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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 more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 (loratadine). Lastly, it is a good idea to follow up with your doctor for this issue. Best of luck. ...Read more
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've been violently coughing with a cold. Now whenever I cough or sit up from lying down, I get a sharp and lasting pain in my lower right abdomen. Wh?
I am 54y old. when lying down or leaning forward I have globus sensation and need to cough up. I use Nasonex, (mometasone) 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 more
I've had a cough for the last 2 weeks. Only until 3 nights ago, I've developed a deep throbbing pain in both my lungs when lying down.
Bronchitis: Bronchitis implies inflammation of bronchial tubes. When this happens, the bronchial tubes swell and produce mucus. This makes you cough. Most healthy people who get acute bronchitis get better without any problems with OTC cough medications. However, it could be serious in older adults and children and in people with other health problems, especially lung diseases such as asthma or COPD. ...Read more
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 more
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