Re: Persistent Tickle - Cough for 10 days - help!
Could be acid reflux. I had never had problems with this before, and then all of a sudden I got sick (flu like symptoms, was diagnosed with a respiratory infection). It cleared up but I constantly felt the need to clear my throat. After a couple months i went to an otolaryngologist who diagnosed it as acid reflux. He said the coughing from the infection could have caused it. I took prilosec otc for a few weeks and tried to maintain an special diet based around acid reflux (no citrus, caffeine, and other things that were known to contribute). After a few weeks I started to notice it decreasing, and a month or two later it was gone.