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A 20-year-old male asked:

Recently i have been having problems with inhaling air. i feel like there is hands choking me lightly, i feel like this 24/7 and it's starting to make me feel anxious. my dad has gerd so i think that it may be the cause, but i need to make sure?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
GERD/aspiration: If the symptom also is associated with heartburn, an acidic taste in your mouth, taking an over the counter PPI, avoiding excessive spicy foods, caffeine and late night snacks/meals may relieve these symptoms. If you experience cough, fever, runny nose, please have a screening test for COVID 19. COVID 19 may present with few symptoms, and fatigue is a common clinical feature. Please follow up.
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