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Is my child’s coughing related to heart burn? He does not have any breathing problems…

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Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Maybe

Some cough is related to heartburn (gerd).
But it can be related to other things, depending on the age, time of day, type of cough (dry vs wet), and triggers (after meals? After play?) other things to consider include allergies and asthma. Testing for gerd is tough in little kids - sometimes your doctor may suggest trying some medication to see if it helps.

In brief: Maybe

Some cough is related to heartburn (gerd).
But it can be related to other things, depending on the age, time of day, type of cough (dry vs wet), and triggers (after meals? After play?) other things to consider include allergies and asthma. Testing for gerd is tough in little kids - sometimes your doctor may suggest trying some medication to see if it helps.
Dr. Manav Singla
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: Possibly

Coughing is a symptom and not a condition, therefore there are many possible causes.
Heart burn (also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or gerd) is a possible cause, especially if there are no breathing problems. Other causes include upper respiratory infections, allergies and asthma. Mild asthma can present as a cough without respiratory distress.

In brief: Possibly

Coughing is a symptom and not a condition, therefore there are many possible causes.
Heart burn (also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or gerd) is a possible cause, especially if there are no breathing problems. Other causes include upper respiratory infections, allergies and asthma. Mild asthma can present as a cough without respiratory distress.
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