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Pain in food pipe. Is there any home remedy that can help apart from the medicine?

I am having a pain in my food pipe. The pain is persistent, however it increases manifolds, if I eat or drink. I visited a GP today and they advised me to take Nexium: esomeprazole Multiple Unit Pellet System - 40 Mg. After taking the medicine the pain reduced and I was able to take food with less pain. However after few hours the pain is back. Is there any home remedy that can help apart from the medicine.I have been advised one tablet a day, Can I take more than 1 tablet, if there is pain.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
With the available described symptoms, there appears to be possibility of esophageal (Food pipe) ulcer.
Aggravation of pain while eating and drinking suggests the diagnosis.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ gastroenterologist and should go for thorough check up.
You should go for endoscopy to rule out possibility of esophageal ulcers.
You can take Nexium twice in day along with local anesthetic agent for better swallowing.
You should take hot solid foods and try to take soft food.
You can take cold milk for relief.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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