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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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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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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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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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I have a bad cough it all the time but sometimes it gets so bad i can't breath are sleep what can I do about it?

I have a bad cough it all the time but sometimes it gets so bad i can't breath are sleep what can I do about it?

Cough is a reflex: Initiated by irritation in a bronchial tube. It sends a message to the brain computer (lower brain) that initiates the reflex. If the pulmonary studies are normal it might be that the reflex is too sensitive. I have seen many patients where this is caused by lousy diet that results in oxidative dysfunction in brain. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life and look for some older posts. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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