Burning pain in food pipe
I am having a burning pain in chest since last 2-3 months. The doctor identified it as GERD after several tests including blood tests, ECG, H. phylori, etc and prescribed pantaprazole 40 mg daily for 1 month. However, after taking for 40 days and along with lifestyle changes like cutting off caffeine, spicy ,fatty foods, sleeping 3 hours after meal, having 5 separate meals,etc, I feel no major relief. Have now lost weight by 6 kgs in 2 months. Last week I visited another GI specialist who did an upper GI endoscopy and mentioned following in report : few white curdy patches in the food pipe,GEJ 40 cms, Lax LES. His diagnosis was GERD with esophagal candidiais . RUT for H phylori of biopsy was negative. He prescribed me fluconazole for 7 days, but no major relief yet after the course. Kindly suggest what could be the exact medicine for this. I appreciate a suitable answer.
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Dr. Venkat Raghav
General Physician 4 yrs exp Bangalore
Hello ... I feel sorry for your condition It's very rare to see esophageal candidiasis is rare... Its seen in immune compromised person ..if you don't have any other chronic illness or not on chemotherapy candidiasis wouldnot be the cause.. You be persistent your food habit.. Even if its candidiasis Lax esophageal spinchter causes burning sensation not candidiasis. Anyhow you practice taking curd rice, butter milk with food along with over practice. Never make even slight change in your practice ,let me know if symptoms subside after one month.
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