How bad is peppermint for LPR?

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caseysmom
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   Posted 7/17/2013 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I have LPR with a cough.  My throat actually doesn't bother me very often.  I've been chewing gum, Trident Original Flavor, which I'm assuming is mint flavored although it doesn't say that.  But it sure does taste like it.  The gum helps my throat and will actually soothe my cough and stop that awful itchy, tickling feeling I get that causes me to have a coughing fit.
 
So, am I doing myself any harm by chewing this gum?  I had the cough before I started chewing gum and it really does help it quite a bit.  I've also been experimenting with alkaline water.  At first it didn't seem to do anything but I've found that when I start coughing (usually after I eat) I drink a glass of the water and it almost works like cough syrup.  By the time I finish the glass, I no longer have the feeling that I need to cough.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 7/17/2013 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
caseysmom

A lot of people find chewing gum helps with the cough issues. They say peppermint isn't really ideal with reflux, but there are other kinds of mint that seem to be okay.

Take care,
Bill
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   Posted 7/17/2013 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
If your Lpn causes you to cough then it means it is getting into your windpipe. I had that kind of cough and it damaged my epitglotis.

Next time you feel the tickle do this:
Touch your chest with your chin
Swallow twice very hard.

What it is is your throat is creating extra mucus to protect your throat from the acid. You really need to talk to your GI about getting the surgery. I had it done over four years ago and I have had no trouble since.
Joy
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caseysmom
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   Posted 7/17/2013 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
What is supposed to happen when I tough my chest with my chin.  Is it supposed to stop the cough?

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   Posted 7/17/2013 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
caseysmom

It helps you to swallow better to clear the mucus.


Joy- Good to see you around!
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caseysmom
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   Posted 7/18/2013 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the advice. Will definitely try it.
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