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Coughing and gagging which leads to vomitting

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: June 9, 2021 12:19 AM
Anonymous 45 days

I am a man in my 20’s. I’ve been having a problem with coughing and gagging for a while now and was wondering if there is a reason foe this. The coughing is at a rate of once or twice every 2-3 hours but the gagging sometimes made me vomit. I’ve been to the doctor in my teenage year for unstoppable coughing for weeks and the doctor said I might be allergic to dust.

Dr Sri Viknarajan 45 days
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for your question,

We truly understand your concern regarding the symptoms of coughing you will experience one or twice every 2-3 hours, followed by gagging that would sometimes trigger you to vomit. You would also like to know the reason behind these symptoms that have been going on for a while. We would try to help you.

For your information, the symptoms mentioned can be caused by many underlying issues such as

  • cigarette smoking
  • allergic reactions
  • anxiety

However, these symptoms can also be a sign of more severe problems that require immediate attention such as

  • acute bronchitis
  • GERD
  • penumonia

You are also encouraged to talk to our doctor online, so that we can help you further, or refer to a specialist if required.

We hope you will be satisfied with our answer.

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Last Updated: Wed Jun 09 2021 00:19:32 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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