Coughing when eating food

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Cough meds, bronchial dilators, Asthma meds., steroids when necessary, etc. Respiratory Diseases cause coughing....Asthma & Bronchitis are treated with the same meds as Trachea Collapse. This is more of a dry cough with wheezing at times or both....With this, sometimes the Heart shows enlargement,but it is not a Heart Problem! It's from lack of oxygen through the respiratory system.....Steroids are useful as needed for allergy season that can be a trigger.....
Some kids actually have small bits of food go into their wind pipe which makes them cough when eating solid food. My boy does and always has had weak oral motor skills but he gags and doesn't cough. Anyway, I just thought I'd mention it as more 'food' for thought.
I also had the problem of mucus after eating and have found that it is because of a food-allergie.( eggs, diary and so on ). When I avoid alletrgic foods I have no mucus problem. When I have an attac ( musus and coughing that could last for hours ) I take half a teaspoon of Baking Soda in a glas of water and have immediate relief.
So where do I go from here. My coughing can also attack me even when I am not eating and I cough so hard that it is now hurting my chest. Headaches have become frequent too this last couple of weeks because of the severe coughing attacks. I am sorry I have no advice for you or your daughter. I too need an answer.
It seems that whenever I go to a restaurant to eat -- five to ten minutes after I am done eating -- I end up coughing hard to the point that it feels as if I am going to throw up. I have a black pepper allergy - and make sure to speak with the executive chefs to assure that nothing has it in it. I also have been diagnosed with acid reflex as well as my throat spasming when I swallow food. I have spent a lot of time fixing my diet at home.
This may be why when you eat, the phlegm breaks loose and causes you to cough, becuz the water you introduce via food and a drink when you eat loosens clogged phlegm. Also, could be you have a sinus infection or your sinuses are stopped up, and it's draining rather too much stuff down your throat, so an ear nose throat ENT doc or even a regular doc, I suppose, can look up in your sinus cavities and see if they can detect a bacterial issue in there, and give you medicine to clear it up.
I have suffered from coughing and mucus after eating for over a year. No matter what I eat, when, or how much after I eat or during I begin excessively coughing and gagging. It gets so bad sometimes that it hurts my shoulders, back, and arms. I don't have any acid reflux or heartburn symptoms and I don't have any food allergies. I noticed that when I went on a low carb diet it got a little better but did not stop. It doesn't seem to be a food allergies because it is with any type of food.
(male) has a problem when he eats he chokes and cough like he's trying to get it out of his lungs . even when he isn't eating he coughs alot. when he gets nervous or scared he coughs.He loses hair around the rear end and back of his legs, don't know if this is related to the coughing. (allergies??).
I also had the problem of mucus after eating and have found that it is because of a food-allergie.( eggs, diary and so on ). When I avoid alletrgic foods I have no mucus problem. When I have an attac ( musus and coughing that could last for hours ) I take half a teaspoon of Baking Soda in a glas of water and have immediate relief.
I feel like it can't be acid reflux because I start coughing and gagging right after eating, so I don't think acid reflux would start that quickly. The doctor also sent me for blood work. I asked her to refer me to an allergist, but she said this has nothing to do with allergies. I thought maybe it could be an allergy to artificial sweetner. Off and on for years I have been getting an itchy throat and cough after eating candy and gum. Does anyone have any ideas on what this all could be?
I have had the same problem with mucus and coughing after eating, and the problem is always solved when I take DI-AID (by Solgar, but there are a number of companies that make it). Apparently, a lack of digestive enzymes is the main cause of my problem, and after many years and many clueless doctors, a nutritional therapist in London very confidently directed me down the right path.
I feel like it can't be acid reflux because I start coughing and gagging right after eating, so I don't think acid reflux would start that quickly. The doctor also sent me for blood work. I asked her to refer me to an allergist, but she said this has nothing to do with allergies. I thought maybe it could be an allergy to artificial sweetner. Off and on for years I have been getting an itchy throat and cough after eating candy and gum. Someone told me it might be celiac disease.
HI, I have for the last few months I've had a problem of coughing when I eat, I do not cough at any other time except at night. Somehow food irritates my chest & causes me to cough. It also causes phlegm to be produced & my nose to run, though I do not feel congested at any other time, not even at night. During the night I do get a tickle that makes me cough.
Hi, I used to have the problem of coughing and lot's of mucus after eating. If I laid down right afterward, the mucus would come up in my throat and it would feel as though I couldn't breathe. None of the over-the-counter antiacids helped me. It wasn't until I started taking Nexium that I got any relief at all. I also have post-nasal drip, so it was a combination of things that was causing the cough, but once I got those things treated, the cough and the mucus went away.
Weeks later (6-8) I am still coughing to the point of getting sick to my stomach if I have just eaten. Eating food seems to especially trigger excess mucus production, although I constantly clear my throat all day long. Gradually, over weeks, I "dry up" and become normal again until the next cold hits. It's terrible. I go through rounds of antibiotics, antihistimines, decongestants, etc. etc. and nothing seems to really be the answer.
I cough from the first bite to the last bite. When I am not eating I do not cough, and I stop coughing after I am done eating..(I never had this problem in my life). I am in Florida and I know we are starting with the pollen season..I do have sinus problems..Sinus medicine keeps the sinus problem under control. I never had this coughing problem when I eat with my sinus problems. I Appreciate any advise you can tell me.
My husband has developed a severe gagging/coughing reaction after eating certain foods. He has had several test; upper GI; gallbladder function; ultrasound; and been on several medications; Acifex, Pepsid, Nexium, Zegerid?, Prilosec. He has no pain in his chest or throat with these episodes. They occur within 5 minutes of eating and can last up to 30 minutes. After the gagging/coughing stops, he is extremely tired, to the point of having to take a nap. We are at a loss as to the cause.
Oh and I do cough up a little bit of phlemy stuff when I am coughing, but not alot. I would say on average this happens about 3 times a week. I am now making a log so if this doesn't stop I can go see a Dr about it and have something showing how often it happens. Do you think this could be a mild form of asthma?
After I eat, I cough up mucous until I regurgitate my food. When I don't eat, I cough white foamy mucous. What can I do?
About 2 weeks later, I was eating fast food while driving. I was eating too fast and think I may have inhaled part of a french fry. I started coughing immediately. The cough lessened, but was persistent for a few days. It also felt like I had something "stuck" in my right lung. Symptoms subsided after a few days. Then...about a week later, the same thing happened when I was eating rice during dinner. I think I may have inhaled a piece of rice.
* Overeating (gastric distension) * Lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance and other food intolerances * Food allergy * Aerophagia (air swallowing, a nervous habit) * Irritable bowel syndrome The symptom of bloating can be well managed through dietary changes that prevent the over-reaction of the gastrocolic reflex.
Perhaps you could request a MDI/inhaler/puffer for the wheezing/coughing. I have had the same problems as you off and on and find the inhaler helps. I use it once/day and it works like a charm. When the wheezing/coughing subsides, I stop using it.
Lived with a father who smoked, and he himself seemed to have the same problem. Coughing up phlegm, tons of mucus. My mother had to wash so many handkerchiefs. We lived on a farm back then, and now I live on a farm as well, and have a husband who also smokes. It seems after I finish eating I often have lots of clear mucus that needs to get out. I can feel like it all situated in my nasal cavity, plus it needs to leave my throat as well. It doesn't matter what I eat or drink.
We went to a throat specialist who could not find anything, and we cannot pinpoint what exactly triggers the coughing attacks. Sometimes they occur when we are eating, and sometime when he is doing nothing at all. The coughs sound very deep and do actually hurt his chest on occassion from coughing so hard. Any ideas of what this could be or where we should go next?
there is a difference between coughing because of aspiration and aspiration because of coughing...lol...when you cough all airways open up trying to get rid of the agent causing the cause. This leaves the airways suseptable to food or drink to the lungs which causes more coughing which then causes slight aspiration. Think of it as the famous saying...It went down the wrong pipe! So start expeirementing with foods and drinks while you arent coughing and make note of that...
I carry napkins everywhere and it's disgusting. People stare at me when I have a coughing fit and spit in every trash can, and my family screams and ******* about it everyday, and it's so annoying because I can't stop it, and I can't go to the doctor. If modern medicine does not work, I suggest you try Chinese herbal medicine, or maybe acupuncture.
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