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What causes a dry persistent non productive nighttime cough?

What causes a dry persistent non productive nighttime cough?

Cough: Hello, a cough is a reflex event that occurs after stimulation to the nerves of the airways. A specific night time cough could be due to a few possibilities . First would be a cough variant of asthma. Instead of the wheezing that commonly occurs with asthma, a person coughs instead. My other thought could be from a reflux condition that while you sleep, a small amount of gastric liquid reflexes up. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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Whay causes a dry cough?

Whay causes a dry cough?

Possibilities...: Cough, especially chronic cough, can be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis or even a combination of these etiologies. Bronchitic cough tends to be productive but the rest can be "dry." if one etiology is left untreated, the person will continue to cough. So, continue to see your doctor so all nessary treatments can be given to resolve your cough. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a dry cough?

What causes a dry cough?

Possibilities...: Persistent chronic non-productive cough is usually due to bronchospasm (due to any cause), post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. An evaluation by a doctor is needed for diagnosis since these all have different treatments. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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Itchy throat not sore, dry persistant cough for 4 months, shortness of breath causing me to cough more?

Itchy throat not sore, dry persistant cough for 4 months, shortness of breath causing me to cough more?

Viral: About 85% of sore throats are viral. They can be just as dramatic as their bacterial counterparts. If you're having trouble swallowing, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dry cough and runny nose cause fever?

Dry cough and runny nose cause fever?

Not really: I would say that dry cough and runny nose can be associated with fever in the context of an infection (common cold), but cough and runny nose do not actually cause the fever. ...Read more

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What causes cough and cold?

What causes cough and cold?

Viruses: Mostly common cold viruses (rhino-virus) cause the common cold which includes a cough due to mild bronchitis. ...Read more

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Violent dry cough. No phlegm?

Violent dry cough. No phlegm?

See MD: See MD or ER. There are a variety of causes. Some benign, some serious. ...Read more

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Burning in lung, dry hacking non-productive cough, congestion. Should i be worried?

Burning in lung, dry hacking non-productive cough, congestion. Should i be worried?

Fever?: You should be worried, are you a smoker? If has not being going for more than 2 or 3 days and there is no fever can wait otherwise see a doc. ...Read more

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What meds cause unproductive dry cough ?

What meds cause unproductive dry cough ?

Some BP meds: A common cause of cough due medication is a class of medication used for lowering blood pressure called ace-inhibitors, such as lisonopril. ...Read more

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Reasons for coughing up blood, dry air?

Reasons for coughing up blood, dry air?

Coughing blood: The most common reason for coughing up blood in an infection. However, we always worry about rare things lik cancers in the lungs or other conditions such as sarcoidosis. This is certainly worth seeing your doctor and at least getting a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Chronic cough causing body spasm from pain bile taste stuffy nose. Cough is a dry bark?

Chronic cough causing body spasm from pain bile taste stuffy nose. Cough is a dry bark?

Several causes: A dry cough with a stuffy nose can be secondary to post nasal drip. You may have nasal allergies. You may also have sinus problems. Consult an allergist to identify the issue and help you with your cough. ...Read more

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Is a chronic cough from gerd and post nasyl drip associated with coughing after someone sprays perfume too? It's dry cough.

Is a chronic cough from gerd and post nasyl drip associated with coughing after someone sprays perfume too? It's dry cough.

Yes.....: Hopefully the coughing doesn't last too long. This isn't well studied but, any time the lungs become inflamed due to any reason, they become susceptible to further inflammation from EVERY reason. The previous irritation from GERD sets up susceptibility to the perfumes. Most long term asthma medicines help this but monteleukast might be the best. ...Read more

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Coughing dry mucus, dry cough after, worst in the morning. 28 yrs old.

Coughing dry mucus, dry cough after, worst in the morning. 28 yrs old.

Cough: There are multiple causes of cough. You may have bronchitis, or post nasal drip from sinus/nasal congestion. Allergies to pollen, dust or mold may also cause cough. Also, stomach acid reflux sometimes causes cough. Check your temperature and consider an allergy medicine such as Zyrtec D, or a cough medicine like Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM. ...Read more

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What causes the chronic productive cough with thick yellow mucous?

What causes the chronic productive cough with thick yellow mucous?

Possibly...: Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is a possible cause for these symptoms. If a productive cough lasts 3 weeks or longer, it needs to be evaluated by a doctor. If there is shortness of breath, you should be evaluated today, in an er if your doctor can't see you right away! there is no cure for chronic bronchitis but symptoms can be controlled with therapy! ...Read more

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Can lisiniprel cause a dry hacking cough? If so, what will help the cough?

Cough: It sure can as I am on it as well and have a dry cough! i am getting off it to another med as this is the only way to control it. Can be very bothersome. ...Read more