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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...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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Is a chronic cough from gerd and post nasyl drip associated with coughing after someone sprays perfume too? It's dry cough.

Is a chronic cough from gerd and post nasyl drip associated with coughing after someone sprays perfume too? It's dry cough.

Yes.....: Hopefully the coughing doesn't last too long. This isn't well studied but, any time the lungs become inflamed due to any reason, they become susceptible to further inflammation from EVERY reason. The previous irritation from GERD sets up susceptibility to the perfumes. Most long term asthma medicines help this but monteleukast might be the best. ...Read more

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If my chronic cough subsides completely with inhaled asthma med, does it rule out other causes? or does sinus cough and GERD react to salmeterol too?

If my chronic cough subsides completely with inhaled asthma med, does it rule out other causes? or does sinus cough and GERD react to salmeterol too?

Likely: A cough which responds COMPLETELY to inhaled asthma medicine is UNLIKELY to be due to other causes, but only a personal evaluation can tell you about YOUR health with CERTAINTY. ...Read more

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Temp 96.5 slight dry cough got GERD hard to eat how do I know if it's pneumonia keep thinking i inhaled food I have really bad anxiety but throat dry ?

Temp 96.5 slight dry cough got GERD hard to eat how do I know if it's pneumonia keep thinking i inhaled food I have really bad anxiety but throat dry
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How? By an exam!: You need a doctor to examine you. Then, if you need a Rx, you need to follow directions exactly and gert well. Doing the right stuff is a good way to lower anxiety and risk of damage to your young body. Best! ...Read more

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I have a weakly positive ANA and positive rnp. I also have fatigue, joint pain and swelling, dry cough and GERD symptoms. No raynaud's, though. ?

I have a weakly positive ANA and positive rnp.  I also have fatigue, joint pain and swelling, dry cough and GERD symptoms.  No raynaud's, though. ?

Big picture: My first concerns are whether your gerd is real -- get endoscoped, and it may be the cause of your cough and if so this is dangerous. There are several rnp's that speak either to mixed connective tissue disease or scleroderma; the latter's unlikely with no raynaud's though gerd can mimic the esophageal troubles. Just my thoughts; others will share as well. ...Read more

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I think my cough is from GERD because it happens more often when I eat. What causes me to cough? Is my esophagus sensitive from the acid?

Reflux causing cough: Coughing occurs because the gastric contents are refluxed back up the esophagus and spill onto the larynx (voice box) which because irritated and tries to protect your airway by forcefully expelling the irritant out of the lung. One of the functions of the larynx is to protect the airway and it does it by stimulating the cough reflex when there has been an aspiration. ...Read more

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Can you use hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup for GERD symptoms?

Can you use hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup for GERD symptoms?

Hycodan (hydrocodone) for gerd: Hello, the Hycodan (hydrocodone) can be used for a cough that was induced by gerd but the Hycodan (hydrocodone) itself will have little effect on reducing reflux like an h2blocker or a ppi. ...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