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getting rid of a throat ulcer

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  • Posted By: pondering
  • July 15, 2007
  • 09:44 PM

I have recently been diagnosed with GERD. My reflux has caused an ulcer in my throat under my vocal cords. It gets very painful. Doctors have "controled" my reflux with prevacid, but the ulcer has not healed. The ulcer grabs and cramps, and wakes me at night with a choking sensation. I am looking for a cure for healing my ulcer, preferably herbally. Thanks for any suggestions and information.

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  • Hi,I have a similar problem - ulcer in throat caused by GERD. My doc has had me on Nexium for about 4 weeks so far, but I can't tell if it is helping. What I have found that helps is:- I raised the head of my bed (using wood blocks) about 5 inches so acid cannot leach up while I'm sleeping.- A half spoon of honey swallowed very slowly seems to help put out the evening fire.- I try to reduce my "talk-time" as talking seems to intensify the problem.- When away from home, I carry some ecoliptus cough drops to put out the fire if I need it.- Sipping herbal tea seems to sooth. At work I've started using "Throat Care" tea which contains honey.- Evening: Most of my discomfort (spasms and burning) seems to happen in the evening and usually I feel best in the morning. That is, IF I got a good nights sleep (which is rare). After experimenting with bland food and antiacids at night (with mixed results), I started thinking it was because evening was when I was most likely to eat more solid or scratchy foods which "works" my gullet harder and irritates the lining of my throat and esophogus. So, for a few days, I switch to liquid or very soft foods (non acidic) and chew food extra long and swallow small amounts at a time. THIS MAKES A DIFFERENCE because it gives the ulcer some "gentle time" to heal.Hang in there and be gentle to your gullet!Jim
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  • I Am Not A Dr. But I Would Try Aloe Vera Juice 4 Oz A Day And Possibly Rinse Mouth With Aleo Vera Gell Or Just Use The Juice.. Good Luck Take This All The Time Daily
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    • September 13, 2007
    • 09:02 PM
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