Quick Answer: What Foods Heal The Esophagus?

Here are five foods to try.

  • Bananas. This low-acid fruit can help those with acid reflux by coating an irritated esophageal lining and thereby helping to combat discomfort.
  • Melons. Like bananas, melons also are a highly alkaline fruit.
  • Oatmeal.
  • Yogurt.
  • Green Vegetables.

What can I eat with an inflamed esophagus?

Breads and Grains

For starch, consider putting crackers or bread into soups or broths to soften them. Cooked cereals that don’t have nuts or seeds are gentle enough for an esophageal soft food diet. Avoid bread crusts, muffins, dinner rolls, rice, and other hard, scratchy grains that can further irritate the esophagus.

How long does an inflamed esophagus take to heal?

In most cases, symptoms begin to improve within a few days of starting the right treatment. But it can take weeks for symptoms to go away completely. Esophagitis from an infection may be harder to cure if the immune system is severely weakened.

How do you treat an inflamed esophagus?

What Is the Treatment for Esophagitis?

  1. Medications that block acid production such as heartburn drugs.
  2. Antibiotics, anti-fungals, or antivirals to treat an infection.
  3. Pain medications that can be gargled or swallowed.
  4. Corticosteroid medication to reduce inflammation.

How do you know if your esophagus is damaged?

Common signs and symptoms of esophagitis include:

  • Difficult swallowing.
  • Painful swallowing.
  • Chest pain, particularly behind the breastbone, that occurs with eating.
  • Swallowed food becoming stuck in the esophagus (food impaction)
  • Heartburn.
  • Acid regurgitation.