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Possible causes of severe coughing attacks leading to choking.

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possible causes of severe coughing attacks leading to choking. accompanied by clear phlegm and sometimes vomiting. also mild chest pains.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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if you continue to have acid reflux even with omeprazole, acid can still come up when you are lying down or after meals and this can trickle into your lungs and cause irritation in your lungs called aspiration pneumonitis and cause cough and choking.
you need a barium swallow study to see if liquid is trickling into your lungs causing irritation and cough.
you should get a chest CT scan or chest xray to check for pneumonia and pneumonitis
have you gotten a chest scan yet?
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