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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

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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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Can you explain to me why GERD would cause a productive cough?

Can you explain to me why GERD would cause a productive cough?

GERD: If the reflux goes high enough or with the acid turning to gas and inhaled, there is inflammation in the airways causing production of mucous for protection. In addition the acid and the gas that goes in the lungs can cause chronic irritation and pulmonary fibrosis. ...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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1 yr serve cough, no test done for GERD 1mo treated 4 better, now cough up a lot of black pecks is that normal. Should i get test for sererty of it?

Need further testing: Coughing up black specks is a sign of coughing up done old blood , i would encourage immediate testing - a chest x-ray and ct scan. ...Read more

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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


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