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A 36-year-old member asked:

my child is having lots of cough at night but normal in daytime. what is the reason for this?

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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Pulmonology 38 years experience
Nocturnal asthma?: Respiratory symptoms are more pronounced at night due to the parasympathetic nervous system being active. Consider evaluate for nocturnal asthma and stepwise asthma treatment. Environment optimization change pillow cases 2/week, bedsheets 1/week, remove dust/rugs from bedroom, increase air circulation, fix a/c filters. Ask pediatrician to evaluate these important symptoms.

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Last updated Dec 18, 2014

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