My 8 year old granddaughter coughs after eating a meal..She doesn't cough any other time..Any ideas why?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Is is immediately after the meal? It could be reflux. That would make her cough. If her throat feels like it is burning and it feels like food coming back up into throat then it is most likely reflux. I would take her to doctor and they can either give her medicine or suggest other alternatives. In the meantime, try having her eat smaller portions and sitting or standing (as long as she doesn't lay down) up for about 30 minutes. Longer if she can.

  • 1 decade ago

    You have to do some tests yourself.

    See what kind of food has worse or better results.

    Particles of food may find their way into her breathing tube.

    Test her with warm liquids and see if you get the same result.(No hard or powderd or dry food)

    If she does not have the same result, then try warm soups.

    Test all kind of foods and see if the heat or liquidity of food has any affects.

  • 1 decade ago

    you might want to ask her doc to send her for a swallowing evaluation---A sure sign that someone is not swallowing properly and coughing after is that they are aspirating food/liquids....needs to get checked asap

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