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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Throat irritation

08/26/2009

Question:

it started with a acid reflux before 5 months, from that day i felt a lump in my throat. i refereed a doctor and he gave me omepezol,renitidine .. i was on these medicines for 6 months ..but the itchy sensation in my throat is not cured still.. it bothers me a lot and i can`t concentrate on my works .. please advice

Answer:

I would recommend a barium esophagram (X-rays of the esophagus) to rule out anatomical causes of your reflux that may be treatable. Allergy testing (including food allergies) should be obtained as this can be a cause of reflux and an itchy, irritated throat. Finally, a good head and neck exam by an ENT physician should be completed.

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Response by:

Lee   Zimmer, MD Lee Zimmer, MD
Assistant Professor or Otolaryngology, Director of Endoscopic Cranial Base Center
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati