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Bad cough. Why does it happen when I eat egg? Have mitral valve prolapse. Related?

hi doc, I am 5 ft 7 bout 145 in weight and I have developed a coughing problem while eating everything. Thought maybe something had scratched and irriatated my throat but just eating eggs make me cough like I m dying. Coughing, throat hurts and it feels extremely tight!!! I suffer from severe migraines, I had asthma when I was little but haven t had an attack in a good 10 years. I have had pleurisy and also pericidatis, I have mitral valve prolapse ....any idea what the cough could stem from
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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Hi Hillside,
Is the cough productive;-brings out much sputum, I think your answer is-No!
Then you have got a Hacking cough, It can be caused by many factors but because in your case eating anything precipitates a bout of cough; So I would think of a problem in upper airway rather than down it.
Frequent causes are Viral/HIb Epiglottitis, Vocal Cord Palsy, If you are an eldderly then supranuclear palsy, Some benign/malignant tumors of vocal cord region, A Singer's nodule if you are excessive user of speech.
A Otorhinolaryngologist is the right person to be consulted at the earliest.
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