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I have heartburn that tastes like soap and a sore throat. My

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I have heartburn that tastes like soap and a sore throat. My primary thinks I have ulcers. I am elderly (gosh, I hate that word.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

Hi there ...

Thank you for your question ...

Heart burn often presents with sore throat because of acid reflux that makes the lining of throat inflamed .

Sometime as age progress lower esophageal sphincter become lax and acid reflux back even in the absence of any ulcer and as a result patient prsents with heart burn , sore throat and even some cases asthma .

So it would be ideal for you to have a six week course of Cap Omeprazole 20 mg once at bed time.

Meanwhile avoid fatty meal , avoid cheese , coffee , chocolates .

Keep head end of the bed rise while sleeping and see response , you will improve within 6 weeks .

Good luck .

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Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

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