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Suggest treatment for dry cough

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Posted on Sat, 7 May 2016
Question: i have a dry hacking annoying cough.itcomes and goes after it goes away istart to yawn like i need air in my throat.if i didnt have this cough i would feel great i exercse do yoga walk but cough everyday i d0nt smoke i dont drink could you tell me what this could be I am 69 years old

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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
GERD causing cough

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read yoru question and i understand your concern. Dry irritating cough with history of acid reflux are connected. GERD is the commonest cause of dry cough and sore throat. Nip the evil from the bud, control your GERD symptoms, apart from prilosec, modify diet and lifestyle, eat small frequent meals, delay lying down after the meals, avoid trigger foods like spices,s timulants, coffee, chocolate, processed and canned foods etc.

For the cough, take some salt water gargles, warm comforting beverages like ehrbal tea mixed with honey and keep in mind that cough is the result of acid reflux. Treat that and cough will subside.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (42 minutes later)
why do i yawn after i cough i cant seem to complete the yawn . i just started with the yawn recently.its fustrating because i can cough once in the morning and then in the afternoon i cough 6 times in a row.i just went back on the acid medicine so i"ll just see how that goes,thanks for your help.
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No worries

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back to me

Yawning after cough is sometimes a result, its an involuntary process and helps filling the lungs and also common in fatigue or sleeplessness. I would like you continue the GERD treatment and ignore yawning symptoms . If bothering enough, try to complete the sleep and fatigue and see if it helps.

Main concern should be gastric discomfort, rest are just the signs and symptoms.
I hope it helps.
Regards
Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: GERD causing cough Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read yoru question and i understand your concern. Dry irritating cough with history of acid reflux are connected. GERD is the commonest cause of dry cough and sore throat. Nip the evil from the bud, control your GERD symptoms, apart from prilosec, modify diet and lifestyle, eat small frequent meals, delay lying down after the meals, avoid trigger foods like spices,s timulants, coffee, chocolate, processed and canned foods etc. For the cough, take some salt water gargles, warm comforting beverages like ehrbal tea mixed with honey and keep in mind that cough is the result of acid reflux. Treat that and cough will subside. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan