GERD (as cause of chronic Sore Throat)

Consider as sore throat becomes a chronic complaint, & work-up all negative

  • GER Sx (bloating, heartburn, burping) may or may not be present.
Give a therapeutic (i.e. diagnostic) trial: proton-pump inhibitor at a decent dose.
  • If no help, consider empiric Tx for Allergic Nasopharyngitis
  • Still no help, explore mood symptoms, & bail out to ENT.

See posting Sore Throat – 2.

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