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I have been suffering for burning of throat from past 3 months. I got an endoscopy done, there was a mild gastritis of the antrum, nothing else, the ENT doctor checked my throat, he told me it was sore due to reflux. I raised my bed by  5 inches, still no relief. Took some home remedies, gave up spices, chocolate etc, no relief, I am on prilosec 20mg . Any help please.
Arti

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Hi arti,
Confirm the diagnosis with 24 hours pH monitoring.
After confirmation the treatment suggested are -

1. PPI twice a day before food for 4-8 weeks
2. Life style modifications

Life style modifications include-
1. Head elevation while sleeping
2. Small frequent meals
3. Going to bed 2- 3 hours after food
4. Avoiding bed time snacks
5. Avoiding smoking and alcohol
6. Avoiding tight fitting clothes
7. Avoiding cola, citrus drinks, carbonated drinks, tea, coffee, spicy food
8. Weight reduction

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