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A 55-year-old female asked:

I have had a chokey productive cough for months. no pain in chest, no fever, worse when i lay down. doesn't seem to be drainage. no wheezing.

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Dr. Kevin Ziffra
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Could be acid reflux: Many patients with chronic cough are found to have laryngopharyngeal reflux or LPR for short. This is the movement of stomach acid into the throat. It can occur even in the absence of heartburn. The treatment involves dietary changes and acid reducing medication.
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Could be allergy: Although this could be reflux--allergy is another cause--you may try an over the counter allergy med in the evening and see if this resolves.

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Last updated Mar 10, 2019

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