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A 21-year-old female asked:

I cough before bed and in my sleep. it happens in episodes and it sounds like i am choking. there is no wheezing and no other symptoms. what is wrong?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Several things: You need to see a physician. You may have allergies that are exacerbated when you are in a reclined position to sleep or you may have mild acid reflux which becomes evident when reclined. If allergies, you could try nasal irrigation with a netti pot and mild salt solution (per the instructions) this may remove enough allergins from your sinus to reduce this problem.

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Last updated Jul 9, 2018

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