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Can You Cough In Your Sleep
Can you tell me when you sleep are you suppose to breathe in and out of your mouth or your nose to sleep better?
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
Can you suffocate if you have a great deal of phlegm in your throat that your not able to cough up?
Possible: Increased amounts of phlegm/mucus could cause issues with breathing. For example, some people in the hospital setting for example with underlying emphysema or pneumonia, etc. May require suctioning of the mucus to prevent issues. If you are 94 and having increased mucus with trouble breathing, you should get checked by a dr. Asap. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combination long act: This is most likely from asthma, and probably of the moderate persistent stage if it occurs nitely. Use a combination long acting bronchodilator/inhaled steroid jnhaler every 12 hrs, and this should relieve your symptoms. Singulair is a tablet which could be added on if symptoms are not controlled. Advair 250/50, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5 or Dulera 200 are all very effective, and rinse your mouth with. ...Read more
Yes: Almost yes,The only way to confirm seizures is by doing E..E.G. ...Read more
Mouth hives: It is possible for an allergic response to manifest itself as hives in your mouth or throat. An antihistamine would be a good thing to take if this happens--like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc. If it happens repeatedly then evaluate the possible cause and avoid that substance and check with your primary care manager. ...Read more
SLEEP HYGIENE: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, & cool. >>. ...Read more
When exercising, should you breathe through your nose, mouth or a combination of both if you have asthma?
A good question: If anybody died in their sleep dreaming of drowning, they obviously didn't live to tell their dream. Practicing sleep medicine for years, i've heard many a patient complain of recurring drowning nightmares. A great number of them turned out to have sleep apnea. Conventional wisdom has been that sleep apnea is not a fatal disease but many people die in their sleep, cause unknown....... ...Read more
Yes: Severe depression can cause many serious symptoms, including hypersomnia. This is exacerbated by a sense of fatigue and apathy. Discuss your symptoms with your psychiatrist to optimize your therapy for depression, in order to reduce the chances of experiencing some of its most serious consequences. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000945.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Docs can you explain, is it worth losing the sleep you need to wake up for school in the morning?
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