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Can You Cough In Your Sleep
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
I cough all day and night gets worser when im around people are in stores are when im laying down to sleep what can it be?
First: stop smoking if you do smoke.
Daytime cough (non-bacterial): I like cough drops, but medication you can take that won't make you drowsy: tessalon perles, zonatuss pills, Robitussin dm.
Nighttime cough (non bacterial, non-asthma related): I like tussionex or Phenergan (promethazine) with codiene.
See your doc. He will give you the right combo. You may need antibiotics. You may need a culture. ...Read more
I have a productive cough, and I can't sleep. I was wondering of there is any home remedies to cure fast.?
Productive cough: The value of productive coughing is the clearing of unwanted materials from the respiratory tract. Curing it beneficially would be by alleviating the primary cause. If this is viral, it should clear up by itself. If you smoke, stop. You can suppress cough with a variety of compounds containing dextromethorphan, but this will also inhibit clearing of materials that may be beneficial. ...Read more
My baby is 6 months she has a heavy cough right now. Is it better for her to sleep on her back or stomache?
On her side.:
I would not recommend you put her on her belly and you may be to worried to put her on her back so a comfortable and safe position for her might be on her side. You can also raise the head of the crib slightly.
Is she vaccinated? Has she seen her pcp lately? Would not want to miss an rsv, croup or whooping cough. Good luck. Hope she gets better soon. /jp. ...Read more
I get lots of cough in morning n at night. Its very severe at night. I m not able to sleep also. My age is 38 yrs.
Three year old with a cough but no other symtoms. What can I give him to stop it? It's interfering with his sleep.
Wen I go to bed for sleep I get rough cough during night especially! What can I do to stop my husband get disturbed?
My whole day goes fine, but as soon as night start, cough caught me, due to this sometimes am not able to sleep properly?
Further Assessment: Many causes of nighttime coughing should be investigated. History can often lead to a better understanding. Consult with a physician for a more complete diagnosis. ...Read more
My mum complains that she will cough a few times every night when laying down her bed before sleep, and it stops there. Why?
Cough is reflex: To anything that irritates throat. Infection, dryness, acid reflux are possibilities. If she has no fever and cough stops after a few times, it is probably nothing serious. If it persists or becomes worse, take her to a doctor to make sure there is nothing wrong with her lungs or throat. ...Read more
Is it unusual to cough one time when you wake up followed by some thick white sputum? I sleep with air conditoner in room and fan
Yes: Many people will have post-nasal drainage while sleeping that can collect in the back of the throat. When you awake, the first thing your bodt wants to do with that sensation is to clear it out. ...Read more
What could be causing a headache that persists more than a week? They are usually so bad I have to sleep it off; no cold or cough.
Headaches: The ongoing headaches for a week warrant medical attention. Some of the common causes in a 50-year-old person include arthritis or a herniated disc in the neck, sinusitis, a brain tumor, a ruptured aneurysm, and poorly controlled high blood pressure. Migraines usually do not start at the age of 50. See a neurologist for evaluation of the headaches. ...Read more
MY body starts to itch whenever I cough. I am a smoker too. IT has been 3 weeks so far. IT gets really worst in the night that I find it hard to sleep?
Needs to be checked:
Are you taking any medicine. How long you have been coughing. Is it dry cough or you are coughing phlegm
The itching is 3 weeks now
You can take over the counter pills like Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to stop the itching and cough medicine with Dexromethotphen
And since you are a smoker consult your doctor and get checked
And if you desire to quit smoking get advice from your Doctor as well ...Read more
Cough x1week Tesla pearles & OTC cough med not helping I am vomitting from coughing and I hurt horribly can t sleep no Dr until Tuesday Getting worse?
Nocturnal cough: In general, a symptoms of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Also consider trying to sleep with an elevated head or with a bedside humidifier. All the best! ...Read more
While sleeping, I am awaken because I feel like suffocated and I cough and my breathing becomes okay. What is this?
Vicks VapoRub: On the soles of your feet, as well as a dab under your nose. Be sure to wear socks. I don't know why, but this really works. ...Read more
Cough: This suggests that you may be having either acid reflux or post-nasal drip with inflammatory materials collecting in the upper respiratory tract, probably the trachea. The first step would be to find out what is causing this. Control of cough could be done using an otc product containing dextromethorphan. There are several different products available. Discuss with your friendly pharmacist. ...Read more
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