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GERD, get frequent sore throats, have been swallowing mucus non-stop throughout the day causing lumpy throat and voice. Normal?

Hi, I have been swallowing mucus non-stop all day, now feel i have an irritated lumpy throat and voice, upset stomach and quite a lot of mild reflux . I suspect i suffer from GERD/ IBS and am having endocope/colonscope carried out in 10 days time. With GERD issues over the last 2 years or so I have had more sore throats than usual, however I have never had this constant swallowing/mucus before and it worries me a little. Is this normal?
Asked On : Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Do you have fever/ cough/ running nose?
If yes, then you are suffering from acute Flu fever with probably secondary bacterial infection causing mucus production.
If no, then there is high chances of getting throat irritation because of refluxed acid.
You should consult with physician and should go for proper treatment.
Treatment of flu fever includes use of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, decongestants. You should also perform gargles using lukewarm water with pinch of salt.
If you are suffering from GERD, then you should take proton pump inhibitors (Pantaprazole, rabeprazole, omeprazole) along with prokinetics (levosulpiride, itopride).
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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