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Dry cough from lungs at night waking me up?

Dry cough from lungs at night waking me up?

See doctor...: Possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of factors. Once the etiology of your cough is identified, it can be treated since each of these has a different treatment. So, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I have a dry cough coming from my lungs for a week now. I don't have mucus or any other symptoms. I took delsum but that isn't working. Please help. ?

I have a dry cough coming from my lungs for a week now. I don't have mucus or any other symptoms. I  took delsum but that isn't working. Please help. ?

Could be allergies: Depending on any other symptoms, could be allergies. You might try over-the-counter Flonase and/or Zyrtec (cetirizine). If it does not improve, you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What are some things one can do to alleviate cough from lung cancer?

What are some things one can do to alleviate cough from lung cancer?

Not a lot: But try nasal saline twice daily to decrease nasal mucus. Humidity- humidifier in sleeping area. Narcotic cough suppressant-codeine commonly. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right lung every now and then when breathe and moving, not strong, sometimes dry cough coming from lungs, smoker for 1,5 year. 17 yrsold?

Pain in upper right lung every now and then when breathe and moving, not strong, sometimes dry cough coming from lungs, smoker for 1,5 year. 17 yrsold?

Growing pains?: Has your rib cage grows and your lungs expand, There are various unusual aches and pains associated. I highly recommend you stop smoking. Less than 25% of people smoke now a days and you are in the minority. A dry cough is particularly bad in such a young history of smoking. A chest x-ray might be valuable ...Read more

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Every so often i cough up somethimg from my lung its a small jelly blob clear.the size of a pea. what r they? it just comes flying out in in 1 cough

Every so often i cough up somethimg from my lung its a small jelly blob clear.the size of a pea. what r they? it just comes flying out in in 1 cough

Mucous: most likely. BUT worth having evaluation. Smoker? Environmental issues? Animals, asbestos, dust mold etc. If prior pneumonia or lung issues, then bronchiectasis is possible. There are also some lung inflammations that cause more sputum ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to cough up staples from lung surgery 3 yrs later?

Please advise if it's normal to cough up staples from lung surgery 3 yrs later?

Not normal: While this may not represent a major problem, it would not be considered "normal". A follow up with the thoracic surgeon would be advised. Surgical staples used to remove part of a lung could migrate and be coughed up, but evaluation by the surgeon would be best to make sure this doesn't represent a more serious problem. ...Read more

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How do you tell if a cough is coming from ur lungs or throat? Can hear congestion when cough, but not bring up much, but chest burns when I cough, hel

How do you tell if a cough is coming from ur lungs or throat? Can hear congestion when cough, but not bring up much, but chest burns when I cough, hel

Location of phlegm : Hard to tell often where the cough is coming from but some generalities do exist. If it is coming from the nose and throat, you might feel post nasal drip and this would respond to Flonase and or clarispray over the counter. You can also take cough syrup , delsym over the counter. It works well. Take Tylenol or Motrin for the pain with the cough. Good luck and feel better: ...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