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I seem to get a cough while sleeping at night that wakes me up it is a tickle in my throat what is going on

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Post nasal drip/gerd: 2 reasons to develop a cough with lying down is reflux or post nasal drip.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
GE reflux? Sinus?: Could be allergy to something in room (pet perhaps?) could be post nasal drip, dry throst from mouth breathing (stuffy nose), could be backflow of sto... Read More
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Possibilities....: Possibilities include post-nasal drip and gerd, both of which can cause bronchospasm that worsens when you lie down. The treatment for these is differ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Few days: It takes a few days for the flu to completely go away. Give it some time.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Typical: This is a very typical symptom of viral upper respiratory infections. I would stay well hydrated, suck on ice cubes if needed. Try using some honey ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Possible allergy: Typical allergy symptoms are sneezing, itching, congestion and clear nasal discharge. If a person is allergic to something in the house or in the bed... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
? reflux: If this only happens every night when you lay down to go to bed - this sound like it is most likely being caused by gastroesophageal reflux. Would pr... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Don't Blame A/C: Air conditioning can dry air and cause mild throat/nasal irritation and possibly stimulate some cough. Significant throat pain, severe cough more lik... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Postnasal drip: Postnasal dripping of mucus while you are recumbent in bed may be caused by excessive dryness or dust collection in your bedroom. I believe that the r... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatric Pulmonology 18 years experience
Allergies?: Your symptoms may be a sign of allergies. Treatment with antihistamines may help to alleviate the tickle and sore throat.
A male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Seek the cause: There are several possible causes of dry cough not related to a cold or infection. Post nasal drip and gastric reflux are common causes and often not... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Try benadryl (diphenhydramine): Sounds like you may be having allergies and mucus building up when you lie down. Try propping your head up a bit and taking 25 mg of diphenhydramine (... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Skop
Cardiology 27 years experience
Evening cough: your symptoms could be from post nasal discharge but also could be from a cardiac or pulmonary cause i would suggest that you begin with your primary ... Read More

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