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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: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 10 months 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 10 months ago.

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