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Constant dry cough, burning sensation. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:hi doc
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:yeah im doin fine. How abt you?
Doctor:I am doing good
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:For more than a month or two i have a prob of coughing continuously when i have ma lunch or dinner and wen im going to bed
User:i won be able to eat properly. I hav to sip water every time.
User:This not oly happens wen i hav food but often i get this cough.
Doctor:Is it associated with any phlegm production?
User:Im not sure. I get dry cough. And it also happens wen i hav dry throat or wen i do continuous workouts.
Doctor:Where are you currently based?
User:Im in chennai
Doctor:Is there any acidity/burning sensation that you experience?
User:yeah always i hav a sensation of burning sensation
Doctor:In the middle of your chest or upper abdomen?
User:upper abdomen
Doctor:The cough is related to gastroesophageal reflux
User:and i also feel lik theres a lump or somethin in ma throat.
Doctor:I understabd
Doctor:The following measures will help
Doctor:Eat small, frequent meals
Doctor:dont eat late at night
Doctor:Avoid spicy or oily food
Doctor:A drug called omeprazole will help you a lot
Doctor:But its a prescription drug
Doctor:You would need to consult your physician for the same
Doctor:I cant prescribe it to you in this forum
User:sure doc. Il consult a physician. But why is it i hav this burning sensation always.
Doctor:Its again due to the reflux
Doctor:actually a valve guards the lower end of the food pipe
Doctor:when something goes wrong with the valve
Doctor:food goes into the esophagus
Doctor:this causes the burning sensation
Doctor:as acid is mixed with this food
User:is it lik acidity is formed
Doctor:acid is present in the stomach
User:the pain is killing doc
Doctor:this gets mixed with the food
Doctor:Take some Digene syrup
Doctor:or ENO in 1 glass water
Doctor:It will go away
Doctor:And stop taking stress
Doctor:Stress also contributes to this
Doctor:If you see a doctor today
User:hmmm i get continous cough. Does this acid causes these cough
Doctor:you'll be better by tomorrow
Doctor:It comes up and irritates the upper part of the airway as well
User:and this makes me very tired. at times i XXXXXXX feel hungry at all.
Doctor:That causes cough
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:Its due to the acidity
User:specially in the night i XXXXXXX feel hungry.
Doctor:You'll be fine in 1-2 days Vaghini
Doctor:Dont worry
User:sure doc
Doctor:But you must never skip a meal
Doctor:It will make matters worse
User:yeah i have my lunch by 1-2pm and then i have ma dinner oly around 9-10
Doctor:You need to eat every 2-3 hours
Doctor:do it today
Doctor:You'll notice the difference
User:sure doc.
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