A 55-year-old male asked:
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i often wake up coughing at night. how do i know if it is due to post nasal drip or silent acid reflux?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Nocturnal cough: Nocturnal coughing may be an asthma reaction without wheezing. Remove dust collectors and pets from bedroom. Use a humidifier if environment is too dry. Post nasal drip would most likely also bother you during daytime. Reflux, if a problem, requires you to avoid eating prior to bedtime and elevating the head of your bed. I assume smoking isn't the problem.
Answered on Dec 23, 2019

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