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How do you get rid of acid reflux in your throat fast?

I am a 27 year old male. I want to know how do you get rid of acid reflux in your throat fast?

4 Answers

Use over the counter meds like Pepcid AC, avoid smoking, alcohol, fatty meals, don't eat late at night, cut on the coffee consumption
Drink water soon after in order to wash the acid down into your stomach.
The answer to your question is not simple. Everything depends upon why you have the reflux of acid into your stomach. This can be due simply to reflux with a poor pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter or it can be due to problems with gastric emptying or motility. Simple measures that you can take now until you can have proper diagnostic testing done by a gastroenterologist, include drinking alkaline water. Eat meals that are free of acid containing food. Do not eat within 4 to 5 hours of bedtime. Eliminate caffeine chocolate and alcohol from your diet. You can make a solution of bicarbonate water using 1 L of alkaline water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda and use that to gargle to help relieve symptoms. In addition, you could buy bicarbonate gum that goes by the brand-name between! Which you can buy on the Internet. I would highly suggest you join the Facebook group Stretta for Gerd and LPR reflux.You can also to antacid tablets or use over-the-counter acid lowering medication temporarily until you can be more properly diagnosed and treated. In the Facebook group, you will find many discussions about your issue as well as in the files section of that Facebook group you will find instructions on controlling your disease. There is another very good website you can visit to teach yourself about reflux disease that has a lot of good questions and answers that apply. That group is
This should respond to Tums or something similar. For longer term control, pepcid and prilosec will work.