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LPR symptoms

My dad has been coughing sneezing and blowing nose since 1year. Doctors thought it's jus common cold but aft 6 months i lost hopes. After further research online I now suspect what my dad's facing might be Laryngopharyngeal Reflux. Over the last 2 years we notice some change in his voice. He feels.like something is there behind hos throat (like sputum) He tries to clear throat but nothing comes out. Also a feel like something is stuck between throat and nose. Due to which he keeps blowing nose. Only if Hot water is consumed this cough stops. ENT doc used medical mirror to check my dad's throat and ear. She said everything is normal. So currently he was put into ANTACIDS. BUT that's not curing the symptoms too. Do i need to get an ENDOSCOPY done? If yes, would that be Nasal or Oral ENDOSCOPY? Can LPR be cured? My dad s diabetic and obese too. Thanks in advance.
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Dr. Pinaki Mazumder
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Your dad may be suffering from allergic rhinitis besides LPR. Please get a routine blood test, absolute eosinophil count along  with rigid fibre optic laryngoscopy done from a good center. Besides treatment for LPR,. he should be treated with steroid nasal spray to alleviate nasal symptoms. Treatment for LPR should be continued for a prolonged period, may be for lifetime.
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Hello there...i understand your concern...try eating several small meals instead of three large ones whenever you can...Avoid foods that irritate your stomach, especially those that are spicy, acidic, fried or fatty... avoid coffee,tea etc... Avoid stress,consider calming activities, such as meditation, yoga etc...sleep with head raised position and have dinner at least 2 hours before sleep..do regular exercises...take pantaprazole 40 mg twice daily before food with above....consult gastroenterologist if symptoms persists
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