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I am a 24 year old non smoker. Every year around this time I have days where I have trouble breathing and I burp and cough up a lot of congestion. Why?

I am a 24 year old non smoker. Every year around this time I have days where I have trouble breathing and I burp and cough up a lot of congestion. Why?

Possibly allergies.: If it happens the same time each year, I would consider the possibility that you are allergic to a specific type of pollen in the air. You could try antihistamines. If this does not work, then I would see your doctor for further advice. Good luck. ...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


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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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I have an extremely bad cough and I cough until I burp, I'm coughing up air bubbles I think. Someone I know had given it to me, is this a virus?

I have an extremely bad cough and I cough until I burp, I'm coughing up air bubbles I think. Someone I know had given it to me, is this a virus?

The cough may be: The cough may be caused by a virus or bacteria or less likely asthma. At the end of coughing you take in air and some of that air goes down your esophagus to your stomach.
After enough coughing air accumulates in your stomach and then just rises as a bubble or several bubbles up and out from where it first came. ...Read more

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I had a fall 4 days ago & fell onto a hard object, the pain was very severe, I went to my gp, & they gave me pain killers, which have helped, but if I burp, cough hard, pick something up or twist, I get a very severe pain under my breast & it feels like m

I had a fall 4 days ago & fell onto a hard object, the pain was very severe, I went to my gp, & they gave me pain killers, which have helped, but if I burp, cough hard, pick something up or twist, I get a very severe pain under my breast & it feels like m

Broken rib: You either broke or bruise your rib. Either way it is very painful. If pain persisted ask for a rib block and ribs X-ray it really will not matter if you broke it or bruise it the treatment is the same ...Read more

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Sick and very sore throat. Ear pops when I burp, cough or swallow?

Sick and very sore throat. Ear pops when I burp, cough or swallow?

Congestion: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection which is causing nasal and upper airway congestion which is blocking off your eustacian tubes. This causes obstruction in the passage of air into the middle ear and leads to the popping sensation. It should get better as the infection runs it's course. An oral or nasal decongestant may give some short term relief. ...Read more

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Weird smell in nose when bending over, or burping/coughing/yawning. Dr. said could be Cacosmia or a fungal infection. What is Cacosmia? He didn't say.

Weird smell in nose when bending over, or burping/coughing/yawning. Dr. said could be Cacosmia or a fungal infection. What is Cacosmia? He didn't say.

Imagining a bad odor: It is the imaging or perception of a bad or foul odor. It can be psychological or some times associated with a brain tumor. It also can be associated with reflux, sinus infections, or infected rhinitis. Oral hygiene problems or halitosis. See if your physician can refer you to an ENT for a check up. ...Read more

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I have a powdery feeling at a place in my throat and when I drink water, I get burps and vomit coughs. It seems like mucus is stuck in my throat?

I have a powdery feeling at a place in my throat and when I drink water, I get burps and vomit coughs. It seems like mucus is stuck in my throat?

Throat: If you don't have a cold at the same time, it sounds like acid reflux. See if you can make a link between what you eat and the symptom. You can try an OTC antacid. If you feel ill at the same time, may be a GI virus or less likely food poisoning. Check it out with your doctor ...Read more

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Light pressure in right side of chest, been on n off since Friday, fine over night. Indigestion (burping) and a slight cough altho not frequent?

Light pressure in right side of chest, been on n off since Friday, fine over night. Indigestion (burping) and a slight cough altho not frequent?

Right side chest: Possibilities include some esophageal dysfunction, bronchial or lung pathology or even tension of muscles in the rib cage. If symptoms persist your physician will take a thorough history, examine you with special attention to the rib cage and lungs. Appropriate tests will be ordered and possibly a referral to a gastroenterologist will be made. ...Read more

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What causes excessive burping and what caues a cough that brings up nothing

What causes excessive burping and what caues a cough that brings up nothing

May be: Met be severe reflux. Can try Prilosec or similar for 2 weka and if not improved would rec doing an egd by a GI specials to eval. ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby has a reflux but sometimes when she wakes up she coughs is it because she didn't burp before sleeping? Reflux causes cough right?

My 1 month old baby has a reflux but sometimes when she wakes up she coughs is it because she didn't burp before sleeping? Reflux causes cough right?

Yes it can: And most babies have reflux, they outgrow it as get bigger, you had the answer in your question: burp your baby well after feeding, if wet burps are a problem, try reflux precautions: thickening feeds, feeding smaller amounts more frequently, raising the bed 30 degrees, feeding the baby at 45 degree angle, etc, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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I am experiencing vomiting abdominal pains burping fever, constant urination and cough what is the condition?

I am experiencing vomiting abdominal pains burping fever, constant urination and cough what is the condition?

Hard to know: Lots of different symptoms going on. All the GI symptoms plus a cough could be the flu, but the urinary symptoms are not likely related. If it persists, I would recommend you see someone. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, chest pain, burping and farting a lot, cough that won't go away, noisy stomach (not hungry), stomach cramping, I had EKG and chest X-ray 2 weeks ago and they were clear. Is this gerd?

Shortness of breath, chest pain, burping and farting a lot, cough that won't go away, noisy stomach (not hungry), stomach cramping, I had EKG and chest X-ray 2 weeks ago and they were clear. Is this gerd?

Gastroenterologist: Have you been checked for a hiatus hernia, lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance? For these symptoms try taking mylanta 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime. An examination by a gastroenterologist would be recommended. ...Read more

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When I cough its repetitive; and while coughing, I have to burp causing me to gasp for breath afterwards what could be causing this.?

When I cough its repetitive; and while coughing, I have to burp causing me to gasp for breath afterwards what could be causing this.?

Dry cough.: With repetitive cough, you can swallow excessive air which distends the stomach and burping can happen.
You should treat the cough. If it is a dry, repetitive attacks of cough, you should take Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 mg every night for 3 weeks. It will help. ...Read more

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My baby is 2 weeks old, probably once or twice a day while im burping him, he gets a bark like cough. I'm concerned about this. Any idea what it may be?

My baby is 2 weeks old, probably once or twice a day while im burping him, he gets a bark like cough. I'm concerned about this. Any idea what it may be?

Croup?: A bark like cough is classical for croup, an upper airway inflammation near the vocal cords. Croup can be scary to a parent. Humidify the air to relieve the inflammation. Try to keep baby calm. ...Read more

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Feellng shrt of brthe especially after cough past week. Some chst pain burping mor than usual. Been taking anit gas and acid all week some relife.

Feellng shrt of brthe especially after cough past week. Some chst pain burping mor than usual. Been taking anit gas and acid all week some relife.

Shortness of breath: Stomach acid reflux has been associated with lower respiratory symptoms like cough and a condition that can affect asthma. It's important to address both the GI symptoms and the respiratory symptoms as treatment of both may provide the best relief. Chest pain may be a symptom of both ge (acid) reflux and asthma. ...Read more

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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, cough and I burp alot?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, cough and I burp alot?

Left sided chest pai: I do not know how old you are.
Generally if the pain increases on coughing and laughing it may be costochondritis, however you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, cough and I burp alot?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, cough and I burp alot?

Symptoms: You may be an air swallower and chronically distended. Not enough information here to know probability. See your doc for evaluation and suggestions ...Read more

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Sometimes my heart rate will go up to 200 BPM after a small cough or burp; it also hurts alot?

Sometimes my heart rate will go up to 200 BPM after a small cough or burp; it also hurts alot?

See Doctor: It could be an svt, or any other rapid heart rate, so should be evaluated by a dr to make sure it gets treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Have crackles and a cough also burping after I eat or drink something don't think I have a lump. Going on for a few months. Is it some form of relux?

Have crackles and a cough also burping after I eat or drink something don't think I have a lump. Going on for a few months. Is it some form of relux?

Sounds like reflux: I recommend full eval by ent. It sounds classic for reflux, but your doctor needs to take a full history and pair that with findings on your physical exam to determine this. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more