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Cold medicines that are good for GORD, sorethroat.

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hello, Im wondering which cold medicines would be good for gord and not cause any acid reflux, either lozenges, cough syrup (like prospane), I would prefer to have a couple recommendations for each, it is for a sore throat that has been going on for a couple of days, the gord was diagnosed by a specialist already

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Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.

Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
GORD itself could be contributing to your sore throat, since it can lead on to inflammation of the pharynx. In this case it is important to control the GORD, for which a course of Cap. Omeprazole 20 mg once daily before breakfast will be helpful.
Regarding sore throat and cold medicines, I will advise you betadine gargling first, or saline water gargling, which will help soothing the irritated pharnyx. A course of anti-histaminic such as Levocetrizine will be helpful as it will reduce the cold symptoms, and also not cause further GORD. Also if there is cough you can take Syp. Ascoril 2 teaspoons twice daily till the cough subsides. The cough lozenges does provide temporary relief, but you won't need them if you take Levocetrizine + Ascoril for the time being.
Hope this was helpful,

Patient replied :

thank you, you have been helpful, what do you think about prospane, would that be helpful? or would that one cause irratation

Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 3 Days.

Prospan can also be used if there is dry cough and lots of congestion.
It is definitely a good choice and won't cause further GORD.

Patient replied :

thank you very much! one last question, for the lozenges, which would you reccomend, like the strepsil, halls or any other kind? just for a extra relief

Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 2 Days.

Thank you for your follow up.
For the lozenges I will advise Strepsils, with a better recovery rate compared to halls.

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