Reflux Laryngitis Treatment

What is Reflux Laryngitis?

What happens when your doctor says you have some reflux tissue changes from stomach acid? But you never feel any acid and heartburn.

What is it? Reflux laryngitis is a type of irritation caused by some kind of chemical or acid in the back of the throat due to the backflow of stomach fluids into the throat. It mostly occurs at night when you are sleeping. About half of all patients that have reflux to the level of the voice box (larynx) do not have heartburn. One Medical Study found that some people report waking with an irritating cough, or burning in their throats.

Typical Symptoms Associated with Reflux Laryngitis

  • Gravely, hoarse voice
  • Low pitch
  • Lump in the throat feeling
  • Burning in the throat
  • Excessive throat clearing
  • Coughing
  • Excessive mucous
  • Bitter/sour taste in the mouth
  • Worsening of symptoms with spicy foods

Factors that make reflux worse

Spicy, fatty food, and mints can make reflux worse. Also, going to bed with a full stomach of can make nighttime symptoms worse.
You should wait about 2 hours after eating dinner before you lay down.

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Reflux Laryngitis Treatment at Home

Reflux laryngitis can be treated at home by doing the following:

  • Follow a bland diet low acid levels, low in fat, not spicy.
  • Eat frequent, small meals.
  • Avoid the use of alcohol, tobacco and caffeine.
  • Do not eat food less than 2 hours before bedtime.
  • Raise the head of your bed before sleeping.
  • Avoid clearing your throat.
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What you can expect from Flanax?

  • Improvement of voice disorder
  • Improvement of associated complaints
  • Decreased swelling in throat and voice box
  • Decreased redness in throat and voice box
  • Decreased mucus production

Taking the Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets and Flanax Throat Lozenges together will help relieve reflux laryngitis.

Ask your doctor for other suggestions and tips on treating and preventing Reflux Laryngitis

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