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heartburn, chronic cough, a feeling of a "lump in the throat" what could this be ?and what to do with it ?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Reflux: Probably all related to acid reflux condition. This may require dietary control and medications. Check with your doctor.

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