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Allergies board

I agree with Mountain Reader. Chronic dry cough and "stuck in throat feeling" are symptoms of an acid reflux condition called "laryngopharyngeal reflux" (LPR). There is a huge amount of discussion of this on the acid reflux message board. Though it's acid reflux, it is not GERD, and LPR patients typically DO NOT HAVE HEARTBURN. Instead, the problem, is that the acid gets up even higher, in the throat.

It is treatable with a type of medication called a PPI (proton-pump inhibitor) which reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces. LPR patients must take 2 doses of a PPI per day, while GERD patients take 1 dose. The prescription PPIs are Nexium, Aciphex, Prevacid and Protonix.

Please visit the Acid Reflux message board, where there is a huge amount of discussion of this problem!

Many people go years treating allergies or "asthma" like symptoms that are actually the result of LPR. Asthma and allergy mediations will not help LPR - you must treat the acid reflux condition.