Constant Tickle. Dry Cough

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Hi, I am new here and looking for a bit of advice. I have suffered intermittently with Acid Reflux over the last few years and have been treated with Omeprazole and Lansoprazole. It has been much better recently until about 8 weeks ago I caught a slight cold which developed into a heavy, productive cough. Whilst I had the cough I also had some acid reflux. All of that went away about 6 weeks ago but has left behind a tickle which stretches from my throat down to the top of my abdomen and a dry unproductive cough. The cough is, I think, just a reflexive response to the tickle but I can't shift the tickle and it is driving me crazy. I am back on Omeprazole, though I have not had any actual Acid Reflux since the virus went away. So far, it does not seem to be making any difference. I just wondered if anyone had experienced anything like this and what, if anything you did to relieve it?

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    Just realised that I forgot some crucial information. I have had a chest x ray which was clear. Iam not short of breath and do not have a tight chest (though my peak flow is slightly below where it should be). The tickle and cough ease up when I am asleep and I am clear of them when I first get up in the morning though they soon appear. Gets worse throughout the day and after eating and especially drinking.

     

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      To be honest i have acid reflux for 8 years which has now damaged my lungs and got mild emphysematous changes on my lungs from it that was not found on xray only ct scan. But best thing for your tickly cough is Codeine Linctus Sugar Free  it will stop it straight away, you can get this off your doctor.
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    I was also diagnosed with such a problem. I was told the dry cough was due to Gerd . Also in the morning I wake up with a lot of mucus in the back of my throat and have to cough it up. I was also told this was a symptom of GERD. My experience is that it just doesn't go away, but it is not serious, just something to live with.

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      Hi if you have lot's of mucus stop eating dairy that really helps, i have not had any for 9 months plus other foods i have stopped eating.

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    Thanks for the responses and the PMs. To be honest, I do not have many other of the usual symptoms at the moment and even the cough would be tolerable if it was not for the tickling sensation, almost an itching sensation which stretches from my throat to the top of my stomach (which I guess is the length of the oesophagus). That is the most distracting dispiriting thing. I do not really have much mucus, even in the morning. In fact yesterday things seemed to have improved dramatically but the tickle and cough are much worse again today. The couging also results in a bad taste in the mouth and I have noticed today a slight burning sensation in the back of my throat, accompanied by what I can only describe a a slight vomity flavour.
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