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Strong cough, starts with tickling sensation, persists to heavy coughing after drinking alcohol. Causes?

Hi, I ve noticed that lately after a night of heavy alcohol drinking that I have a strong cough for the following week. It usually starts off with a tickly in my throat and then persists to heavy cough with some clear mucous. This is perhaps the 8th time this year that I ve had this problem. I am perfectly healthy in every other way.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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Whatever may be the mechanism of cough, the treatment seems simple - stop alcohol!
Heavy drinking before the episodes suggest aspiration or reflux (from stomach to food pipe and more), as the most likely cause.
PPI (proton Pump Inhibitors) and pro-motility medicines may be of help
Seeing a doctor during an episode will help the dianosis
Good luck
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