A 38-year-old male asked:
just got barium swallow it shows no acid reflux all normal. can allergies cause throat clearing and gagging cough? on occasion lump throat feeling muc
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Postnasal drips from nasal allergy or sinusitis can induce throat symptoms and a cough but then a barium swallow may not entirely rule out the presence of reflux. pH study is far more sensitive.
Answered on Mar 22, 2016
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