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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
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
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.
Lee Zimmer, MD
Assistant Professor or Otolaryngology, Director of Endoscopic Cranial Base Center
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati