
User:I do not feel that something is regurgitating to my throat
Doctor:I understand what you say
Doctor:this is an involuntary process
Doctor:and some individuals may not be aware of heartburning / regurgitation symptoms.
Doctor:GERD present with multiple symptoms.
User:Alongwith I feel feel a littlebit of pain (very less) in my right ear
Doctor:Chronic irritation and throat block sensation is one of those symptoms.
User:Any relation with Smoking?
Doctor:If you feel discomfort in your ear, perhaps the inflammation is spreading across to the ear.
Doctor:Ear and throat are connect by a tube.
Doctor:Smoking is known to cause GERD
Doctor:and that's why my first possibility was GERD.
Doctor:The medicines suggested are to control GERD.
Doctor:You can take them along with warm salt water gargles three times a day.
Doctor:If symptoms don't improve or worsen with these measures, you should proceed to consult a doctor.
Doctor:Either a general physician or ENT specialist can be able to evaluate you.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:So rabeprazole 40 mg is to be taken. Right
Doctor:Yes, rabeprazole with syp mucaine gel combination can be helpful.
User:O.k Doc. Thanks
Doctor:In addition to tit
Doctor:I urge you to quit smoking
User:I would try my best Doc'
Doctor:Restrict caffenated drinks and beverages including coffee/tea and alcohol.
Doctor:Avoid spicy food.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:No Doc. I'll take the medicine and would come back to you in case it doesn't improve.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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