OESOPHAGITIS




INTRODUCTION

Esophagitis may be a condition of inflammation of esophagus and it's a disease where it are often painful and make digglution [ swallowing ]difficult. Many causation behind it.. Sometimes Infectious, sometimes reflux or sometimes drug induced esophagitis..



Types of Esophagitis
  • Acute
  • Chronic


ACUTE OESOPHAGITIS

Where is acute inflammation of the oesophagus suddenly or for a few days..



CAUSATION
  • Swallowing extremely popular liquids
  • Impacted foreign bodies
  • Swallowing chemicals accidentally
  • Infection
  • Some diseases like hiatal hernia , diphtheria etc.


PATHOLOGY

Lesion is typically situated at the lower end of the oesophagus. there's hyperemia or abscess formation within the membranae. That's why causes inflammation.
SYMPTOMS
  • Acid reflux
  • Nausea [ tendency of vomiting ]
  • Sometimes vomiting of blood
  • Sometimes oral ulcer
  • Abdominal pain
  • Heart burn or burning sensation in chest
  • Chest pain


CHRONIC OESOPHAGITIS

It is a condition where patient feels heart burn or burning sensation in chest for while ..
CAUSATION
  • Maltreated acute esophagitis
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Reflux esophagitis for while


SYMPTOMS
  • Recurrent hematemesis [ blood vomiting ]
  • Dysphagia [ dryness of esophagus ]
  • Anemia
  • Burning sensation behind sternum [ middle bone of chest ]
  • Pain in chest

INVESTIGATION
  • Barium meal follow through X-RAY
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Biopsy should be finished checking out the causative organism.


MANAGEMENT

Cold mild should tend in small quantity frequently for immediate relief.. mind it cold mild acts as antacid..



HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES

Arsenic Alb 3 one dose twice daily
Asafoetida 30 one dose twice daily
NB:: it's a significant condition, so physician's consultation is usually get priority

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