Reflux Laryngitis Follow-up

Updated: Sep 25, 2017
  • Author: Bardia Amirlak, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Continued monitoring of response to treatment and need for dose adjustment is essential. The primary tools include degree of symptom reduction, laryngoscopic improvement, ambulatory 24-hour pH monitoring to assess the degree of acid suppression, and physiologic correlation with symptoms prior to modifying treatment measures.

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Patient Education

Educating patients on physiologic abnormalities and events is essential to ensure their full participation to realize the maximum treatment benefits. Emphasize the need for continued pharmacological treatment, lifestyle, and dietary modifications and relation with possible esophageal symptoms.

For patient education resources, see the Heartburn/GERD/Reflux Center, as well as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) FAQs, Reflux Disease (GERD), and Laryngitis.

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