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Horrible cough. Usually worse at night, but is getting horrible during day too. Starting to cough up flem (clear). Doc said it was acid reflux, nothing?

Horrible cough. Usually worse at night, but is getting horrible during day too. Starting to cough up flem (clear). Doc said it was acid reflux, nothing?

Yes, probably reflux: Chronic unexplained cough could be associaterd with acid reflux as well as bronchial asthma. You should ask your physician about a trial of medication for acid reflux and take for at least 4 weeks and see if improves. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Gum bled night b4 floss AM woke choke on acid reflux then dried blood in nose Afternoon spit not cough tsp of bright red blood in clear saliva Advise?

Gum bled night b4 floss AM woke choke on acid reflux then dried blood in nose Afternoon spit not cough tsp of bright red blood in clear saliva Advise?

Check it out: you need to see a periodontist For oral bleeding and you need to see a GI physician to check out your stomach area maybe even an ENT physician Don't ignore your problem ...Read more

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What can I take for acid reflux cough?

What can I take for acid reflux cough?

Cough: First take a liquid antacid, then a pill to reduce acid production in stomach, and then there is a great cough suppressant named benzonatate. The first two are available OTC, the last by prescription. See your local doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can a cough last with acid reflux can it last for months?

How long can a cough last with acid reflux can it last for months?

Long time.: The cough will last as long as the acidity is rising high enough to trigger the cough. Treat the esophageal problem and the cough will go away after a week to a month. ...Read more

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I noticed that I cough quite a bit, is this normal with acid reflux?

I noticed that I cough quite a bit, is this normal with acid reflux?

Yes, esp in AM: Yes, a chronic cough is 1 of the signs of acid reflux. Also, post-nasal drip (allergies), asthma, & lung problems could cause similar symptoms. These conditions cd be excluded by a good doctor asking questions & perhaps some basic testing. Without knowing more, it's hard to say which condition is causing the cough. R u taking antacid medications? TTYD about ur Sx & see if something is being missed ...Read more

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Is the only way to treat a cough caused by acid reflux to treat the acid reflux itself?

Is the only way to treat a cough caused by acid reflux to treat the acid reflux itself?

Treat the root cause: If a cough is caused solely by acid reflux, treating the reflux is the best and only solution. ...Read more

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How does it sound the acid reflux cough for infants?

How does it sound the acid reflux cough for infants?

Wheezing: sounds like chocking and wheezing as a matter of fact the acid injury can cause lung irritation and asthma ...Read more

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I've had a cough for 3 months tried cogh meds didn't work got chest xrays came back fine its not from acid reflux either what else could I do to help.?

I've had a cough for 3 months tried cogh meds didn't work got chest xrays came back fine its not from acid reflux either what else could I do to help.?

Sinuses? Reflux?: Why do you say it's not reflux? Cough that comes from reflux can be silent without any abdominal symptoms. It is also much harder to treat relying on strict diet control avoiding all acids, coffee, tea, sodas, etc... As well as not eating or drinking anything for 3 hours prior to laying down. In addition to proton pump inhibitor. It also could be chronic sinusitis. Have you had an ENT evaluation? ...Read more

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I have acid reflux. Is it common to cough up blood?

I have acid reflux. Is it common to cough up blood?

No: Coughing up blood is not typical from reflux. This could be a sign of something more serious if you really are coughing up the blood. You should consult with your physician and be evaluated for this. ...Read more

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How can I get a nagging acid reflux cough to go away? I am currently taking Prilosec 40mg, once a day, everyday.

How can I get a nagging acid reflux cough to go away? I am currently taking Prilosec 40mg, once a day, everyday.

PPI Rx: It appears that the Omeprazole is ineffective for you unless youare not taking it appropriately. It must be taken before anything is eaten in the morning or it losese 1/2 its effectiveness. If the symptoms still do not improve, I would recommend EGD be performed by a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Cough spams and when I cough it takes my breath and hurts in my left side of my chest. Acid reflux was told to me and I do get it sometimes.

Cough spams and when I cough it takes my breath and hurts in my left side of my chest. Acid reflux was told to me and I do get it sometimes.

Cough and chest pain: acid reflux can cause both cough and chest pain but there are other conditions that can cause these symptoms such as Emphysema, asthma, cardiac disease or valvular heart problems. Given that you are over 50 yrs old, I would see your doctor about your symptoms to try to determine the cause ...Read more

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I have a dry cough and feel very gaggy like i could get sick, morning is the worst time.I have acid reflux & low function gallbladder. What is thecause?

I have a dry cough and feel very gaggy like i could get sick, morning is the worst time.I have acid reflux & low function gallbladder. What is thecause?

Hiatal hernia/colic: Biliary colic, hiatal hernia are possible diagnosis. The low functioning gallbladder by tech hida may be contributor to nausea. You are outpatient, so you have choice about next step in care. Take a friend with you to doc, ask questions about risk/benefit of ongoing medical care, further testing, adding surgical removal of gallbladder, nissan wrap. Good luck. ...Read more

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Acid reflux, stomach pains, loss of sleep, cough, what to do?

Acid reflux, stomach pains, loss of sleep, cough, what to do?

Medical evaluation: Acid reflux can cause ulcers to develop in the stomach. In some instances, increased acid production and/or ulcer formation can be caused by a certain type of bacteria called h. Pylori that would need antibiotics to cure. A simple test at your physician's office would be able to determine this. ...Read more

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My ear aches and I have the chills and a cough and am fatigued and I think I have acid reflux.

My ear aches and I have the chills and a cough and am fatigued and I think I have acid reflux.

Ear ache,cough,: chills,fatigue sound like a cold/flu/upper respiratory virus.one should treat the symptoms.C doc if not better in 1 week. Reflux not related. ...Read more

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I have anxious burping habit & acid reflux. Recently , getting over cold, have cough. Will burping & coughing at the same time be harmful to me? Tips?

I have anxious burping habit & acid reflux. Recently , getting over cold, have cough. Will burping & coughing at the same time be harmful to me? Tips?

Burping: Most often people who are burping often are swallowing air and creating more belching and the cycle goes on. Coughing simultaneously is probably not additive. Try not to force yourself to belch. If you have excessive gas,drink hot(not too hot) water to break down the gas bubbles.You can also take simethicone after meals to prevent gas build up. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can fix chronic cough from gerd/acid reflux?

Can i tell me how i can fix chronic cough from gerd/acid reflux?

Meds and lifestyle: Chronic cough from reflux happens because a little stomch acid gets into your lungs at night. This sets up a cycle of inflammation. Try putting the head of your bed up on blocks so you're not totally flat. Avoid drinking liquids for an hour before bed. Avoid chocolate, alcohol, peppermint, spicy foods and tobacco. They relax the lower sphincter of your esophagus. You may need a ppi (med); ask doc. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural remedy to stop a cough due to acid reflux?

Can there be a natural remedy to stop a cough due to acid reflux?

Non-medicinal....: Some patients with gerd are helped by placing bricks under the foot of the bed so that they are sleeping somewhat upright. This lessens the amount of reflux by using gravity to their advantage. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more