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why do i gag when i cough

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Powitzky
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reflex: Coughing increases your intra abdominal pressure, decreases the pressure in the chest when you breath in. Sometimes this induces reflux acid to come u ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Gag relex: You may have an easily stimulated gag reflex.
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Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough: Try Delsym over the counter. Drink a lot of fluids and get some rest. You need antibiotics when the secretions turn colored. For pain take Tylenol ( ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Foods: It depends on what you cannot swallow. Hard solid foods, soft foods or liquids. You may have an obstruction in your upper gastrointestinal tract. ... Read More
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Dr. John Gaffney
25 years experience Psychiatry
Talk to your doctor : There are a few treatments that can be utilized to clear up phlegm from a cough. If it's a result of post-nasal drip, for instance, an intranasal ste ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Asthma therapy: Asthma patient recounts using multifaceted orthodox treatments, yet has continued to have symptoms. Many patients recount benefits from edible cannab ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: Well listen to your body and avoid ice cream. There are so many tests that can be done. You can go to a gi doctor but if ice cream is the only irritat ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dripping: You should either see a gastroenterologist and/or an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Common cold?: Impossible to accurately diagnose you over the internet but this may be due to excessive secretions in the back of the throat or dripping down from th ... Read More
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