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Coughing until vomiting mucus. Have been to doctor given

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Coughing until vomiting mucus. Have been to doctor given allergy medicine but still coughing and always until I vomit. Could I have a food allergy or something else. Its been over a year with the cough and vomiting
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I take mucinex, vitamin, and cholesteral pill
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: High cholesteral
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Any problem with indigestion or heartburn?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

OK--have you had any studies to evaluate this problem?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I've gone to the doctor and they looked at my throat and did a chest xray. Everything back normal just told I have a bad allergy. I am still coughing constantly and stil vomit mucus
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.


Even if you have no heartburn problem this sounds like a gastric acid reflux problem at night

The acid gets aspirated into your lungs while you're asleep and causes a chemical bronchitis

For now I suggest you try either Pepcid AC or Prilosec daily for two weeks to see if that clears your cough

If so, you need to be evaluated for the reflux

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

My pleasure

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