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A 33-year-old male asked:

Hi doctor, can acid reflux cause nasal congestion , symptoms of cold (sneezing and runny nose) and malaise? thanks?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not usually - unless the reflux was so bad as to cause gastric contents to regurgitate into your mouth and nose. Even then, would likely occur as a single episode, not as continuous nasal congestion and runny nose.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Some sxs of acid reflux may include heartburn, regurgitation, cough, nausea, belching. Have you been evaluated for COVID 19?

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