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Swallowed food down the wrong pipe, uncontrollable acid reflux, vomiting - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I swallowed food down the wrong pipe earlier. I am now having uncontrollable acid reflux + vomiting when I try to keep anything down. Even water. The pain seems to come in waves so that I am fine for a while + then it comes again.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   please give me few moments to read what you have typed
Doctor :   please describe the pain in detail
User :   It feels like stomach acid coming back up. It is not constant. I also feel pressure when it is happening.
Doctor :   what does the vomitus contain?
User :   water. Also earlier the food that went down wrong.
Doctor :   have you tried taking any medication to stop the vomiting?
Doctor :   how long back did you have this episode?
User :   I took pepto bismol which I threw back up. Also took pepcid ac for stomach acid but it did not work. 8 hrs
Doctor :   ok. 8 hours is a long time. if the vomiting is not controlled then
Doctor :   you will need to identify if there are any other serious causes associated
User :   It's not constant. sort of cycling
Doctor :   and take medical help with intravenous medications to stop the vomiting. and to make sure you are not dehydrated
User :   Is there anything I can do about the stomach acid?
Doctor :   you will not be able to anything on your own since you are not even able to withstand water
Doctor :   so you will not be able to take oral medications
Doctor :   hence injectables are needed to stabilize you and once vomiting is controlled
Doctor :   and then start you on acid supressing medications orally
User :   okay. thanks.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
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