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Foodpipe seems blocked, can't take anything down, lot of foam produced. Need advice

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Hi, my foodpipe seems blocked, can't take anything down, water comes back before it even reaches body temperature. There is a lot of foam production that I have to throw out. No acid feeling, no pains, but usually it goes away in 15 minutes, now I have it for over 12 hours and I am travelling, can't see my own doc now. Help!
Posted Fri, 13 Jul 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 55 minutes later
Hi

Thanks for posting your query

The information you have provided is suggestive of reflux disease

The esophagus gets inflammed with the digestive juices from stomach which come back and it gives a feeling of blockage

Because you are away here are few tips, later you can see your doctor who may advise you an endoscopy



1] Avoid spicy, fermented meals
2] Do not have heavy meals
3] Avoid smoking and alcohol
4] Wear loose clothes
5] Do not stoop
6] Do not lift heavy weights
7] Raise the head end of your bed
8] If Obese lose weight
9] If under stress - Manage stress levels by meditation and exercise

Take a prokinetic like Itopride that will help control symptoms

Hope this helps
Am available for followup queries
Do get back in case you have doubts
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Follow-up: Foodpipe seems blocked, can't take anything down, lot of foam produced. Need advice 1 hour later
thanks, it's sunday and there are no pharmacies nearby. I have pepsobismol, you think that may help reduce symptoms?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 4 minutes later
Hi

Thanks for your followup

Go ahead with it, It will help relieve acute symptoms

Hope this helps
Do not hesitate to write back in case you have any doubts
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Follow-up: Foodpipe seems blocked, can't take anything down, lot of foam produced. Need advice 1 hour later
Tried the fluid pepsobismil, but it won't stay in, feeling pretty desperate, anything you suggest I can do to relieve the symptomps?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 4 minutes later
Hi

Thanks for your followup

Try getting Tab Ondensatron it is avilable in mouth dispersible form

Just keep it in mouth and it will dissolve and should work

Am available for followup
Do write back
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