Re: Can acid reflux reach the nose?
Yes, gastric juices can reflux up to the nose and mouth at times. I would try to get it under good control with all available methods, including medications, sleeping with head elevated, no late meals/snacks, no alcohol, caffeine in evening, etc. If you do all that preop, it is less likely to bother you post op. Be sure to each smaller amounts more frequently, no straws or carbonated beverages to fill your stomach with gas bubbles, no tight belts or waistbands. If you aren't on a medication for it, I would start one now to reduce acid in the stomach.