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Night Coughs In Adults
Poor sleep patterns: Night terrors/sleep walking and sleep talking are all forms of a sleep disturbance commonly linked to sleep deficits. A short term (days) or long term period where the kid is not getting enough efficient sleep may set it off. Other factors can contribute to the process. Adding as little as a half hour of sleep/24hrs can sometimes decrease or end the events. ...Read more
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
60 year old man experiences coughing at night when he goes to sleep. Sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night because of the coughing???
Gerd?: Acid backing up from stomach when go to sleep at night can cause cough. Raise the head of the bed before sleeping. Place a strong, solid object (like a board) under the top portion of the mattress. This will help prop up your head and the upper portion of your body, which will help keep stomach acid from backing up into the throat. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Age 33, , male.Woken up every night with severe chest pain (throat very dry).Only relieved by drinking water/milk.Also, woken up vomiting bile in sleep?
GERD: Your symptoms could be from acid reflux (gerd) or peptic ulcer disease. Ask you physician trial of anti acid medications. If you have weight loss, blood in the stool/black stools or symptoms not improving after anti acid treatment then endoscopy maybe indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 year old gasping in sleep? It started last summer and again this season- often when my son goes to the pool that night he gasps for air in his sleep
Deadly choice : Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90s to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants and children.This is primarily due to the public's mistrust of vaccines after some fraudulent research suggesting linkage to autism. Various celebrities have promoted this fiction.As a result more than 30 babies die/yr from whooping cough. ...Read more
Our 6 yrold daughter has troubling 8 weeks throat mucus cough that gags her - non consistent occur, some during sleep, mostly first thing in am. A choki?
Mom has Alzheimer's, doesn't sleep at night (sleeps often during day).She takes escitalopram in the morning,can we use valerian root capsule at night?
Maybe . . .: But before trying valerian root (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/valerian-root.html), why not try switching her Lexapro (escitalopram) to nighttime dosing. Different people react differently such that some feel sleepy while others complain of insomnia, all as a result of the same medication! Check http://www.drugs.com/mtm/escitalopram.html for more info. More daytime activity such as exercise might help. ...Read more
Daughter spent the night at her great grandparents;smoke outside,still lingers in the house
Running ever for 3days (99-102)
Gunk in eye, cough
New Virus: If she is congested this is likely a new virus. If her fever doesn't trend down over the course of today have her seen tomorrow. Is she short of breath? Is she breathing fast? Does she perk up and give you a smile with tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin? Her exposure to cigarette smoke definitely makes her more likely to catch a virus, you are correct! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Morning Headache!: A toddler with a morning headache needs a face to face evaluation from a skilled pediatrician. Please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Yes, the potential causes of a morning headache in a toddler are different than in an adult. They are more potentially concerning causes, including brain tumor. If you are not able to get an appointment within 48 hours, please go to the ER ...Read more
12 years old daughter taking budecort100 inhalour morning and night. Mostly in night (day time also) dryness in throught and cough take water ok?
My father about 54 years old complains of sweating at night in the winters only. After waking up his t shirt is wet but only in winters.thank you?
Sweating: If it is seasonal, it likely doesn't represent disease. Blood work TB test and a CXR should be done to confirm this. All the best. ...Read more
Almost every morning especially when winter starts I cough up yellow mucus in the morning. I often catch colds. I cough only in the mornings.
Ge reflux: There may be more than one issue. Gastroesophageal reflux accounts for the vomit in the mouth. Contributing to this could be hiatal hernia and esophageal dysmotility. If this happens a few hours after eating, then slow gastric emptying or gastroparesis can be another issue. You should see gastroenterologist. ...Read more