Definitely get it checked out....it could be from a virus, allergies, laryngeal infection or reflux (or if it's with other symptoms, autoimmune (Sjogren's can be checked but you'd have to see a rheumatologist for the definitive diagnosis)...an ENT would be able to tell visually from a small scope. I've had both infection and reflux different times...but the visual differences are obvious. Reflux meds helped as well as antibiotics for the infection.
If you were a smoker...for SURE get checked out.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 8/20/2008 8:48:00 AM (GMT-6)