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Extreme throat pain, swelling in esophagus, frequent fever, suspicion of GERD. Barium swallow done. How can I relieve pain?

Have been to 3 doctors my throat hurts my esophgus is swollen. I have two .6cm and one .3 cm on my thyroid . I had a barium swallow and they said I have an esophagus of a 9090 year old. I run fevers about ever 2you months. Doctors keep telling me I have gerd ..but I can eat what ever I want. I am 39not female. Please the throat pain is becoming so un bearable
Asked On : Fri, 11 May 2012
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Welcome to Health Care Magic.

Based on the information provided, the throat pain and the recurrent fever you have been experiencing is due to Pharyngitis secondary GERD.

Unless the primary cause( GERD in your case) is treated, you continue to have fever and throat pain.

Treatment of GERD includes using of Proton pump inhibitors ( omeprazole or pantoprazole or rabeprazole) in combination with a prokinetic agent ( Domperidone or Itopride) .

Along with the above medication , you need to change your dietary habits. You can not eat what ver you want.

Try to restrict fat and spice in your diet. Avoid all kinds of carbonated drinks and Beverages. Do not take hot dairy products especially at nights before going to bed. Try to take small multiple meals instead of heavy meals. Do not go to bed immediately after taking food, just wit for atleast 1 1/2 to 2 hours. You will definitely notice an improvement in your condition.

Betadine or salt water gargling will relieve the throat pain.

Hope you got my point
Answered: Fri, 11 May 2012
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