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I have a hard dry cough with a burning throat feeling. What are the possible causes?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
10 doctors agree

In brief: LPR

Laryngopharyngeal reflux is the most likely cause for these symptoms.
If acids escape the esophagus and reach the sensitive tissues near the opening ot the trachea, swelling can result. Cough, hoarseness, shortness of breath (often misdiagnosed as asthma) can occur. Many times reflux is not noted (no heartburn) often referred to as "silent reflux". Lpr can also trigger true asthma.

In brief: LPR

Laryngopharyngeal reflux is the most likely cause for these symptoms.
If acids escape the esophagus and reach the sensitive tissues near the opening ot the trachea, swelling can result. Cough, hoarseness, shortness of breath (often misdiagnosed as asthma) can occur. Many times reflux is not noted (no heartburn) often referred to as "silent reflux". Lpr can also trigger true asthma.
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
An ENT physician can use a rhinoscope to accurately see the area of the throat involved with LPR.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibilities...

Possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors.
Your throat discomfort can be due to the cough itself or one of these diagnoses. You will need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment since all of these have different treatments.

In brief: Possibilities...

Possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors.
Your throat discomfort can be due to the cough itself or one of these diagnoses. You will need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment since all of these have different treatments.
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Dr. Michael Palumbo
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Reflux

Definitely sounds like reflux.
Try taking Zantac (ranitidine) over the counter and talk to your doctor about an endoscopy.

In brief: Reflux

Definitely sounds like reflux.
Try taking Zantac (ranitidine) over the counter and talk to your doctor about an endoscopy.
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