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I have had a "garlic" like bad taste in my mouth for almost

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I have had a "garlic" like bad taste in my mouth for almost two weeks now. It comes and goes and I often have a feeling like I have swalled a pill in my throat. I burp alot and it taste like what ever I ate laste. I feel like I always have dragon breath. I have always been alittle on the gasy side so that is the same. What can I do?
Your symptoms are most probably related to gastro-esophageal reflux in which the gastric contents reflux back into the esophagus and you taste like it in the mouth also.
Treatment includes lifestyle modification and medicines
Avoid excessive smoking, coffee and alcohol intake.
Exercise and prevent over weight.
Medicines include OTC like antacids, Rantac 150mg twice a day.
Prescription include omeprazole, metoclopromide, cisapride.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I have tried pepcid but it doesn't seen to be making much of a diference. I don't somke at all and dring only on special occations. I wieght 160lbs so I think Im on the right track. What kind of foods should I tried to avoid??
First of all take your dinner at least 2 hrs before going to bed.
Avoid oily and fat rich food, chocolate, carbonated drinks, acidic foods like tomato based preparations and citrus juices, peppermint. You can also avoid excessive cauliflower and broccoli.
If you have no benefit from pepcid try proton pump inhibitors liker omeprazole.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank You SOOOO much! You were very helpful.
You are most welcome.