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A 54-year-old male asked:

After i eat i always have this crackling in my chest.i hear it when i breathe to get rid of it i have to cough or clear my throat of clear mucus.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Chest crackling: Eating may cause a reflexive asthma like reaction causing the crackling sound and cough instead of wheezing. It may be more frequent with certain foods. Another possibility is gastroesophageal reflux with some aspiration into your trachea. I recommend that you consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation and advice. A swallowing study and barium swallow examination may be advised
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