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What causes intermittent dry cough after meals in a teenager?

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Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016
Question: SIR MY SON IS 15 YEARS OLD .IT IS OBSERVED THAT WHENEVER HE TAKES HIS MEALS, AFTER COMPLETION HE COUGHS INTERMITTENLY FOR FEW MINUTES THAT TOO SLIGHTLY .AFTER FEW MINUTES IT GETS SUBSIDES.IT IS DRY COUGH ONLY .IT HAPPENS ALMOST EVERYDAY .UIS IT RELATED ANY DIGESTIN PROBLEM?OR ANY IRRITATION IN HIS THROAT?HE ALSO FEELS HEAVINESS FOR FEW MINUTES.
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Answered by Dr. Amit Jain (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
He is having gastroesophageal reflux disease

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist.

I appreciate your concerns regarding your son

From description you have given suggest that he is suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease for which I will suggest :

1. To avoid tea, coffee, oily and spicy food.
2. Also avoid citrus fruits.
3. Among medications take a proton pump inhibitor like rabeprazole and a prokinetic agent like domperidone.
4. Don't lie down at least for 2 hrs after any meal and
5. Don't drink water for at least 2 hrs with any meal

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you . Wish you a good health.
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What causes intermittent dry cough after meals in a teenager?

Brief Answer: He is having gastroesophageal reflux disease Detailed Answer: Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist. I appreciate your concerns regarding your son From description you have given suggest that he is suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease for which I will suggest : 1. To avoid tea, coffee, oily and spicy food. 2. Also avoid citrus fruits. 3. Among medications take a proton pump inhibitor like rabeprazole and a prokinetic agent like domperidone. 4. Don't lie down at least for 2 hrs after any meal and 5. Don't drink water for at least 2 hrs with any meal I hope I have answered your query and this will help you . Wish you a good health.