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Can acid reflux sypmtoms lead to cold symptoms
I have had a bad flare up the past 3 weeks.  This past weekend led to me going to the emergency room where I was given a GI cocktail that numbed my esoghogus.  The first day it started I had severe burning in my chest and was given the same GI Cocktail.  the next day I had cold symptoms then Bronchitis.  this lasted for two weeks.  This past weekend I had more buring in the chest and throat and vomited acid.  I went to the emergency room and took the other GI cocktail, which relieved it for about an hour.  today I woke up with the same burning but now have swollen glands like I would with a cold.  Is this all related?
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620923 tn?1452919248
Hi and welcome to the GERD forum.

Alot of us with GERD can trace it to post nasal drip.......sometimes we r unaware of this issue and just know we have the GERD.......but, it can rear it's head from time to time and appear to be a cold....

Try using a saline nasal spray to see if that helps. ALso ask ur dr if this is a possibility for u.

"selma"
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1042670 tn?1253372663
fyi, google for "acid reflux and nasal congestion"...

you will be amazed how many ppl describe gerd/lpr with pnd, chronic sinus infection, nasal congestion and bunch of other upper respiratory diseases.

good luck
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Yes. For me, GERD symptoms are typically, sore throat, runny nose, and in more severe attacks, swollen glands (the ones under your ears), feeling of a lump in my throat, and coughing. If it's really bad, I will also get bronchitis. So, yes, the swollen glands *could* be from GERD.  I often find it hard to distinguish the onset of a cold from a bad GERD flare-up.
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