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Is there any possible harm in going to sleep with a cough drop in your mouth?

Is there any possible harm in going to sleep with a cough drop in your mouth?

Yes...: There is a risk of the cough drop going into your airway which is less protected while you sleep. Your cough reflex is suppressed during sleep so if the cough drop goes "down the wrong way", you could actually block your airway and essentially choke in your sleep. Better to take the cough drop out of your mouth before you fall asleep. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What does it mean when men tired? Has a head cold cough, head and nose last few day's but seem's to always fall asleep. Takes fluoxetine tablet's.

What does it mean when men tired? Has a head cold cough, head and nose last few day's but seem's to always fall asleep. Takes fluoxetine tablet's.

You named reasons: Both a head cold and fluoxetine cause fatigue. Is your man getting at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep? Eating well? Depressed? All can contribute. ...Read more

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Bad chest cough for about 3 weeks now. I've had a really hard time sleeping & Mon. I started to feel pain in my mouth. White circle, touched and peeld?

Bad chest cough for about 3 weeks now. I've had a really hard time sleeping & Mon. I started to feel pain in my mouth. White circle, touched and peeld?

Last forever: This sounds like a post-viral cough which can last for weeks and there isn't anything that helps, at least that I can find. You just have to ride it out most of the time. As for the white circle in your mouth, it sounds like an aphthous ulcer, but difficult to say without seeing it. ...Read more

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Coughed hard w a cough drop in mouth, it slid down throat, felt like I was going to choke. Then kept sliding. Any chance of aspiration or is it ok?

Coughed hard w a cough drop in mouth, it slid down throat, felt like I was going to choke. Then kept sliding. Any chance of aspiration or is it ok?

You should be fine: It doesn't seem like your symptoms worsened after it. Most likely it went down to your stomach rather than lungs. ...Read more

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Hi. I slept with a cough drop in my mouth a couple of nights ago and I have a sore I the middle of my tongue now. Also my lower gums are hurting and t?

Hi. I slept with a cough drop in my mouth a couple of nights ago and I have a sore I the middle of my tongue now. Also my lower gums are hurting and t?

Not good: Not wise to go to bed with anything in your mouth as it could accidentally be aspirated. Cough drops high in sugar which feed the bacteria that cause cavities. Sore on tongue and inflamed gums may be from other oral problems. Pleased see your Dentist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Consumed cough drop during exercise. Postexercise swallowing food burns roof of mouth and esophagus as food travels through the areas. What is this?

Consumed cough drop during exercise. Postexercise swallowing food burns roof of mouth and esophagus as food travels through the areas. What is this?

Have LPR maybe?: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime, exercises. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Can try otc acid blocker for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, nexium). Eval if persistent ...Read more

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Why would my tongue be numb when I eat or drink? Has happened for a few days. It's a bit numb like I sucked on a cough drop. I don't have allergies

Why would my tongue be numb when I eat or drink? Has happened for a few days. It's a bit numb like I sucked on a cough drop. I don't have allergies

Evaluation needed: This may be a sensitivity to an additive in a food, drink or toothpaste. Even if you have not had any allergies in the past, your immune system can develop allergies at any time. So get this checked out. ...Read more

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I bite my tongue when I fall asleep sitting up, but not when I lay down. It doesn't really hurt, is it bad that this happens?

I bite my tongue when I fall asleep sitting up, but not when I lay down. It doesn't really hurt, is it bad that this happens?

Of course; as stated: Tongue biting, especially repetitive, is clear pain-inducing, body-destructive, self attack. Two issues: (a) What is happening in your mind to drive this behavior while asleep in sitting position & (b) what & how much damage occurs each time along with how well (or not) the results of healing (never fully duplicating original anatomic structure/function before injury). ...Read more

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I have a horrible cough. I couldn't fall asleep. Sitting up straight helped, until my jaw started hurting really bad. Could I have pulled a muscle?

I have a horrible cough. I couldn't fall asleep. Sitting up straight helped, until my jaw started hurting really bad. Could I have pulled a muscle?

Coughing: It is possible that you pulled a muscle. For your cough sleep with several pillows, a vaporizer and drink lots of fluids. Tea with honey works as does the old standby, chicken soup! ...Read more

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I was sleeping woke up to a cough with something in my mouth I spit out a jelly like glob of blood. No mucus?

I was sleeping woke up to a cough with something in my mouth I spit out a jelly like glob of blood. No mucus?

Something bled: The most common cause of coughing up blood is bronchitis, for the throat is so raw it bleeds. That would go away on its own. But, if you have not been coughing, other things can cause blood to collect in your throat, like nose bleeds. Once you get moving, you bring the blood up. It should stop happening after a few days. If it is heavy bleeding, or doesn't stop, you should seen a doctor. ...Read more

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Blood in morning mucus, mouth and nose. No cough. Started sleeping in a new house 3 days ago and air feels dry. Is this serious?

Blood in morning mucus, mouth and nose. No cough. Started sleeping in a new house 3 days ago and air feels dry. Is this serious?

Cause: May just be dry air causing nosebleed. Experiment with moisturizing air.
If bleeding persists beyond a week of trying humidification, see ENT for exam.
Bleeding means broken mucosal lining somewhere. ...Read more

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What could cause dry mouth and sob sensation at rest (while sitting, sleeping, or standing) no wheezing no cough no mucos. Sob stayed all night.?

What could cause dry mouth and sob sensation at rest (while sitting, sleeping, or standing) no wheezing no cough no mucos. Sob stayed all night.?

Anxiety and sob: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include sob (shortness of breath), insomnia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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It has been difficult finding a doctor who understands this condition and wants to help treat it. If you could help me, I would appreciate it......?

It has been difficult finding a doctor who understands this condition and wants to help treat it. If you could help me, I would appreciate it......?

You need to see a doctor.: Undoubtedly, you have experienced a lot of stress in the recent past and presently have a child to care for, which does not help. Not withstanding the possibility of a PTSD / anxiety related disorder, my recommendation is that you see any physician in your vicinity. Family Med, Internal Med, Neurologist, ENT, etc. You begin by telling them of your current poor balance, loss of coordination, dizziness and extremity numbness only. This warrants an MRI of the head. You need a physical exam and some bloodwork done. Based on your evaluation and the test results, that physician will direct you to the necessary specialist if it is indeed warranted. ...Read more

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Why do I jump sometimes when I am going to sleep and bite my tongue?

Why do I jump sometimes when I am going to sleep and bite my tongue?

See a neurologist: If the situation does not improve see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I Just fell and hit my head on a Nightstand. Just above my forehead. How long should I wait before going to sleep?

I Just fell and hit my head on a Nightstand. Just above my forehead. How long should I wait before going to sleep?

Ouch!: Sorry you bonked your head. The deal with head injuries is this: it's not the going to sleep that's important. If you feel okay after bumping your head (other than slight bruise symptoms), then you should be awoken every 2 hour by someone for the next 24 hours to make sure you are okay and you are alert, and your pupils are equal and you can move your arms and legs fine. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) not motrin ...Read more

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I am having my wisdom teeth out on Friday and I am super nervous! I will be all the way under but I am scared about going to sleep what will they do?

I am having my wisdom teeth out on Friday and I am super nervous! I will be all the way under but I am scared about going to sleep what will they do?

Sedation: They will start an IV and give you medicine to drift off to sleep. After you are asleep, you will get local anesthetic so when you wake up, things will be numb. You may have some stitches afterward. Don't worry too much. Your doctor is likely highly trained for this. ...Read more

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If I hear songs in my head before going to sleep and first thingin the morning does this point to some stress or sickness my body is undergoing?

If I hear songs in my head before going to sleep and first thingin the morning does this point to some stress or sickness my body is undergoing?

Depression: Not necessarily but if you are concerned consult with your doctor. Often times people repeat a song that is stuck in there head for various reasons, may have some particular meaning or just one you have heard over and over again. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have a dry cough and head pain\discomfort as if a band is around my head for about 5 weeks not severe but mild, struggle too sleep and worried?

Have a dry cough and head pain\discomfort as if a band is around my head for about 5 weeks not severe but mild, struggle too sleep and worried?

Few possibilities: dry cough could be silent acid reflux coming from stomach. Acid can place pressure on the sinuses and other areas in the mouth-nose area. Dry cough also caused by medication called ACE inhibitors-lisinopril/quinapril/-if ur Blood oressure is too high or too low it can cause headaches. And finally post nasal drip from congested sinuses can also cause some the symptoms ur having. See Doc for work up ...Read more

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I wake up every night at 3:30 in the morning for a month with my mouth dry and able to fall asleep easily. Psychological or physiological?

Interrupted Sleep: Hi
If it is only a month it could be work stress, poor physical health if you are recovering from infection. Also, you could be?? Snoring leading your mouth to be dry. If it was me, I will wait for a further 4 weeks and if no improvement, then would seek help. ...Read more

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.Every night while my husband is sleeping he will suddenly start to cough as if be was choked. By his saliva?

.Every night while my husband is sleeping he will suddenly start to cough as if be was choked. By his saliva?

See below: The coughing could be due to acid reflux, due to gasping/choking episodes associated with sleep apnea, or symptoms of something else entirely. If he wakes up with morning headaches and has daytime sleepiness, a sleep medicine doctor evaluation may be recommended. Otherwise, he can see his pcp for his cough at night. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hi I continue to bite my lip while I'm sleep & cannot stop until I wake up then I cough.... Am I having seizures??

Hi I continue to bite my lip while I'm sleep & cannot stop until I wake up then I cough.... Am I having seizures??

Considerations: Would be reluctant to diagnose nocturnal seizures based upon your description, as a sleep disorder would be more likely, such as sleep apnea, but also nocturnal bruxism. Would start with an overnight sleep study, and proceed based on outcomes. Should be an easy benign answer, and perhaps a night splint would solve the issues. ...Read more

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Why does my arm fall asleep when I put it in front of my head laying down on my stomach? Is it normal? Also why does my left arm feel like it wants to go to sleep when I fall asleep? Should I be worried?

Why does my arm fall asleep when I put it in front of my head laying down on my stomach? Is it normal? Also why does my left arm feel like it wants to go to sleep when I fall asleep? Should I be worried?

May be nerve problem: If an arm falls asleep, goes numb or tingly, or has changes in circulation, just in certain positions of the arm, there may be compression of the nerves and/or blood vessels to that arm. A primary care doctor, neurologist, and physiatrist (physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor) can help figure this out. Sometimes special x-rays are done to see if there is a problem of the nerve at the spine. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more