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D you mean drinking water or alcohol?
Inflammation in the stomach lining is the common cause. Best wishes,Please reply back if you need any further clarification.It was my pleasure to help you today.
Yes --this is likely due to the severe esophagitis.
You will need to continue with omeprazole 20 mg twice daily for 8 weeks.
Ok --then your hiatal hernia is worsening.
Also get checked for h pylori infection
H pylori can be checked o stool or breath test.
Hiatal hernia can be checked by CT scan of abdomen with contrast.
Yes you should get the CT scan and H pylori test both.
If h pylori is present, you will need antibiotic therapy.
Meanwhile, avoid any spicy and greasy food.
High fiber diet is better.
If you want to get the breath test, then you should be off omeprazole or lansoprazole for at least a week or otherwise test result will not be accurate.
yes you can try switch to 30 mg lansoprazole daily.
Ok you can follow what your doctor suggested.
Very unlikely for short term use.
So far you have not --given your symptoms, you should be fine.