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What Causes Severe Dry Cough While Having Acid Reflux?

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Posted on Wed, 7 Sep 2016
Question: 8 yr old female has had a dry barky cough x ten months. No treatment for gerd/acid redlux with antacids etc have worked. Has not been sick. Is not sick. No fever at all. No other symptoms. Allergy medicine no change. No allergies in testing done. Asthma negative.
It has gotten worse and more frequent over last three weeks. What could this be?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Bronchoscopy needs to be done

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Health Care Magic.

I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern.

A lasting cough for so long calls for a deeper look. Tracheolayngobronchomalacia is a condition wherein the trachea, larynx and bronchi do not have a strong cartilage support and hence collapse during respiration, thus leading to a barking cough. A bronchoscopy needs to be done to confirm.

Please feel free to write back.

Regards
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What Causes Severe Dry Cough While Having Acid Reflux?

Brief Answer: Bronchoscopy needs to be done Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on Health Care Magic. I have gone carefully through the details and understand your concern. A lasting cough for so long calls for a deeper look. Tracheolayngobronchomalacia is a condition wherein the trachea, larynx and bronchi do not have a strong cartilage support and hence collapse during respiration, thus leading to a barking cough. A bronchoscopy needs to be done to confirm. Please feel free to write back. Regards