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Hiatus hernia, have sore throat since weeks, no relief with medicines. Suggestive remedy?

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hi doctor i was diagnosed with hiatus hernia last april and now i am suffering from sore throat and its been two weeks now i have taken atbiotics to no avail and the pain killers dont seem to help..please help cause this is so distressing.

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Posted Fri, 7 Jun 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 4 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

Sore throat can be due to infection ( bacterial or viral) or it could be due to acid reflux disease.
Since there is no relief with antibiotics and it is persistent for more than 2 weeks, infection is less likely. So the other possibility should be considered. Hiatus hernia is one of the predisposing factors for reflux disease. So I would suggest you to take medications like omeprazole for relief. I would also suggest you do salt water gargling and take tylenol.

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Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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