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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

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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1 yr old with wet cough and chest congestion, worse at night, no fever, vomits at night sometimes. on Aerius & Otirivin. Should I give Zithromax?

1 yr old with wet cough and chest congestion, worse at night, no fever, vomits at night sometimes. on Aerius & Otirivin. Should I give Zithromax?

No: you need to see his pediatrician or an allergist, he might have bronchospasm (narrowing of the airways), which can be controlled by nebulized medicines, more important though is rest of history, environmental history, smokers around your child, etc.., good luck ...Read more

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None productive cough 7week, no worse at night than day,smoke 1 day a week,chest xray all clear,some sneezing and heartburn age 30 scared lung cancer!

None productive cough 7week, no worse at night than day,smoke 1 day a week,chest xray all clear,some sneezing and heartburn age 30 scared lung cancer!

See below: Your description suggests a nasal (and possibly respiratory) allergy. Use a nasal decongestant (zyrtec or loratidine, among others) and stop smoking. If the symptoms go away, you have your answer. If symptoms persist, see your physician for more aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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Juice at night linked to sore throat?

Juice at night linked to sore throat?

Possibly: Acidity of juice may relax the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing gastric reflux into the esophagus & throat. Try drinking non-acidic beverage (water) to see if symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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I have pickwickian syndrome & sleep apnea. Feeling sick. Headaches when waking up. Chest pain. Dry throat. Use oxygen at night. Should I see a dr?

I have pickwickian syndrome & sleep apnea. Feeling sick. Headaches when waking up. Chest pain. Dry throat. Use oxygen at night. Should I see a dr?

Yes: Do you use CPAP or BiPAP? If not then you probably need to be checked for that. If you're already using it, the pressure may need to be adjusted. See your sleep doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Mucus sensatiin in chest,no nasal block,no cough,mild breathlessness(not interfere),increases at night,no sweating,inhaling causes discomfort throat?

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Mucus sensatiin in chest,no nasal block,no cough,mild breathlessness(not interfere),increases at night,no sweating,inhaling causes discomfort throat?

Go see ur FamilyDoc: Given your symptoms, it's best to go see your Family Doc for complete evaluation. You may need beta agonist such as albuterol if suffering from bronchospasm. ...Read more

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Just came out of a cold & cough. After shower (at night) cold gets worse & frequent and i wake up with a sore throat, mucus. Lingering cold or gerd?

Just came out of a cold & cough. After shower (at night) cold gets worse & frequent and i wake up with a sore throat, mucus. Lingering cold or gerd?

Cold: Most colds are due to viral infections o the upper respiratory tract , and last 10-14 days. It is common to have a persistent cough afterwards , along with excess mucous production. Gerd is typically associated with heartburn and regurgitation if stomach contents into the esophagus and/or throat. Gerd can get worse with stress as well, such as when you have a cold. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more