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Old 10-22-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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Cant stop coughing !!!

had egd done,every thing stable ,comes when sitting after ahalf an hour, some times wheezing, cough is so bad it hurts in stomach and rib cage ,dont have a fever,

 
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Re: Cant stop coughing !!!

The most common causes of a chronic dry cough are:
-allergies
-asthma
-acid reflux
-post nasal drip

Other causes to consider: heart problems, an infection or Pertussis.

You don't say how long you have had the symptoms or what type of cough you have. Have you been to a Pulmonologist yet?

Based on what little you provided, you might want to consider acid reflux as a cough trigger. Sitting can squeeze the stomach and push the reflux up. I have GERD that is "silent" with no heartburn and a chronic cough as a symptom.

You said your EGD was stable. What do you mean by that? You can still have a normal EGD and still have reflux. It just means that there isn't any damage from the reflux.

The other thing you might want to consider is asthma. Asthma can have a cough as a primary symptom.

 
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