A 50 year old patient came to Emergi-Care walk in medical center with the complaints of sore throat, burning pain in the chest and having bad breath and sour taste in his mouth. The patient was seen by another physician who diagnosed the patient with pharyngitis and was given the antibiotics. The patient didn’t improve with the treatment. Dr. Jain examined the patient and ordered the blood tests, chest x-ray and EKG which were normal. The patient was diagnosed with possible reflux of acid in to the esophagus. The patient was given nexium to be taken half an hour before meal.
The patient was followed in one week and responded well to the treatment. His sore throat was not from the infection but it was because of the acid reflux from stomach in to the esophagus.