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my coughing wakes me up at night

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Cough+: You report long standing symptoms. You do not report seeking or receiving medical treatment. You need to see a General Physician or Urgent Care imme ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
PN drips ?: Postnasal drips are the likely cause but one needs to consider reflux which worsens when you lie down. Ask your doctor to check your nose and throat ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
24 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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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
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 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Exagerrated reflex: Coughing is a reflex initiated by a message to the brain from the bronchus. If it is initiated too easily you can cough unnecessarily. Commonest cause ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
48 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
No cause for alarm: 18 year old male asks, "I sometimes get a light cough but its only at night usually and I'm usually fine when I wake up next morning. What is this?" C ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: This can be from a wide variety of conditions, including post-nasal drip, acid reflux, and so on . You need to be seen to be diagnosed. Good luck.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Chronic cough: You may have reactive airway disease or asthma. You may also have upper respiratory tract allergies with post-nasal drip when you lie down which irrit ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faisal Akbari
13 years experience Internal Medicine
See her doctor: She should see her doctor. There are numerous possible causes of cough. The tobacco use is concerning and she should stop smoking. Sinus infections ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
You may have: asthma or gerd or postnasal drip. See your doctor . May need referral to lung specialist for testing and examination.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
24 years experience Family Medicine
Nighttime cough: Chronic allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis or nocturnal acid reflux or reactive airway disease can cause night time coughing that goes away after y ... Read More
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