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Constant acidity,dry cough,burning in throat+chest when exercising,breathing trouble.Is my sleep apnea causing this or is it acidity causing apnea?

Constant acidity,dry cough,burning in throat+chest when exercising,breathing trouble.Is my sleep apnea causing this or is it acidity causing apnea?

Chicken & egg: There is an association between acid reflux and sleep apnea. There is no proof that reflux leads to sleep apnea (or vice-versa) but the association between the two has been shown repeatedly. You need optimal treatment of BOTH conditions to feel well again, so TTYD about a sleep study with a CPAP mask and Prilosec or other acid blocker. Hope this helps. Thanks 4 trusting HealthTap w/ your question. ...Read more

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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


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How to know if bronchitis or chest cold or acid reflux is what I have burning in chest throat cough n raw feeling tickle in throat to ?

How to know if bronchitis or chest cold or acid reflux is what I have burning in chest throat cough n raw feeling tickle in throat to ?

Bronchitis vs reflux: You have asked a somewhat challenging question, to which the answer would be greatly aided by a detailed history and physical exam. However, I would say duration would add a helpful clue, since there is considerable overlap in the symptoms. Speaking in generalities, bronchitis would tend to be more acute and severe, while reflux would tend to be more chronic and less severe, but exceptions abound. ...Read more

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Is laryngeal sensory neuropathy reversible? Constant cough and burning throat one side. Hurts to talk. Homeopathic treatments?

Is laryngeal sensory neuropathy reversible? Constant cough and burning throat one side. Hurts to talk. Homeopathic treatments?

Riiiiii-co-laaaaaa!!: Where'd you hear about that??First, and most importantly, it is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means most or all other possible causes of a chronic cough must be investigated. Assuming that, then you need the care of a specialist in this area.They might try certain medications and/or some Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. But you need to have coughed for over, say, six months for the workup to begin ...Read more

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I have a hard dry cough with a burning throat feeling. What are the possible causes?

I have a hard dry cough with a burning throat feeling. What are the possible causes?

LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux is the most likely cause for these symptoms. If acids escape the esophagus and reach the sensitive tissues near the opening ot the trachea, swelling can result. Cough, hoarseness, shortness of breath (often misdiagnosed as asthma) can occur. Many times reflux is not noted (no heartburn) often referred to as "silent reflux". Lpr can also trigger true asthma. ...Read more

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My throat hurts and my chest feels like it's burning when I cough what should I do?

My throat hurts and my chest feels like it's burning when I cough what should  I do?

Get an exam: You may have an infection. Get an exam and you will then be diagnosed and the best treatment can occur. Good luck. ...Read more

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My nostrils are burning and itching... My throats sometimes itches, have a slight cough. Left ear is bothering me at times also.

My nostrils are burning and itching... My throats sometimes itches, have a slight cough. Left ear is bothering me at times also.

Itchy throat: You MAY have a food sensitivity or infection. Please see your doc. One good food sensitivity lab test is from Great Plains Lab in Kansas. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more