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my child coughs only at night

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
38 years experience Pulmonology
Nocturnal asthma?: Respiratory symptoms are more pronounced at night due to the parasympathetic nervous system being active. Consider evaluate for nocturnal asthma and s ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Night cough: There are many reasons for night time cough. Perhaps the child is allergic to something in the bedroom and has asthma, or perhaps the child is regurg ... Read More
Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl answered
27 years experience Pediatrics
Cool mist humidifier: May be helpful, especially if in a dry climate.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Night time cough: In an asthmatic means that asthma isn't fully controlled, first he needs to take his asthma medications as prescribed, and second , better be seen by ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: He may have an infection of the respiratory tract. Has he been screened for TB? Is there a chest radiograph, complete blood count available for review ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
New or chronic: If this is a chronic problem, she could have asthma or reflux or a number of other respiratory conditions. If it is new and she is making a sharp inh ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
30 years experience - Select Specialities -
Watchful wait: Sometimes children will wake up in the morning with puffy eyes from a back up of fluid from their nose/sinus area. It sort of pools in that area (if y ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Cough when lying: May be reflux, or post nasal drip , even asthmatic may cough as your lungs are more compressed when ying down. Check PFTs, check for reflux consider ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Identify trigger: A cough is a response of the lungs to clear mucus. There are many reasons for a child to cough including infections, inflammation after infections, a ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
AURI: He needs his sleep, a tsp of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime usually helps. See md if associated with other sx.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Variety of causes: Cough can be due to a variety of causes from congestion due to upper respiratory infection, to asthma to cough due to whooping cough. Without know th ... Read More

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