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Coughing Only When Lying Down
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?
Postnasal drip: Likely post nasal drip contributing to worsening of symptoms when lying flat. Try to use a saline nasal wash/spray in the evening and or Claritin/ Zyrtec for few days- available over the counter. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 ›
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 ›
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Was messing around doing rolly pollys the other day and it now hurts under my right breast when lying down on my back or when i sneeze or cough?
Chest pain: Most likely explanation is a rib injury or strain of the intercostal muscles. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 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?
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Sporadic cough - only ever one cough rather than fit - and feeling of lung/chest congestion at night when lying down. Over six months. Worrying? Dr?
Cough: One of the most common causes of Night-time cough when laying down is un-diagnosed acid reflux disease. May want to try OTC antacid meds first for a couple of weeks. If no relief then see your PCP for eval and possible imaging. Also if you smoke, try to quit. Good Luck ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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