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waking up in the middle of the night coughing

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
42 years experience Family Medicine
Cough: There are many helpful OTC medications that are helpful to control cough. Delsym is helpful and can be used twice a day. Medications that contain de ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
GE reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux in adults is common and can be controlled with medication, results from several causes, so would be a good idea to go to a GI ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor...: Possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of factors. Once the etiology of your cough is identifi ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Nocturnal issues: Given your age this could be as simple as anxiety and depression or as serious as heart attack or even the response to breathing in too much acid if y ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Oftentimes stress: Worry and stress, depression, change can wake people that are otherwise healthy and happy up. This does not even need to be something bad. Change th ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Have it checked : It is unusual to have a headache that wakes you up as you describe. If this is a new occurrence and you don't have a history of chronic headaches, it ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Nocturia: Important to get an eval with some routine tests included to determine cause, which could be due to several conditions including, but not limited to e ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Ge reflux: There may be more than one issue. Gastroesophageal reflux accounts for the vomit in the mouth. Contributing to this could be hiatal hernia and esophag ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Specializes in Pediatrics
Seperation Anxiety: This is probably not sudden. Babies, and adults, wake several times during the night. We usually put ourselves back to sleep. At certain ages (9-15 mo ... Read More
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Sleep cycles: sleep normally goes in cycles, each cycle last for 90- 120 minute and between these sleep can be very light or even wake up. If you wake up and can't ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Angioedema: Lip tingling may be from swelling, did it feel swollen and did it happen more than once? If so consult with your doctor about it.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Sleep disorder: Various sleep disorders could be considered including shift work disorder, circadian sleep disorder, awakening due to sleep apnea, or paroxysmal leg m ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sleep apnea: You need a sleep study and exam by a physician to determine your optimal treatment.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Snoring & Choking: Your mom should have a sleep study as soon as possible. Sounds like she has sleep apnea, but other issues may also be at hand, such as acid reflux, br ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Acid reflux: This sounds like acid reflux.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Several possibilitie: Could be anything from reflux to sleep apnea or several other things. You need a check-up and i'd bet you need to take off a few pounds.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Number of things: If it is a new problem, cold your baby be congested or have a cold and she is "expectorating" the mucus via vomiting? Or is the baby eating mor ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
Right hand: This would be most commonly either an ulnar nerve irritation (or ulnar neuropathy) at the elbow (usually with arms straightened and palms facing forwa ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: It depends upon how old your little brother is, what's happening with him at home and at school, in the family, etc. Kids can have nightmares about a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Glueck
56 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Bladder full: Most commonly this is a full bladder. Try to restrict fluid intake after your evening meal and see if that makes a difference. Another cause is a trai ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beverly Dexter
24 years experience Clinical Psychology
Night wakening: There are many reasons people may wake up and even if you don't remember dream content dreams could still wake you up. Have you had a good physical ex ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Not enough information here to know whether the nocturnal chest pain is serious or not. Discuss with the physician who knows you and your situation.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Starr Rexdale
41 years experience Psychiatry
Dehydration/low magn: Drink enough fluids, eat a variety of foods to replenish electrolytes and try a supplement of magnesium 200 mg. To 400 mg. At bedtime.
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