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How to stop coughing at night and finally get some sleep ?

How to stop coughing at night and finally get some sleep ?

Depends on cause...: Is your cough worse at night because of being in the supine position? If so, your cough could be due to gerd or post nasal drip or even both. Both have different treatments but the treatments for both are very effective. See your doctor so treatment can be initiated and you can get a good night's sleep! good luck! ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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How can I stop coughing at night?

How can I stop coughing at night?

Med eval: Your doctor can evaluate for reasons you cough at night (like post nasal drip). Sometimes tessalon perlles or codiene can suppress cough until underlying reason is corrected. ...Read more

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How can you stop coughing during the night?

How can you stop coughing during the night?

Nocturnal cough: Depends on the cause. Many patients with nighttime cough have some reflux, but could be suffering with allergies. You could try an antihistamine, a reflux medicine, or a cough suppressant, all are available over the counter. With the limited information provided, it is not really possible to determine the cause of your cough to give you more specific guidance. ...Read more

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How can I stop my constant coughing at night?

How can I stop my constant coughing at night?

Identify cause first: There are several potential reasons for coughing at night. These include asthma, post nasal drip from sinus infection or allergy. Also stomach acid reflux can trigger cough at night. Heart failure can lead to difficulty breathing and sometimes cough when lying flat. A lung specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist can assist in finding the reason, so treatment can be offered. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a cough, it's not to bad during the day, however at night i can't seem to stop! help please ?

Hi, I have a cough, it's not to bad during the day, however at night i can't seem to stop! help please ?

Sinusitis: Depending on when the cough starts at night it may be that you have a sinus infection. When you lay down the sinuses begin to drain and will trigger a cough because of the post-nasal drip that occurs. If the symptom has been going on for more that 7 to 10 days you should see you doctor. ...Read more

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My son coughs in the morning but stops pass 9am or 10am. Then he will cough again at night around 12midnight or 2am but it won't last 5 minutes during?

My son coughs in the morning but stops pass 9am or 10am. Then he will cough again at night around 12midnight or 2am but it won't last 5 minutes during?

Could be reflux: You need to take him to a doctor and have him evaluated for reflux. There are many reasons for cough but the kind that gets triggered when lying down is often from gastroesophageal reflux disease. ...Read more

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My mum complains that she will cough a few times every night when laying down her bed before sleep, and it stops there.Why?

My mum complains that she will cough a few times every night when laying down her bed before sleep, and it stops there.Why?

Cough is reflex: To anything that irritates throat. Infection, dryness, acid reflux are possibilities. If she has no fever and cough stops after a few times, it is probably nothing serious. If it persists or becomes worse, take her to a doctor to make sure there is nothing wrong with her lungs or throat. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

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