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A 65-year-old female asked:

i'm diagnosed with tourettes & hiatal hernia. both cause dry cough. can it be known what's causing my dry cough. coughing since 8 y.o,.

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
An antacid: will help the cough caused by reflux associated with hiatal hernia. It will have no effect on a cough tic.

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