Our patient education library supplies information on diseases, disorders, and treatments of the head and neck, most commonly the ears, nose and throat.
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GERD and LPR
...And sometimes, adult patients may experience symptoms related to either GERD or LPR like: Heartburn Belching Regurgitation (a surge or rush back) of stomach contents Frequent throat clearing or coughing Excess mucus A bitter taste A sensation of burning or throat soreness Something “stuck” or a “lump” in the back of the throat Hoarseness or change in voice Difficulty swallowing Drainage down the back of the nose (post-nasal drip) Choking episodes (can sometimes awaken from sleep) Difficulty breathing, if the voice box is affected Signs in infants and children are different from adults and may include: Breathing problems such as a cough, hoarseness, noisy breathing, or asthma Pauses in breathing (apnea) or snoring when sleeping Feeding difficulty (spitting up) Turning blue (cyanosis) Choking Apparent life-threatening event where there is arching of the back while in distress Trouble gaining weight or growing What Causes GERD and LPR...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...These infections can contribute to breathing problems, nasal obstruction and swallowing difficulties, and sleep problems...

Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
... Complications include failure to gain weight, bleeding, breathing problems, hoarseness, and/or inflammation of the esophagus, known as esophagitis...