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when I lay down to go to sleep I start coughing

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Depends upon...: The effective remedy for your child's cough depends on the underlying cause. If your child is coughing often enough to interfere with sleep, have you ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Deconge ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor..: A cough cannot be treated unless a diagnosis is made first. Possible etiologies of your cough include bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, ge ... Read More
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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
May not help: No one likes to see their child suffer and feel the need "to do something" but multiple research studies the last few years have shown cough meds are ... Read More
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).
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Let's see: Asthma cough usually gets worse at night and thus you may have developed what we call a habitual cough. Consult a lung specialist to find a resoluti ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Cough: After a cold you may have developed a sinus infection with a post nasal drip that irritates your throat or perhaps the cold was really an allergy and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
See your doctor: Sounds like a poorly controlled asthma with night time symptoms. Please see your doctor for asthma management. Most probably you will need daily contr ... Read More
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A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Allergic rhinitis: Nasal congestion that occurs at bedtime and upon waking up is often times the result of a dust mite allergy. Claritin and Zyrtec are two over the coun ... 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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