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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. Mark Ingerman
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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more