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is it bad to sleep with a cough drop in your mouth

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience Radiology
Yes: It could be inhaled and cause choking. Sugared cough drops would be bad for you teeth causing decay or weakening the enamel.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
39 years experience Family Medicine
DYSPHAGIA: This may be just a one time occurrence for you. If this becomes a repetitive event, I strongly urge you to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist fo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Should be ok. Check lozenge ingredients and make sure they're compatible with benadryl (diphenhydramine).
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Chronic cough: It could be a simple viral infection that has a residual ongoing cough or its possible that its now developing into a bacterial infection. Possible mo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
You should be fine: It doesn't seem like your symptoms worsened after it. Most likely it went down to your stomach rather than lungs.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not good: Not wise to go to bed with anything in your mouth as it could accidentally be aspirated. Cough drops high in sugar which feed the bacteria that cause ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Have LPR maybe?: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, cho ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Have you: Changed toothpastes recently? Possible that you might be allergic to certain preservatives / foods / ingredients. Recommend seeing your dentist or ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Anytime: you can use them anytime but there is not a cough after extraction. Sockets close when you cannot taste blood in the mouth
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Nose Bleed: You likely had a nose bleed while sleeping. If you are fine now and not coughing you can follow this at home. Do not go forcefully blowing your nose a ... Read More

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