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What does it mean i'd I cough a lot afteri eat? Someone's there's phlegm. Am I chewing or swallowing food right? Also feel air through esophagus.

What does it mean i'd I cough a lot afteri eat? Someone's there's phlegm. Am I chewing or swallowing food right? Also feel air through esophagus.

Coughing: You might have some reflux coming up to your throat. Coughing is one of the most common symptoms of lpr, or laryngopharyngeal reflux. I would have you see an ent. Alternatively, you could be aspirating some food when you eat, but this is far less likely.

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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 does it mean when I feel like I have butterflies in my heart? I cough a lot when it happens/ I can not sleep laying down, I need to sit up or I can't breathe

May be heart failure: Being short of breath lying down is called orthopnea, often associated with paroxysmal dyspnea - awakening in the night short of breath and having to sit up to catch your breath. Cough can also be a sign of heart failure with buildup of fluid on the lungs. Get in to see your doctor. A echocardiogram may be needed.

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Can your tonsils make you cough a lot?

Can your tonsils make you cough a lot?

Many causes of cough: Enlarged tonsils can cause a reactive cough, however there are numerous common causes of cough. Evaluation and treatment of cough typically starts with a primary care physician though a specialist may be needed.

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Does kidney disease make you cough a lot?

Does kidney disease make you cough a lot?

Multifactorial.....: There are many reasons why a person with kidney failure might cough. Volume overload can result in fluid in the lungs which can produce a cough. Certain medicines that a renal failure patient might take, like ace inhibitors, have cough as a side effect. So, see your doctor so the cough can be diagnosed and treated.

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If your gallbladder is not functioning right after a meal when you cough a lot and cough up phlegm when you eat spicy or fatty foods?

If your gallbladder is not functioning right after a meal when you cough a lot and cough up phlegm when you eat spicy or fatty foods?

GERD: When the gb is not functioning well, one gets dyspepsia which is the same symptoms as gerd. The acid that comes up can become gas and irritates the airways causing cough and the irritation causes mucous production. Spicy and fatty food are the triggers as the bile from the gb is used to neutralize them and improve their digestion.

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I cough a lot and u don't know why?

I cough a lot and u don't know why?

Multiple reasons.: A cough can be caused by many different reasons: allergies, sinusitis, reflux, asthma, bronchitis pneumonia, etc. Sometimes it can be hard to find the reason. Your best bet is to start with some otc meds. If that doesn't work, a trip to you primary md will be helpful.

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I get coughs occasionaly. Its dry and cough a lot?

I get coughs occasionaly. Its dry and cough a lot?

Need more details: There is a large list of things that can cause cough- asthma, reflux, allergy, sinus infection, nerve irritation, among others. A dry cough is less likely to be caused by infection than a cough that is productive. Try saine sinus rinse, guaifenesin, throat lozenges, antihistamines (e g loratadine), and otc "cough syrups." if it lasts longer than a couple of weeks, see your doctor.

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Hello, I cough a lot. What medicine do you recommend me?

Hello, I cough a lot. What medicine do you recommend me?

A diagnosis.: The issue is not that you're coughing, but why. There are myriad reasons for a persistent cough, some rather benign and simple, others quite concerning. You require a diagnosis to determine the proper treatment.

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I cough a lot and can't sleep what can it be?

I cough a lot and can't sleep what can it be?

Chronic cough: Many causes of peristent cough, including chronic bronchitis, asthma, brochial tumors, allergies, post nasal drip, reflux and more. Best to get evaluated for what is causing it for you.

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After sex I cough a lot. Why?

After sex I cough a lot. Why?

Exercise induced: Possibly asthma, but you need to be evaluated for other possible causes. See you doctor

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Hi, I have small bumps on the hard pallet an I usually cough a lot at night. What should I do?

Hi, I have small bumps on the hard pallet an I usually cough a lot at night. What should I do?

May be unrelated: How long have you had the bumps? Are these painful? Is there a discharge? If these bumps are older than a couple of months and have no pain or discharge, then these may not be the cause of cough. If the cough has been there for more than two weeks, especially if you have fever at night, please see your doctor to exclude an infection.

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I cough a lot from when I was little I had coughing problems specially in the mornings or when I have stress, why?

I cough a lot from when I was little I had coughing problems specially in the mornings or when I have stress, why?

Some people cough: In the morning due to post nasal drip that has accumulated while they were lying down (sleeping). A cough can be one form of nervous tic. These are just guesses - your own doctor should be able to provider you more accurate information. Take care.

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I am 70 years old. I cough a lot until breathless. Why?

Acute bronchitis: Is a viral disease characterized by prolonged, excessive, coughing. The most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough. Acute bronchitis is a one-time condition that lasts for several weeks. Drink plenty of fluids and otc medication. However, pneumonia can have symptoms like acute bronchitis. Rec. See your pcp to rule out pneumonia.

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Please help I feel like I have got a heavy chest like a need to cough a lot but don't have a cough? I'm feeling very worried?

Please help I feel like I have got a heavy chest like a need to cough a lot but don't have a cough? I'm feeling very worried?

It's a sign: "Heavy chest" is a sign to go to the E.R. if one's doctor is not readily available. Chest heaviness or pain can be a heart attack. One should not drive herself (it's safer to go by ambulance). If she turns out not to have heart attack symptoms, the E.R. will also have evaluated for chest problems such as a collapsed lung or a pneumonia. A chest x-ray, EKG, and labs can be done quickly at the E.R.

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Son has dry deep cough a lot last 3 winters persistent had 1 allergic react? On last spring could it be ashtmatic no other symptoms how best to treat

Son has dry deep cough a lot last 3 winters persistent had 1 allergic react? On last spring could it be ashtmatic no other symptoms how best to treat

Cough varient: There are milder variations of "asthma" that may emerge at any age and show up only as cough. Wheezing may never occur. For these kids asthma meds are helpful in eliminating the cough while traditional cough meds may do nothing or worsten the sx. Your dr may be able to show subtile changes in pulmonary function tests. I've lived with cough varient asthma for decades while sis had a fullblown case.

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If I cough a lot, I pee. What can I do about that?

If I cough a lot, I pee. What can I do about that?

Need evaluation: You probably have falling bladder.You need to see a gyn doctor to get evaluate. There is also an exercise that can help with a mild prolapse-kiegel exercises.

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Is it common to cough a lot a week after you quit smoking?

Is it common to cough a lot a week after you quit smoking?

Yes: It is your body's way of getting rid of all the gunk the cigarettes have left in your lungs.