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Persistent coughing, caused by tickle in the throat

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Persistent coughing, caused by tickle in the throat
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

Hello

Dr. Thomas, MD :

How long?

Dr. Thomas, MD :

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Customer:

five weeks

Dr. Thomas, MD :

OK

Dr. Thomas, MD :

So that can be bronchitis, in which case you need inhaler therapy.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

Walking pneumonia can do this.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

Asthma can.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

More commonly, it can be acid reflux that has been overlooked, causing a cough.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

That should respond to antacids if this is the case.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

Make sense?

Dr. Thomas, MD :

Talk to your doctor about these possibilities.

Customer:

Have been prescribed antacids but no difference

Dr. Thomas, MD :

PPI drugs are the strongest and can take up to 3 months to heal this

Dr. Thomas, MD :

If your doctor is convinced that this is GERD and treatment does not work, then you need a scope.

Customer:

OK

Dr. Thomas, MD :

Good luck

Dr. Thomas, MD :

Let me know how it goes

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
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