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Gerd Cough Homeo
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
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
I have had a cough that is usually productive for a few months now. I don't have GERD symptoms, and I've already tried antibiotics. What could it be?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer