A 64-year-old member asked:
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i have had chronic throat clearing for several months. larynoscopy, endoscopy, barium swallow all negative. nexium, (esomeprazole) nasacort didn't help. any ideas?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Cough: Are you taking any medications that could cause a cough - stopping these may help. Trial of a medication to help reduce the cough, tessalon perles, (benzonatate) may be a benefit. Also, testing and treatment of asthma may also help reverse the symptoms.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Habit: Since it developed over the last few months my first thought would be a post nasal drip possibly caused by allergies. However, if the nasacort (triamcinolone) has not helped and tests have ruled out the other possiblities, it may just be a habit that you developed.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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