Let’s talk about a dry cough. Many people are scared of this symptom, so they often refer it to acid reflux. Instead of having the first signs of acid reflux, a patient might experience a chronic cough. It is more difficult to tell whether this is the symptom of real acid reflux as it does not belong to the category of classic symptoms like heartburn. Except for the threat of acid reflux, there is a probability of the reflux of non-acidic stomach contents. Such symptom shows up after taking a meal or at night. Activities like smoking or lying down deteriorate the situation.