Symptoms in infants and children may include:
"Barking" or chronic cough
Reactive airway disease (asthma)
Noisy breathing or pauses in breathing (apnea)
Trouble feeding, spitting up, or inhaling food
Trouble gaining weight
With laryngopharyngeal reflux, adults may have heartburn or a bitter taste or burning sensation in the back of the throat. But they are less likely to have such classic signs of GERD. More often, symptoms in adults are vague and may be easily confused with other problems. The most common symptoms include:
Excessive throat clearing
A "lump" in the throat that doesn't go away with repeated swallowing
Other symptoms include:
A sensation of postnasal drip or excess throat mucus
Hi, there is a condition often called silent reflux as u do not have many of the typical symptoms like heartburn/indigestion....Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is similar to another condition -- GERD -- that results from the contents of the stomach backing up (reflux). But the symptoms of LPR are often different than those typical of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
With laryngopharyngeal reflux, you may not have the classic symptoms of GERD, such as a burning sensation in your lower chest (heartburn). That's why it can be hard to diagnose and is sometimes called silent reflux.