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How long can a GERD cough last?

How long can a GERD cough last?

Long time.....: Gerd can lead to bronchospasm which, in turn, leads to cough. The cough will likely continue until the getd is adequately treated. If the cough continues after that, then there may be other factors contributing to the cough including bronchospasm from another etiology, post-nasal drip, etc. So, if you are still coughing, see your doctor again. If you smoke, you need to quit! ...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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What is a GERD cough like? I had gastritis last week and now I have a tickly cough, could it be linked?

What is a GERD cough like? I had gastritis last week and now I have a tickly cough, could it be linked?

Possible, unlikely: A cough can be caused by many things, gerd being one of them. Not sure how you know your had gastritis, but that is not linked to gerd or a cough. Environmental allergies and asthma would typically be at the tip of the list. Of course if you smoke, that would influence it as well. ...Read more

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Gerd making me cough up brown stuff?

Gerd making me cough up brown stuff?

GERD: Reflux up to the throat can make you cough, but it is typically a dry cough, and never productive of brown sputum. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How common is LPR without coughing at all? Studies often split into GERD with/without cough or they use acid to study cough reflex. No cough = no LPR?

How common is LPR without coughing at all? Studies often split into GERD with/without cough or they use acid to study cough reflex. No cough = no LPR?

LPR.: Using the term LPR usually suggests the refluxate is rising high enough to trigger the cough reflex, a level to which GERD does not reach. Remember, this is one of the common causes of a chronic cough, besides allergies and asthma. And LPR can mimic asthma, too. Lots of overlap. ...Read more

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My mom, 60, has burning sensations all over her body and scalp for 3 yrs with joint pain, recurrent cough, GERD & memory loss.Any suggestion?

My mom, 60, has burning sensations all over her body and scalp for 3 yrs with joint pain, recurrent cough, GERD & memory loss.Any suggestion?

Complex issues: You describe several different problems. It is hard to determine if there is a single unifying cause of these problems. You may have to take each problem and work with a specialist for each to address it. Alternatively, your internal medicine physician may be able to find some endocrine cause that is linking these problems together. ...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

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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more