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A 27-year-old male asked:

My five year old daughter has coughing fits at night. she caughs a little during the day but it's worse at night. it's been going on for about 2 weeks?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Post nasal drip: Her cough is probably due to a post nasal drip. During the day she can handle the secretions by sneezing or blowing her nose. At night she is lying flat in bed and the mucus drips down and iritates her respiratory tree. Elevate her mattress so she is sleeping on an angle and uses vaporizer for her.

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