Coughing after a meal

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   Posted 1/24/2012 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,

I know it's related to asthma, and I have my lungs function test results, but I have my next appointment only in March and I was wondering.

Sometimes after a meal I cough clear mucus. It's like I'm choking on it, but after coughing it out I'm fine. And it doesn't last long either. Just cough like 2-3 times.

Anyways.. What should I do to stop it? It's rather annoying.
I don't have any other symptoms other then that.

I take Singulair and Avemys at night. I get results, but the after meal cough doesn't stop.

Thank you for your help!

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   Posted 1/24/2012 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you ever been told you have acid reflux or GERD?
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   Posted 1/26/2012 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Sure sounds like GERD could be a possibility.

You said you only cough sometimes after eating. Can you relate it to eating anything specific? Some people have or develop allergies or sensitivities to specific foods. Keeping a journal of the foods you eat and what you drink could help find your triggers - if it isn't after every meal.

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   Posted 1/26/2012 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be acid reflux or food allergy, maybe start a journal and
take it with you to your next doctor's appointment...
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   Posted 2/10/2012 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
My coughing was due to acid getting into my lungs setting off my asthma. You can have surgery for it and it will be greatly reduced or go away entirely. Visit the GERD forum and ask about LPR.
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