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Cough after eating/drinking certain things.

I know some irritants like coffee, tea, heavier meals cause my coughing after. I do have a coffee mornings, tea 3x maybe in a day. Drinking water helps to stop. Taking a acid reflux liquid gaviscon before a meal helps.
I have been taking Spiriva every morning for 28 days, notice some change. Any ideas


  1. Hi Nanc, and thanks for your post and expressing your concern. You've mentioned several different irritants which may be acting as triggers for either the asthma diagnosis or possibly even gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
    You may be aware we cannot provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety), so I thought you may want to discuss this with your physician. The doctor will be able to provide an assessment and determine a differential diagnosis and treatment as needed, if necessary.
    What do you think?
    Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

    1. Hi Nanc! I'm glad you're here. This is a conversation that comes up with some regularity here on the site. I want to share with you an article that has been very popular and covers issues surrounding eating, coughing and reflux.

      https://asthma.net/living/after-eating-cough

      I will also reach out to our asthma educator Andrea since she wrote that article and might have some more wisdom to share with you. 😀 In the end, I would encourage you to follow Leon's suggestion to talk this over with your doctor -- that will be the best way to get to the bottom of what's going on. You're not alone! Keep us posted, okay? -Melissa, asthma.net team


      1. Hi Chris - I can see your test.
        Is that what you were checking?
        Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

        1. Chris, our hard-working tech guy, was helping fix some things I broke yesterday. 😀 -Melissa, asthma.net team


        2. Hi Melissa - thanks for letting me know. You were actually able to 'break' some aspect of the community website? What is that all about? Are you able to share?
          Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

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