Acid Reflux Throat
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) happens when the stomach contents of partially digested meals flow all the way the back into the throat and possibly as far back as the nasal airway. This can affect almost anybody.
Adults with this infliction usually grumble that the back of their throat has a sour or acidy taste, a burning sensation, or they have something stuck in there throats. Certain patients could experience breathing difficulty if the voice box is reached by these stomach contents.
With children and infants LPR could bring about breathing issues, like the following; sleep disordered breathing, turning blue (cyanosis), aspiration, pauses in breathing (apnea), croup, asthma, feeding difficulty (spitting up), cough, hoarseness, stridor (noisy breathing), apparent life threatening event (ALTE), and even a severe deficiency in growth. Immediate and appropriate treatment of LPR particularly in children is crucial.
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Symptoms
Frequent throat clearing
Spasm of the larynx (voice box)
Relentless sense of something in the throat
Dysphagia (swallowing difficulty)
Unnecessary phlegm in the throat
Breathing passage blocked
Constant throat pain
Post nasal drainage