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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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i have had a cough with mucus for a long time when i lay down

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i have had a cough with mucus for a long time when i lay down i get a tickling in mythroat which makes me cough other times i just cough to clear the mucus i feel ok otherwise
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. Of course this could be a chronic sinus infection, but more likely this is a gastric acid reflux problem that you have. You can try daily Prilosec or Zantac for now to see if that resolves this but even so you should see a doctor about it since you may need upper endoscopy to evaluate your esophagus and stomach
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


i already take omaprazole for reflux i take 1 a day

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Even so you may still have reflux since omeprazole won't stop that and you may need another medication like sulcralfate. And again, this could be a sinus problem Lynne so I would get a ct scan of your sinuses.