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Esophagitis (cont.)

Esophagitis Symptoms

Symptoms of esophagitis include:

  • Difficult and/or painful swallowing, especially if there is a feeling of food getting stuck on the way down
  • Heartburn, acid reflux, or unpleasant taste in mouth
  • Sore throat or hoarseness
  • Mouth sores
  • Nausea, vomiting, or indigestion
  • Chest pain, in the middle of the chest, often radiating to the back, usually associated with swallowing or soon after a meal
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Excessive belching

When to Seek Medical Care for Esophagitis

If you are experiencing chest pain that lasts more than a few minutes, especially if accompanied with shortness of breath or sweating, or if reflux symptoms are accompanied with fever, shortness of breath, excessive coughing, choking, or vomiting, call 911 immediately or activate the medical emergency response in your area and seek emergency care immediately.

If your symptoms are mild but have persisted for more than a few days, contact a health care practitioner.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/26/2016
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