Top
20
Doctor insights on: Remedies For Excessive Coughing At Night

Share
1

1
What are home remedies for non stop coughing in children at night ?

What are home remedies for non stop coughing in children at night ?

Buckwheat honey: Buckwheat honey has been shown to decrease cough significantly, more than dextromethorphan, which is the active ingredient in all over the counter cough medicines. In my experience, raw honey can be helpful too. Generic supermarket honey (bear jar etc) is worthless. If, however, the problem is asthma, honey won't help. In that case, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,595 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I wake up every 2 hours at night coughing. Is there any remedy?

I wake up every 2 hours at night coughing. Is there any remedy?

Find cause first: Night time coughing can be a symptom of asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus issues or even acid reflux from the stomach. Night cough can interfere with normal sleep patterns and lead to day time drowsiness. A lung specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist can assist in finding the cause so that remedy can be prescribed. ...Read more

3

3
Any tips for dealing with fatigue while working at a computer late at night?

Any tips for dealing with fatigue while working at a computer late at night?

Breaks...: Sometimes an all-nighter is necessary (we've all been there), so here are a couple things that will help you make it through: breaks every 30 minutes for stretching and looking at something other than the screen. Work in a well lit room (not like the picture). Healthy snacks - peanut butter, nuts, raisins, etc. Lubricated sterile tears for the eyes. Good luck! ...Read more

4

4
Cough from drainage at night.What's best for it?

Cough from drainage at night.What's best for it?

Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin thins mucous secretions and can be helpful for this. There are a lot of otc preparations which contain guaifenesin. If you have cough variant asthma an inhaled bronchodilator may help. ...Read more

5

5
Have been dealing with extreme dry mouth at night only, and periodic sore throats for past 3 weeks. Condition is causing minimal sleep as it wakes him up at least 6-8 times per night to drink water. Using Biotene spray & Prescript Toothpaste?

Have been dealing with extreme dry mouth at night only, and periodic sore throats for past 3 weeks.  Condition is causing minimal sleep as it wakes him up at least 6-8 times per night to drink water.  Using Biotene spray & Prescript Toothpaste?

Humidifier: People who live in climates with low humidity (esp in the winter) can greatly benefit from using a humidifier during the night. Prevent dryness by using OTC nasal saline to rinse and open nasal passages to avoid mouth breathing at night. Avoid OTC cold remedies as the medications worsen oral dryness. Maintain good hydration during daytime. ...Read more

8

8
What is the remedy for curing dry throat at night (while sleeping)?

What is the remedy for curing dry throat at night (while sleeping)?

Humidifier: Try using humidifier in bedroom. Beware that risk for mold might increase. So don't run humidifier all day long, just when you're sleeping. Also check for possible allergies causing nasal congestion such that you breathe thru your mouth which dries throat. Perhaps try antihistamine. ...Read more

9

9
A persistent cough for many years now along with night time and early morning fits of sneezing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps ?

A persistent cough for many years now along with night time and early morning  fits of sneezing Benadryl (diphenhydramine)  helps  ?

Allergy: Seems you have a allergy ....reactive air way disease. Stop smoking/avoid smoke, eliminate indoor allergen- live plant ,animal, change airconditioning filter regularly, take Singulair/accolade daily, Clarinex/Claritin/Zyrtec/Allegra daily will help your situation. Old carpet, dust may be contributer. ...Read more

10

10
My 3yr old baby coughing with blocked nose at night for 5days now. At times intense coughing and a lot of mucus. Mild temp. Advice plz.

My 3yr old baby coughing with blocked nose at night for 5days now. At times intense coughing and a lot of mucus. Mild temp. Advice plz.

Colds can get worse: Still sounds like 'just a cold' and likely ok to watch at home. Consider using some nasal saline spray or drops to loose mucous in nose to make breathing easier if fever > 102, new ear pain, worse sleep, acting more sick or you are concerned, child should see a doctor in coming days. ...Read more

11

11
What are remedies for dry mouth at night?

What are remedies for dry mouth at night?

Dry mouth: If you are taking and medications, start by speaking to your physician if they can cause dry mouth and if the dosage can be reduced or if there are alternative medications that are less prone to causing dry mouth. Hydrate (drink water) as much as possible throughout the day. Minimize foods with heavy salt, sugar, acid content. There are many Biotene products designed specifically for dry mouths. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
13

13
Pain in my stomach at night releived by drinking peppermint tea and belching. Wake up at night due to pain. What is it?

Pain in my stomach at night releived by drinking peppermint tea and belching.  Wake up at night due to pain. What is it?

Reflux: Peppermint is an old remedy for an upset stomach. You should see your doctor as this could be reflux or an ulcer. They may want to prescribe a proton-pump inhibitor which will reduce the acid production in your stomach and allow it to heal. ...Read more

14

14
I've been coughing at night. Which is better vaporIzer or humIdIfer?

 I've been coughing at night. Which is better  vaporIzer or  humIdIfer?

Cough: It is important to identify the etiology of cough, if their is fever or SOB or chest pain or reflux or wheezing. Humidifier or vaporizer will both get moisture in the air hence not much different except in cost and method of steam versus mist ...Read more

15

15
What should I do for a strong congested cough with lots of phlegm sometimes green and yellow. Post nasal drip non stop. Worse at night no fever?

Depends: If the symptoms outlined have been going on for longer than 10-14 days, then this could be consistent with a sinus infection and likely benefit from antibiotics. If symptom duration is less than 10 days, then rest, fluids, chicken soup, etc until the illness runs its course. ...Read more

17

17
Sleeping at day instead of night causes any problems?

Sleeping at day instead of night causes any problems?

Sleeping: If you are not used to it,sleeping during the day instead of at night requires significant adjustment and getting used to it. Many people with night jobs do quite well sleeping during the day. ...Read more

18

18
Reason for snoring loudly at night ?

Reason for snoring loudly at night ?

OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea is the likely cause. There may be transient episodes where breathing stops for a period of time (ie seconds). This type of respiration prevents one from entering REM sleep. It is dangerous in the long run. ...Read more

19

19
14 month old with congested nose but no mucus,worse at night with sleep disrupted.no other symptoms.what could it be?steps I should take or treatment?

14 month old with congested nose but no mucus,worse at night with sleep disrupted.no other symptoms.what could it be?steps I should take or treatment?

Nasal congestion : W sleepless nights may be due to allergies or just being stuffed up! Continue bulb suctioning w saline solution,try using other antihistamines - Claritin , Zyrtec or Allegra.Steaming up bathroom is a good way to loosen up nasal congestion.Clean nostrils,apply Vaseline, aquaphor ointment etc to prevent nasal mucosa from drying up. sores inside nose,needs antibiotic ointment .no better, see doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Can you suggest any remedies for dry mouth at night?

Can you suggest any remedies for dry mouth at night?

See doctor: If you are taking any medications, you should discuss with your doctor if these pills cause the dry mouth, and if so, are there any alternative drugs that don't cause dry mouth. If you are not taking meds, then you should see a dentist to see if you have problems with your salivary glands checked. There are xylimelts in drug stores that stick to roof of your mouth and helps lubricate. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more