A 21-year-old female asked:
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when i go to bed every night my thorat starts to hurt then when i wake up in the morning im coughing up green stuff im fine by the middle of the day?

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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Allergen?: If you are only having symptoms at night on a routine basis, then it is time to evaluate your bedroom for allergens... Do you have pets? Do they sleep on your bed? Do you have sensitivity to dust mites? If you are unable to find the culprit, i suggest seeing an allergist to determine what exposure at night might be causing your symptoms. You may also want to try sinus irrigation 1-2x daily.
Answered on Aug 6, 2013
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Open Mouth +/-Reflux: It sounds like you may be mouth breathing during the night. Mucus flow slows when we are sleeping. This combined with open mouth will cause dehydration, color change and thickening of mucus, dry mouth, sore throat. You may also have "silent reflux" that irritates your throat and causes mucus production when you lay down.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012

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