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chronic night coughing resulting in cavities!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 15, 2009
  • 06:57 PM

For several years I have had a dry cough at night (I do not cough during the day). I take cough syrup every night and have to sleep w/sugarless cough drops in my mouth. Even though they are sugarless, they are apparently causing a breakdown of the enamel on my teeth (according to my dentist, who wants me to stop using cough drops ASAP), and 12 cavities within the last year. I have seen an allergist, an ENT, and two gastroenterologists. I have a dust mite allergy, which is controlled by dust mite covers, etc. I also have reflux, controlled by meds. The allergist thinks it's reflux and the gastros think it's allergies! Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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  • If you haven't already been tested for the H pylori bacteria, then make sure that your gastro does that. It's only a simple blood test. That can cause a chronic night cough.Kerri Knox, RNFunctional Medicine Practitionerhttp://www.easy-immune-health.com
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  • For several years I have had a dry cough at night (I do not cough during the day). I take cough syrup every night and have to sleep w/sugarless cough drops in my mouth. Even though they are sugarless, they are apparently causing a breakdown of the enamel on my teeth (according to my dentist, who wants me to stop using cough drops ASAP), and 12 cavities within the last year. I have seen an allergist, an ENT, and two gastroenterologists. I have a dust mite allergy, which is controlled by dust mite covers, etc. I also have reflux, controlled by meds. The allergist thinks it's reflux and the gastros think it's allergies! Any suggestions would be appreciated!It sounds like it may be the reflux .. it does make people cough and the acid can cause the cavities. It may not be as controlled as you think. Check back in on that issue. If it is allergies you may need to be on a nasal spray for allergies from the doc. Betweent he two I bet you find an answer. Bev , RN
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