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Reflux Cough
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Reflux Cough

I'm waiting for Protonix to work to control my reflux. After reading several other comments I realize I may need to be very patient (4 or more weeks).  In the mean time is there anything else that I could take to treat the cough?  It would be helpful to me as well as my family and coworkers.
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Hi giupset.
Cough could be due to various causes. If you are diagnosed with cough due to reflux, there are two options to control cough.

If the reflux has been for a long time, your airways would have become hyperreactive producing asthma like symptoms  and cough is one of the symptoms. In this case, a bronchodilator may be helpful.

If your reflux is only of recent onset, treating reflux with PPI alone is enough to control cough
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