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I cough a lot and can't sleep what can it be?

I cough a lot and can't sleep what can it be?

Cough: Chronic cough has to be investigated. It may be one of several things, bronchitis, pleurisy, acid reflux, non specific lung conditions etc. You probably have acid reflux as the cough occurs at night. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more

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If I at night keep cough when sleep? What can I do

See doctor...: Possible reasons for a nocturnal cough include post-nasal drip, gerd, bronchospasm from any cause or a combination of factors. Since all of these have different treatments, you will need to see your doctor to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over the counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Once
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
Once
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What is best to take for a productive cough while at work vs when I have to sleep?

Cough issues:: First: stop smoking if you do smoke. Daytime cough (non-bacterial): i like cough drops, but medication you can take that wont make you drowsy: tessalon perles, zonatuss pills, robitussin dm. Nighttime cough (non bacterial, non-asthma related): i like tussionex or Phenergan with codiene. See your doc. He will give you the right combo. You may need antibiotics. You may need a culture. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough and can't go to sleep. What can I do?

I have a bad cough and can't go to sleep. What can I do?

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

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Take an expectorant
2x day
Use ginger and turmeric to help with cough and inflammation
2x day
If not better in 3 days, consult doctor to possibly get an antibiotic
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How can I help my baby sleep thro a bad cough?

How can I help my baby sleep thro a bad cough?

Help: Steam would help before bedtime. Also an extra pillow under his head , to elevate the head also might be helpful. ...Read more

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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

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Once
Take over-the-counter antitussive medicine (such as Robitussin)
Once
If short of breath, chest pain, fever, or worsened cough, call Dr.
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My baby is 6 months she has a heavy cough right now.. Is it better for her to sleep on her back or stomache ?

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

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