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I have chest congestion after lying down. Sometimes when I wake in the morning I cough up lots of mucus. No other respiratory symptoms. Causes?

I have chest congestion after lying down. Sometimes when I wake in the morning I cough up lots of mucus. No other respiratory symptoms. Causes?

Cough: You perceive it in the chest but it really is that you have mucus from your nose which at night drops to the back of yr throat (gravity) where u have cough receptors that make you cough. You should treat your allergies (plenty of OTC meds), get a good HEPA filter for home use and speak to yr doc to get benzonatate 200mg q8h for a few days. ...Read more

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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My upper respiratory symptoms are runny nose 24 hour, mild cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, stuffy nose.So kindly tell me the best medicine ?

My upper respiratory symptoms are runny nose 24 hour, mild cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, stuffy nose.So kindly tell me the best medicine ?

See below: You have a cold. I recommend an over the counter decongestant either phenylephrine nose drops or spray or pseudephedrine tablets (the ones locked up behind the counter). Use them for only 3-4 days to avoid rebound phenomenon. You could also take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief and throat lozenges if sore throat. Take Robitussin-DM for cough. Keep yourself well hydrated and you should get better soon. ...Read more

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Can a deep respitory cough. (Sounds like croupish) be caused by eating a handful of bubbles in a bubble bath? (My son is 3 years old) . no other symptoms just cough.

Can a deep respitory cough. (Sounds like croupish) be caused by eating a handful of bubbles in a bubble bath? (My son is 3 years old) . no other symptoms just cough.

No: Bubbles from a bubble bath cannot cause a croupy cough. croup is usually caused by a virus. There are spasmodic croupy coughs caused by allergies or asthma of childhood & latter are recurrent. Best wld be to take ur child to be evaluated and his pediatrician will guide u with proper advice regarding precautions and medications. If he is in any distress u shd have him seen right away. ...Read more

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Strep throat doesn't cause respitory symptoms such as cough runny nose and trouble breathing right?

Strep throat doesn't cause respitory symptoms such as cough runny nose and trouble breathing right?

Possibly...: Your throat infection could result in bronchospasm and airway inflammation which could lead to the symptoms you describe. So, see your doctor for evaluation as there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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I've had a cough for over 5 weeks now and went to dr 2 wk ago and was told it was upper respiratory. Still coughing and rattling in chest while exhaling?

I've had a cough for over 5 weeks now and went to dr 2 wk ago and was told it was upper respiratory.  Still coughing and rattling in chest while exhaling?

Cough causes cough: It very well probably was a URI weeks ago and at this point what you're left with is lungs that are so coughed out that there's inflammation down there causing you to cough... Which causes inflammation causing more cough, and you get the point. So, if you're no longer sick and just having the chest noises and cough, you would likely benefit from some prescription cough suppression. ...Read more

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What i can I do for a cough from sinus respiratory virus?

What i can I do for a cough from sinus respiratory virus?

Cough: If you truly have a viral infection your body has to fight it off. For symptomatic relief of cough you can you Chestal, cool mist vaporizor, or cough drops. Would recommend follow up with your physician to make sure nothing more serious and make personalized recommendations based on your history. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more