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reflux inflammed my xiphoid process and damged it

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i had a case of strep throat during my sickness i found it hard to eat but tried my best the third day of my sickness i had a pain and a tight spot right below my chest and inbetween my rib cage and found out it was my xiphoid process. for the past five days everytime i eat, drink, or even swallow i get this shooting intense pain and sometimes unbearable ive been to the doctor he thinks my acid reflux inflammed my xiphoid process and damged it. and it will heal in time but what can i do so i can just eat and drink without feeling im getting stabbed?

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replied May 31st, 2016
Acid Reflux Answer A57466
If you are having too much pain you can consult with your doctor and seek prescription of pain reliever transdermal skin patches. These can be applied over your sternum, and this will help relieve your pain.

In addition, you should take proper medications like antacids and proton pump inhibitors which can help relieve your symptoms due to acid reflux, and help with the symptoms.

I hope this helps.

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