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Coughing, stuffy nose, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing, low-grade fever, nausea, can't sleep?

Coughing, stuffy nose, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing, low-grade fever, nausea, can't sleep?

Cold symptoms: Sounds like u have a common cold. How long have u had the symptoms. Soem common colds also give u laryngitis, if ur horseness persists u should see ur doctor. Try some warm soups and salt water gargles. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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Coughing, sneezing, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing and can't fall back asleep and 99.1-99.4 fever?

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Coughing, sneezing, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing and can't fall back asleep and 99.1-99.4 fever?

URI (common cold): Sounds like you're describing an upper respiratory infection or uri. Influenza or flu is accompanied by muscle aches & fever >100. Some describe it as worse cold ever. Strep throat is sore throat w/fever & swollen tonsils w/pus & tender glands w/o cough. Recent study says average duration of cough is 18 days. But if you have any concern for worsening symptoms or shortness of breath, go see doc. ...Read more

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I cough at night and can't sleep.

I cough at night and can't sleep.

Consult your MD: You are not able to sleep because of cough, i will suggest you get it checked by your doctor.You may have 1gastro intestinal reflux 2allergies/asthma 3chronoc bronchitis 4cough due to smoking and there can be other pulmonary conditions causing the cough. ...Read more

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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

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I've been wakening up at night coughing can't beath. ?

Several possibilitie: S including postnasal drip, mucus plugging, reflux and or bronchospasm. Please sse your doctor. ...Read more

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Bad gastric reflux. Wake up coughing and coughing and gagging. At work I cough and gag, what to do?

Bad gastric reflux. Wake up coughing and coughing and gagging. At work I cough and gag, what to do?

Elevate the bed: Take a proton pump inhibitor in the morning before breakfast, then an h2 blocker at night before bed. But elevate the head and the bed with bricks, books, or get a mattress wedge. Pillows do not work. ...Read more

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I'm coughing up phlegm every night!?

I'm coughing up phlegm every night!?

Depends: The body always has a reason for what it does. Consistent coughing phlegm is abnormal. Not everyone who is sick feels sick or has fever. There are many potential reasons for the cough, not all of which will make you 'feel sick' it would be wise and appropriate to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I wake up at night coughing up phlegm. Is there anything wrong?

I wake up at night coughing up phlegm. Is there anything wrong?

Possibilities: Acid reflux and post nasal drainage can both cause nighttime coughing spells. Raising the head of the bed may help some. ...Read more

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I sometimes wake up at night choking.Could it be acid reflux?

I sometimes wake up at night choking.Could it be acid reflux?

GERD: Also called gastroesophageal reflux disease. Common symptoms such as heartburn, bloating and sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your throat or mouth are the key to the diagnosis of acid reflux disease. The good news is a treatable condition. Rec.: see your pcp for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dry throat. Tightness and cough especially at night. Pfts done. Is it asthma?

Dry throat. Tightness and cough especially at night. Pfts done. Is it asthma?

It is possible: A lot of patients with Asthma get tightness of the chest and cough at night during an acute attack. You need to be examined by your MD who will be able to tell you for sure if it is Asthma or not. ...Read more

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Constantly tired but can't sleep at night. Help?

Constantly tired but can't sleep at night. Help?

Start w good sleep : Hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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Sweaty palms & feet, nausea at times, difficulty breathing, coughing, congestion at times, no appetite , feeling not myself, dry cough for week.

Sweaty palms & feet, nausea at times, difficulty breathing, coughing,  congestion at times, no appetite , feeling not myself, dry cough for week.

See your doctor.: What you are describing is a wide range of symptoms, which will require taking a good history, performing a physical exam, and perhaps some testing. This is too complex a set of symptoms to try to address online. See your doctor soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable dry cough at night..Hard to breath in completely..Been sick sometimes productive with green mucus..Can't sleep. Help! ?

Depends: On whether this is long standing or acute. The green mucus suggests that you have some infection with a bacterium called pseudomonas and it is a nasty one. Get local medical advice. ...Read more

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Been sick, sore throat, sniffles, pressure when i bend head forward, dry cough at night, sometimes productive cough with thick green mucus?

Been sick, sore throat, sniffles, pressure when i bend head forward, dry cough at night, sometimes productive cough with thick green mucus?

Sinusitis: Depends on how long this has been going on, it is suggestive of a sinus infection. See your doctor and get checked. Use a saline nasal spray and Mucinex (guaifenesin) to alleviate your symptoms until then. ...Read more

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I wake up every 2 hours at night coughing. Is there any remedy?

I wake up every 2 hours at night coughing. Is there any remedy?

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

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Dr. Seth Rosen
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Gagging (Definition)

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