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Friday, November 28, 2008 Carolyn Gewin, Community Member, asks

Q: Can acid reflux cause blisters in the back of the throat?

I have had a sore throat for a  month or longer and am feeling very lethargic.  I have been treated with antibiotics with no noticable improvement.  My throat is still sore and I have "pus pockets" or blister-appearing sores in the back of my throat.  I have never experienced acid reflux that I know of; however, the doctor tells me I have the worse case of acid reflux they have ever seen.  They also looked into my nose and said the same thing.  I have heard others tell about waking with undigested food in their mouth and nose and a terrible burning that won't go away.  I have never had this.  Should I get a second opinion?  Thanks for any info.

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Kathy, Community Member
12/ 8/08 12:16pm

Carolyn, it looks like you posted a few weeks ago, so not sure if you will get this. But, I do have acid reflux that affects my throat as well. I have had a sore throat (and fatigue) for over 4 years now. I went to the ENT originally because I lost my voice and told him that I had a red and raw throat for months (this is going back 4+ yrs. ago) and he did take a look and said that it is GERD, Acid reflux... whatever. I was shocked because I don't have heartburn or any other symptoms. I am so used to the throat being raw and red that I don't even think about it. Now, after a few years of not taking anything for it due to other health issues I was handling, I am miserable because not only my throat hurts, but my ears are burning and my sinuses are burning. I am going to either go back to my ENT or just try taking Prilosec for a few months to see if that helps. So, to answer your question, it is very good possibility that it is acid reflux, Good luck and let us know if you found any relief... thanks!



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By Carolyn Gewin, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/13/14, First Published: 11/28/08