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History of chronic cough. Runny nose, watery eyes, gag reflex. Tests normal

Symptoms: chronic cough since April 2012. No particular time of day/year better/worse. Cough cycle produces subsequent runny nose, watery eyes. Sometimes cough occurs AFTER eating. Sometimes cough happens after fasting (AM) before taking anything PO. Gag reflex is bad once cough begins. Have been worked up for GERD (scope, meds) but no improvement. Have been worked up for allergies, asthma , reactive airway - no improvement. All testing shows no signs of disease. MD wants to do a bronch next. Hate to go the invasive route.
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
do you smoke?
if so stop it.
You might be having allergic diasthesis.
ie you may have allergic nose with phlegm dripping down the throat and which causes the cough and irritation.
YOu should see an ENT specialist and get done CT scan nose and paranasal sinuses to see for any disease in nose and sinuses.
You may require steroid nasal sprays and antihistaminics and normal saline nasal sprays
Answered: Sat, 7 Sep 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
thes are food elated problems or allergies
all the symptomps are related to each other
as there is no abnormality in all tests
you can get blood serum tests for specific antibiodies for milk wheat potato chana and major food you take stop thm and you can be benefitted
in mean time can use anti allergic tabs and syp to reducecough and antacids for gag reflux
Answered: Sat, 7 Sep 2013
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