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Coughing Only When Lying Down
Age 64, never smoke. Severe acute cough 15 days ago, took Azythromycin. Now only cough mainly when lying down. Taking 1/3 Hydrocodone APAP. How to cu?
Another infection?: This might be more of an Acute Sinusitis followed by Bronchitis symptoms. First, Azithromycin is only for 5-6 days, which is considered therapeutic for academic purposes, but usually takes 2-3 weeks of antibiotics to clear infection. Also, when lying down + getting a cough usually indicates that Post Nasal Drainage is the cause for the cough. Advise warm compresses to face; nasal saline spray ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is it ok to use plain saline in a nebulizer to help my 4 year-old with nighttime coughing. She doesn't have coughs during day only when lying down. ?
Yes..ok to use: Basically the same as using saline drops into the nose, only it is in vapor form. You can also just put some clean tap water..An alternative is get an ultrasonic humidifier which can run for many hours instead of just few minutes with nebulizer. If coughing is persistent, have her evaluated for possible nocturnal asthma etc... Good luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have common cold, cough is more serious when lying down for some minutes. Worse symptoms in the evening hours. Why?
I have a persistant cough that only comes on when I am lying down. I have tried cough syrup, and mucus pills but nothing seems to help
Typically : Typically a cough that occurs from laying down is either from acid in the stomach that refluxes back up into the esophagus and throat causing cough, or from mucous that is a result of allergies that drips from the nose down into the throat while supine, triggering a cough. My advice is to try an anti-acid medication like prilosec, ranitidine, or pepcid, and also take a daily anti-histamine like alavert or claritin. Lastly, it is a good idea to follow up with your doctor for this issue. Best of luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I am 54y old. when lying down or leaning forward I have globus sensation and need to cough up. I use Nasonex, and medications for LPreflux didn't help?
Perhaps see ENT/GI: If treatments for postnasal drip and gastroesophageal reflux did not help, it may be time to see either an otolaryngologist (ear-nose-throat physician) or a gastroenterologist to have a look with a fiberoptic camera and see what is going on. Which you should see depends on your symptoms; a primary care physician or HealthTap Prime or Concierge physician should be able to guide you. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Why does it hurt in my lower left side of my stomach when u cough plz and when I sit up some times from lying down it feels like something is stomach?
I have a dry cough and pain in centre of chest, cough worse when sitting/lying down, pain dull and sharpens when cough/ breathe in deeply?
Multiple causes: These symptoms may be due to a number of conditions. If you are having difficulty breathing, a physician appt is advised. The possible associated conditions include asthma, reflux with aspiration and pleural irritation. Avoid smoke and a virtual follow up appt available. . ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Hi, I am female. I am having a pain in my upper rt side of my abdomen and my rib cage. The pain is getting worse by cough, deep breath or lying down.
More info?: Is it sharp or achy? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Any fevers? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Possible causes: gallbladder? Pneumonia? Ge issues? Muscle strain? Kidney? ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Hi I have had pain since thursday in my chest and ribs and diaphragm i have a cough finding it hard to bring phlegm up worse lying down what is this?
Dry cough while lying down pain under lower left rib with deep breaths. Somewhat short of breath.
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