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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 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Post nasal drip/gerd: 2 reasons to develop a cough with lying down is reflux or post nasal drip.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Few days: It takes a few days for the flu to completely go away. Give it some time.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Marcus
40 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
? 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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
23 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
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
19 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Skop
Dr. Neal Skop answered
26 years experience Cardiology
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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