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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

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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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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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4weeks baby fell asleep in our bed, & he took a blanket in his mouth , i worry if there will be harm now , i mean germs and so on, it was clean butstill?

4weeks baby fell asleep in our bed, & he took a blanket in his mouth , i worry if there will be harm now , i mean germs and so on, it was clean butstill?

Do so if U must: Babies suck germs off their contaminated fingers constantly and most are destroyed by stomach acid.Those that are not, end up in out intestines & generally do no harm. ...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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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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