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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest medication for acid reflux

About a week ago, I experienced acid reflux while sleeping, which caused a mild wheezing in lungs for a day. Since then, for the first time, I have experienced a persistent, mostly dry cough, clearing of throat, and strange, metallic, burnt taste in the back of my throat after coughing. I used to suffer from asthma but have not had any symptoms for the past four years.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response

Thank you for asking at HCM.

I went through your history.

Were I treating you, I would suggest you 4-6 weeks treatment with a proton pump inhibitor drug such as omeprazole or pantoprazole, half-an-hour before meals.

I would also suggest you to avoid hot and spicy foods, alcohol and caffeinated beverages. If possible, a brief relaxing walk after evening meal will also help.

Hope this will be helpful to you.

Wish you the best of the health.


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