Can Acid Reflux Cause A "Smoker's Cough" (A Cough That Sounds Like I Smoke A Pack Or Two A Day)?
Originally asked by Community Member Pam Hall
Can Acid Reflux Cause A “Smoker’s Cough” (A Cough That Sounds Like I Smoke A Pack Or Two A Day)?
I have a cough that comes and goes. People who hear it say it sounds like I smoke tons of cigarettes a day, but I’ve never smoked a day in my life. Some say it sounds like asthma…but I don’t have those usual symptons. My chest area does tend to hurt a little when my coughing lasts for weeks. I have been diagnosed with acid reflux/GERD. If this cough is a result of GERD, what would be my next step?
It is possible to have a cough associated with reflux. The doctor may prescribe reflux medication or send you to a pulmonologist (lung specialist) or a gastroenterologist for follow up.
Let us know what you find out.
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Answered by: Jan Gambino