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Gerd Cough Symptoms
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
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?
Have pain on right side rib cage two days now. It hurts when i cough or lay on my stomach. No other symptoms. History of GERD. ?
How do you determine if a dry cough is caused by GERD vs allergies or asthma? No other symptoms besides a lingering dry cough and I feel a lil post na
Response to therapy: Assuming that you have narrowed the cause of your cough down to these things, it all depends on your response to medical therapy and avoidance of triggers. Your doctor could help with a trial of an inhaler like albuterol and you could also try medicines that are available over the counter for GERD and allergies. If you respond to symptomatic care, that may be al that you need. Also consider URIs. ...Read more
Tickle in chest when breathing in, but no cough. Treated for allergies, asthma, and GERD, but symptoms are random. Chest Xray clear. Anxiety related?
Whats gastroesophageal reflux disease? Is a cough, sore throat, spitting up little blood (not sure if still doing it) and burping a lot symptoms?
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