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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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What is recommended to help to fall asleep with a lot of caffeine in your system?

What is recommended to help to fall asleep with a lot of caffeine in your system?

Depends on person: Everyone's sensitivity to caffeine is different. That being said, why would you ingest a lot of caffeine if your were trying to fall asleep? Best way to fall asleep as it relates to caffeine: don't consume caffeine less than 5-6 hours before planned bedtime (the 1/2 life of caffeine is about 5-6 hours). Some people can't consume caffeine after lunchtime to make sure it's out of system by bed. ...Read more

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Is there any specific reason as to one would bleed through the mouth over night while sleeping?

Is there any specific reason as to one would bleed through the mouth over night while sleeping?

Mouth breather?: Possibly due to mouth breathing or recurrent nose bleeds due to dry air and having the heat on. Do you see any sores in your mouth or on your tongue? ...Read more

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I have asthma and going to move in a new room which is just finish painiting in five days, is it harmful, bad for health or has any risky?

I have asthma and going to move in a new room which is just finish painiting in five days, is it harmful, bad for health or has any risky?

Be careful..: Usually irritants that smell very strong can trigger asthma. It all depends what type of paint was used and how strong it is. Usually if you can still smell it it could potentially cause respiratory irritation and asthma symptoms. If that is the case wait a couple of more days in order to stay in the room for a significant amount of time. ...Read more

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Is there a good medicine that can keep me awake in case of jet lag?

Is there a good medicine that can keep me awake in case of jet lag?

Best...: It is best to listen to your body, get the rest that you need to adjust to the time differences rather then try to force yourself to stay awake. Exercise/moving around/staying active during what would be normal "wake times" can help. Jet lag happens, but it doesn't last forever and your body will adjust in a few days naturally. ...Read more

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I was told that putting a drop of milk in the eyes before going to bed would help in cleaning the eyes. Is it true? Would you advise that?

I was told that putting a drop of milk in the eyes before going to bed would help in cleaning the eyes. Is it true? Would you advise that?

No: Most 'home remedies' will not cause harm but will also have little to no benefit as well. If you are having a problem, it is best to get evaluated by your doctor to determine if something is wrong. ...Read more

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Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from meth withdrawals?

Is there any medication\natural herbs that help with dizziness, room spinning, chronic fatigue, sleeping for weeks only getting up to use the bathroom and eat, this is from  meth withdrawals?

Need a doctor: You should have a check up with a physical examination and blood testing, to see if there's something wrong which would respond to some form of treatment. You also need ongoing drug abuse treatment, if you want to stay clean and off drugs, which is what I recommend. Meth Addiction can be tough, you need all the help you can get and need to do whatever it takes to stay clean. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine to help open up the throat for bleach allergies to breath easier? A paper mill that puts bleach into the air periodically

Is there any medicine to help open up the throat for bleach allergies to breath easier? A paper mill that puts bleach into the air periodically

See your doctor: For a prescription medication, you need assessment, may need an allergist/immunologist evaluation, you most probably have an upper and lower airways involvement due to an environmental trigger, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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Can you lose your mind in a nervous breakdown and go psychotic and is there any help for it ?

Can you lose your mind in a nervous breakdown and go psychotic and is there any help for it ?

Nervous breakdown: Nervous breakdown is not a medical term -- but yes, it's possible to go psychotic, out of contact with consensual reality. Yes, there is help for it. If you feel you are in this situation, please see your doctor asap. There are many possible causes, and these need to be evaluated so you get the correct kind of help. ...Read more

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Have to swim for a school thing. There's chlorine in the water, is it safe for me to swim or will it cause breathing problems?

Have to swim for a school thing. There's chlorine in the water, is it safe for me to swim or will it cause breathing problems?

Swimming?: Swimming in chlorine should pose no problem. Breathing it is likely to be problematic. Don't forget to keep your mouth closed! ...Read more

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If you are in a foreign country, the air is bad and you have asthma, what's the best solution at that time to continue with ur trip ?

If you are in a foreign country, the air is bad and you have asthma, what's the best solution at that time to continue with ur trip ?

I would avoid: Going to places that you know will trigger an attack! if you must go, you need to be sure you are well controlled and continue to take your control inhaler and bring your rescue inhaler in case your asthma would flare up.You will be taking chances and ruin up your trip. ...Read more

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Is there any way to stop the pain in back and be able to sleep more comfortly at night with scoliosis?

Is there any way to stop the pain in back and be able to sleep more comfortly at night with scoliosis?

Back pain: I would recommend seeing a spine specialist and possible pain management doctor who could inject steroid to help with pain. ...Read more

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Is there any medication or something else for my son with hydrocephalus that will be able to help him walk in the future?

Is there any medication or something else for my son with hydrocephalus that will be able to help him walk in the future?

Therapy: The best treatments are aimed at reducing increased pressure on the brain. When that is achieved (with a shunt generally), your son will need therapy to help him with his motor skills, and other functions. Many children do improve in this way. For all parents with special needs, pay attention to what your son does accomplish rather than focusing on what he isn't able to do. ...Read more

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Hei. Is there any progress in the field of asthma? I im a pretty bad case and would like to do anything to get rid of the asthma and allergies combind

Hei. Is there any progress in the field of asthma? I im a pretty bad case and would like to do anything to get rid of the asthma and allergies combind

Yes: There is much research being done in the field of asthma including understanding the mechanisms, lung damage, etc. Right now we are limited in medications. What you see are variations of a few classes of drugs. They all work well when used correctly and conscientiously. It is not likely you can get rid of your asthma but it can be controlled. Talk over any concerns you have with your physician. ...Read more

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If i go in a room with asbestos in the air for about a minute is it going to harm me?

If i go in a room with asbestos in the air for about a minute is it going to harm me?

Unlikely: But repeated/chronic exposure does have the potential to cause you health problems as it can damage your lungs on chronic exposure and sometimes cause cancer of the lung or pleura. ...Read more

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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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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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Husband came home all smelled cigarettes, alcohol took a shower but didntwashed head, wentto sleep new born is sleeping in the same room 2m away.Harm?

Husband came home all smelled cigarettes, alcohol took a shower but didntwashed head, wentto sleep new born is sleeping in the same room 2m away.Harm?

A one-time incident: Is unlikely to cause harm, but chronic third-hand smoke is something to discuss calmly with dad. Toxic chemicals in smoke seep into hair, skin, and clothes (making them smell). Your baby can breathe in these toxins when dad holds him or absorb them when he's in contact with household surfaces that have adsorbed nicotine vapors, which can pose a cancer risk when they react with other chemicals. ...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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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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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. ?

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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. ?

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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I have been constantly upset/crying my self to sleep for no reason, lip biting/cheek biting, no motivation, self harmed. HELP

I have been constantly upset/crying my self to sleep for no reason, lip biting/cheek biting, no motivation, self harmed. HELP

Get help now..: You seem quite depressed and need to see a mental health professional right away. Please have a parent or a trusted adult come with you for an initial appointment. Write down all meds you take, any alcohol/drug/tobacco/caffeine use, current stresses and about when you started feeling so negative. Your pcp is a good person to ask for a referral. If you feel suicidal, go to the ER. Please get help. ...Read more

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How can i relieve the cough and dry mouth/throat that seems to happen every time i take trozodone. It prevents me from sleeping.

How can i relieve the cough and dry mouth/throat that seems to happen every time i take trozodone. It prevents me from sleeping.

TrAzodone: Those are called anticholinergic side effects. Please repost and include the answer the actual prescriber of the trazodone gave you to this question; or, if you have not asked that person, please tell us why not. ...Read more

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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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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