What is the remedy for sore throat?
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Slightly soar throat for 6 months
Posted Tue, 7 Jan 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 49 minutes later
Brief Answer: Could be gastro esophageal reflux disease Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query. I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through. Soar throats are mostly due to infections, but they dont last continuously for 6 months. If it has persisted for 6 months then there are two common possibilities for it: 1) GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease) 2) Allergic Pharyngitis GERD is a very common possibility in which there is excess acids in the stomach which keep refluxing in the esophagus and throat which you may not be aware of. This causes chronic inflammation in the throat presenting as soar throat. It generally happens at night when we are supine and gastro-esophageal sphincter opens up. This may respond to the use of ant acids. The other possibility is allergic pharyngitis. It is possible that you may be allergic to pollens or some other allergen leading to chronic inflamation. That may respond to anti histaminincs. Hope I am able to answer your concerns. If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you. If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer for me, so that I get a good feedback. In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link: bit.ly/dr-srikanth-reddy Wish you good health, Kind regards Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.