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A 42-year-old male asked:

hi, i have a cough, it's not to bad during the day, however at night i can't seem to stop! help please ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Sinusitis: Depending on when the cough starts at night it may be that you have a sinus infection. When you lay down the sinuses begin to drain and will trigger a cough because of the post-nasal drip that occurs. If the symptom has been going on for more that 7 to 10 days you should see you doctor.
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine 23 years experience
I agree with Dr. Rooklin. Also suggest trying over the counter anti-histamines like Bendadryl or Zyrtec that might help reduce the post-nasal drip, especially if it's from a viral infection or allergies.
Jan 7, 2013

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Have got a very catchy cough started with green thick goo now white froth been going for about 4 weeks now, will wake me up at night & continue by day?

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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? High calorie malnutrition, particularly sugar etc. Strange but true!
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Cough during day but not at night, what could be the problem?

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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
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Many things: Allergies are most likely.
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What would cause him to cough only at night and not during the day?

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Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Nocturnal cough: Nocturnal cough seen in: - post nasal drip of URTI or allergic rhinitis - GORD - Childhood Asthma

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