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Cough Only At Night And Morning
Every night a tickly cough wakes me up. I don't cough at all during the day, only at night when I sleep. What could it be?
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
What would cause waking up choking on my own spit? This has happened at night after a few hours of sleep. I wake up coughing and coughing. Mainly at night rarely during the day if at all. I have no cold or congestion.
I'm dry coughing every night at the same time through the night and sometimes wake up and cough a bit - clears up in the morning. What's going on?
Post nasal drip: could be one common cause of this. When you lie down, nasal secretions fall down your throat and irritate your windpipe. Once you have cleared them out, it doesn't happen until you lie down again. You could try using a decongestant nasal spray at bedtime and anytime you wake in the night with irritation in the area. Some steroid based nasal sprays are available, not sure whether Rx in the UK. ...Read more
Hav a deep cough at night after i eat and in the morning, only seldom during the day.For over3weeks. Using veramist, coughdrops&sometimes nyquil.Suggest?
Possible GERD ...: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn--like coughing after meals & on awakening due to acid & pepsin bathing the back of your throat. Depending on past eval, your doctor may suggest tests or trying acid blocker rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dizzy spells at night and sometimes in the morning and I have a cough for the last 4 days I mainly get dizzy at night?
See a Dr. or ENT: Hard tro say what is going on without a thorough history and exam. See a Dr., whom may refer you to an ENT specialist ...Read more
The last 3 nights I wake up with bad cough and sore throat I have no fever and some cough during the day worse at night ?
Viral URI: Most likely you have a viral upper respiratory infection. These tend to last 7-10 days before your immune system has cleared it. If you have sinus pressure or pain in your forehead or around your face you may have a sinus infection also. Saltwater gargles and zinc lozenges may help your throat. If symptoms worsen or last longer than 10 days see your Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nighttime cough: Coughing at night can occur in a number of ailments, most commonly GERD (gastroesophgeal reflux disease), asthma, post-nasal drip/allergies, and fluid in the lungs for example from congestive heart failure. An allergy to dust mites in the pillow could potentially cause coughing at night. If persistent, it is worthwhile getting evaluated in clinic. A proper history/physical should get the answer. ...Read more
Night is best: This medicine in low doses can be sedating, which helps people initiate sleep and is not so good for people trying to wake up. At the higher does this wears off a bit, but can be problematic. Talk with your provider if it is causing you any problems in regards to your schedule of taking it. ...Read more
I sleep only for 3-4 hours at night and wake up spontaneously(insomnia), abnormal hunger (at night) and thirst. Used to drink coffee, stay up all night?
Reoccurring headaches at night not every night but atleast 4 times a week and hot flashes and sweating during the day?
Find cause first: Night time coughing can be a symptom of asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus issues or even acid reflux from the stomach. Night cough can interfere with normal sleep patterns and lead to day time drowsiness. A lung specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist can assist in finding the cause so that remedy can be prescribed. ...Read more
I have nasal congestion especially at night. I have to breath through my mouth. I wake up frequently during night and daytime sleepiness. Wat i use?
My 3-month-old sleeps 6-9 hrs straight at night. During the day, he's alert and smiley and nurses every 2-3 hrs. Should i wake him up at night to eat?
Coughing and wheezing every night for last four nights after going to bed even waking up middle of night.Only gets better by applying hot pack to back?
Had a cold ... now getting pain in middle of spine all day and night .. always needing a wee at night every ten minutes ?
Kidney Infection: what you describe fits a kidney infection. Very important to have this checked out - the longer a kidney infection, the more damage it can cause. Other diagnoses could be kidney stone. ...Read more
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