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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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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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What causes rid of a dry cough after a cold?

What causes rid of a dry cough after a cold?

Cough: Cough could cause by a lot of reasons. Please if not getting better please see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a persistant cough?

What causes rid of a persistant cough?

Identify trigger: Rather than suppress a cough, it's best to identify the trigger of the cough so specific treatment can be given. The most common reasons for persistent cough are asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infections and acid reflux. There are many other less common causes. Typical evaluation for chronic cough includes chest x-ray, pulmonary function tests after a thorough history and exam. ...Read more

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What are the causes of persistant productive cough?!

What are the causes of persistant productive cough?!

Multiple causes: Get a comprehensive physical examination, blood testsfor infection and a chest xray. ...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 is the cause of a persistent cough?

What is the cause of a persistent cough?

Multiple causes: The most common causes of persistent cough are asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infection, and ge reflux. There are numerous less common causes that should also be investigated such as tumor, infection, foreign body, heart failure, etc. A lung specialist will be able to identify the cause through chest/sinus x-ray or ct, lung function test, feno, lab studies, history and exam. ...Read more

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Is?A persistent cough/cold a symptom of a secondary infection?

Is?A persistent cough/cold a symptom of a secondary infection?

Possibly. : You did not specify the length of time the cough/cold has lingered but if it has been longer than 2weeks than you may have bronchitis. See your doc if this is the case. ...Read more

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What are causes of a continuous cough and runny nose in an infant?

What are causes of a continuous cough and runny nose in an infant?

Many: Continuous cough and runny nose in an infant should be discussed with your doctor. It might be as simple as recurrent colds this time of year, but it could signify a chronic condition (wheezing or acid reflux), or a more serious infection (whooping cough or bronchiolitis). Treatments vary based on the cause, so a careful exam should be done by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is tightness of the lungs and a persistant cough an asthma symptom?

Is tightness of the lungs and a persistant cough an asthma symptom?

Yes: Chest tightness, shortness of breath, dry cough are considered classic symptoms of asthma. Please talk to your doctor regarding your symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes a chronic cough?

What causes a chronic cough?

Possibilities...: Chronic cough is usually due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of etiologies. If the cough is multi factorial, all etiologies must be treated for the cough to resolve. Sometimes testing is needed for all etiologies to be diagnosed and thus proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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What are some causes of persistent coughing?

What are some causes of persistent coughing?

There are three.: A chronic cough can be caused by GERD (reflex), asthma or allergies, generally. Lung problems can also cause a cough. If your cough has lasted a few weeks and hasn't responded to medications, you need an evaluation by a doctor. Especially if you're a smoker. ...Read more

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Can there be a rare condition for persistent dry cough?

Can there be a rare condition for persistent dry cough?

Three most common di: I would think of common diseases before uncommon diseases. The most common causes of a dry cough are post nasal drainage, asthma and acid reflux. Less common causes are a viral bronchitis or a viral pneumonia. See your physician. If the cough has lasted at least three weeks you need a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Is eyes feeling warm and dry a possible symptom of fever?

Is eyes feeling warm and dry a possible symptom of fever?

Hard to say: Obviously, simply take your temp with an otc thermometer to see if related. As an isolated symptom i can't classify it any further. Certainly dry eye can be an issue for many ; you could try some artificial tears for help. ...Read more

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What is a feeling of chest infection with malaise nasal congestion and with no cough phlegm breath shortness which waxes and wanes over years called?

What is a feeling of chest infection with malaise nasal congestion and with no cough phlegm breath shortness which waxes and wanes over years called?

Difficult: Your symptoms could be consistent with chronic sinus disease, chronic bronchitis or a scarring of the airways called bronchiectasis. At a minimum you should have a breathing test (called pfts), a chest scan and a scan of your sinuses. Visiting a pulmonogist would be helpful to explain your illness. ...Read more

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Cough that lasts over a week. No mucus production. Dry cough. Sometimes coughing spasms are mild. What could be wrong?

Cough that lasts over a week. No mucus production. Dry cough. Sometimes coughing spasms are mild. What could be wrong?

Multiple causes: Sometimes a dry cough can be a sign of asthma. If the cough continues for three weeks or more, I would recommend pulmonary function testing. If you are experiencing a viral illness, then the symptoms should resolve and improve over the next one week. A virtual consult is available by appt. for further management. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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