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My son's throat hurts when he takes a deep breath.
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Customer: He has a nodule on his thyroid and has asthma and acid reflux. Doctors don't seem to take his seriously. It is affecting his daily living. He is in college
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 months ago.
Hello,I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.As a matter of fact; all the three causes Thyroid nodule, asthma and acid reflux) you mentioned can contribute to the hurting of the throat on the deep breath. But usually it is acid reflux which is likely to be the biggest culprit here. Following is the treatment;1) antacids; Maalox2) acid blocker; Prilosec3) loosing weight, if overweight.4) avoiding alcohol, citrus fruits and juices, chocolate, and tomato based products5) avoiding large meals. Eat 5 small meals in a day.6) wait three hours after the meal before you sleep.7) elevate head end of the bed by 8 inches.For acid reflux (GERD), following also would be helpful;A. Herbs;1) Cranberry2) PeppermintB. Homeopathy1) Nux Vomica2) PulsatillaC. Nutrition and supplements;1) Multivitamin; vitamins A, C, E, the B vitamins, and trace minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, and selenium.2) Probiotic supplement3) Omega 3 fatty acid4) Avoid; cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.5) Also avoid; white breads, pastas, and especially sugar, red meats,6) Eat lean meats, cold water fish, tofu, beans, olive oil You may ask his doctor to change the inhaler medication if he is on any for asthma. The side effects of inhalers can cause pain in throat during deep breathing. Please feel free for your follow up questions.I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.Thanks for using Just Answer.
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