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My 3 year old has had a cough only at night in bed for the last two nights, could this be whooping cough? I've had a sore throat for 2 days now too.

My 3 year old has had a cough only at night in bed for the last two nights, could this be whooping cough? I've had a sore throat for 2 days now too.

Not likely: If his vaccines are current. The cough is of short duration and appears to be contagious, likely a cold. Supportive care to include increased fluid intake, cool mist humidifier, saline drops/sprays, lemon& brown honey etc to relieve symptoms. If nocturnal persists / worsens after 1 to 2 weeks it will be necessary to consider other causes; nocturnal asthma, GE reflux etc.

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Sore throat and dry cough at night what can I take? Cough keeps me up can't stop coughing due to my throat

Sore throat and dry cough at night what can I take? Cough keeps me up can't stop coughing due to my throat

Cough...: It sounds as if you may be describing a post-nasal drip, which causes the itchy, scratchy throat and dry cough by stimulating cough receptors at the back of the throat. If an older child (> 12 years old) or adult, may try an otc decongestant and cough suppressant, usually with dextromethorphan. Throat lozenges, humidifiers, topical vicks and offering warm liquids will also help;.

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I've had this rlly annoying cough for over a week now. Not sore throat just very scratchy. Wont go away, worse at night, no other symptoms really? Im19

I've had this rlly annoying cough for over a week now. Not sore throat just very scratchy. Wont go away, worse at night, no other symptoms really? Im19

Sounds like allergy: Do you have known allergies? What have you already tried? Did you tried otc cough medication with antihistamin in it? If you have any further queries click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan

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What relieves a dry cough and sore throat at night for a 2 year old?

What relieves a dry cough and sore throat at night for a 2 year old?

A humidifier: One in the bedroom with the doors closed. Aim for 50% humidity. Saline nasal spray and gel mist is a great way to get your body to think it doesn't need to make anymore goo. Less goo made, less sore throat, and less stuff to make you cough.

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Sore throat and throat feels dry at night with a dry cough I've had sore throat over 3 weeks cough only just come tho no mucus really?

Sore throat and throat feels dry at night with a dry cough I've had sore throat over 3 weeks cough only just come tho no mucus really?

Prolonged cough: If your not a smoker and are not snotty or sick then you may have Mycoplasma or "walking pneumonia". This is treatable with antibiotics and you get well. There is no test for it and X-rays often are negative. A trial of taking a z-pac antibiotic is the only way to know. If it does not work then consider asthma or GERD as a cause. See tote doctor and get his/her recommendations.

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So for a few days I've had a sore throat and my left side of my throat hurts more than my right. Also it hurts to yawn and I cough a lot at night.

So for a few days I've had a sore throat and my left side of my throat hurts more than my right. Also it hurts to yawn and I cough a lot at night.

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) (for ~2 days) can lessen throat pain.

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It's been a week, I have a sore throat on off, and little dry and irritation. .. Sometime cough at night with sudden tingling. .. Kindly advice?

It's been a week, I have a sore throat on off, and little dry and irritation. .. Sometime cough at night with sudden tingling. .. Kindly advice?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain.

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I am experiencing sore throat, cough (worsened by: lying down, at night), headache (side: all sides) (severity: severe) (time frame: sudden) (qua...

I am experiencing sore throat, cough (worsened by: lying down, at night), headache (side: all sides) (severity: severe) (time frame: sudden) (qua...

See MD: See MD for a full exam. Know all your meds medical history, any recent antibiotic treatment, allergies, etc. Did you have the seasonal influenza vaccine? Influenza virus very common right now. See MD and until then try symptomatic relief with OTC dextromethorphan / guaifenesin and ibuprofen 800 3 times a day. Stay hydrated. Good luck.

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If someone has had a chain cough worse at night, laryngitis, and sore throat for 3 days, is this bacterial?

If someone has had a chain cough worse at night, laryngitis, and sore throat for 3 days, is this bacterial?

Can't say: The combination of sore throat and laryngitis suggests a viral infection but it is impossible to say with certainty. If you are getting better on Tylenol (acetaminophen) and fluids would try to avoid antibiotics. If not would see or go back to your primary care provider.

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Sore throat several weeks right side near top of throat. No phlegm no cough worse at night after being outside. No other symptoms.

Sore throat several weeks right side near top of throat. No phlegm no cough worse at night after being outside. No other symptoms.

Could be infection: Could be adenitis.... Could be many things. Consult your doctor to look at it and they will also test for strep throat. Needs to be examined if you have chronic symptoms.

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The last 3 nights I wake up with bad cough and sore throat I have no fever and some cough during the day worse at night?

The last 3 nights I wake up with bad cough and sore throat I have no fever and some cough during the day worse at night?

Viral URI: Most likely you have a viral upper respiratory infection. These tend to last 7-10 days before your immune system has cleared it. If you have sinus pressure or pain in your forehead or around your face you may have a sinus infection also. Saltwater gargles and zinc lozenges may help your throat. If symptoms worsen or last longer than 10 days see your Dr.

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Just came out of a cold & cough. After shower (at night) cold gets worse & frequent and I wake up with a sore throat, mucus. Lingering cold or gerd?

Just came out of a cold & cough. After shower (at night) cold gets worse & frequent and I wake up with a sore throat, mucus. Lingering cold or gerd?

Cold: Most colds are due to viral infections o the upper respiratory tract, and last 10-14 days. It is common to have a persistent cough afterwards, along with excess mucous production. Gerd is typically associated with heartburn and regurgitation if stomach contents into the esophagus and/or throat. Gerd can get worse with stress as well, such as when you have a cold.

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Last week had sore throat, fever (100), cough, this week sore throat goes away then comes back in middle of the day and at night? (cant swallow)

Last week had sore throat, fever (100), cough, this week sore throat goes away then comes back in middle of the day and at night? (cant swallow)

Possible acid reflux: May causes of sore throat & cough that come and go. Can be associated with difficulty swallowing. You don't have to have heart burn. Other symptoms include a hoarse or scratchy voice, bad breath, burping. Diet might contain acidy food, too. You could also have an infectious problem/lingering virus or untreated strep infection. Would see a doctor if persists for more in depth evaluation.

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Itchy throat & dysphagia only at night; better after I eat cough drops. Developed sore throat; feels like something is stuck on right side. Bothersome?

Itchy throat: An itchy throat in your sleep can be secondary to post nasal drip or acid reflux. You need to see your doctor to determine which it is and treat it accordingly.

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Been sick, sore throat, sniffles, pressure when I bend head forward, dry cough at night, sometimes productive cough with thick green mucus?

Been sick, sore throat, sniffles, pressure when I bend head forward, dry cough at night, sometimes productive cough with thick green mucus?

Sinusitis: Depends on how long this has been going on, it is suggestive of a sinus infection. See your doctor and get checked. Use a saline nasal spray and Mucinex (guaifenesin) to alleviate your symptoms until then.

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The past 3 days I've been feeling sick, sore throat, cough, sneezing, runny and feeling tired what can I take overthecounter I taketheraflu at night.?

The past 3 days I've been feeling sick, sore throat, cough, sneezing, runny and feeling tired what can I take overthecounter I taketheraflu at night.?

You can...: Rest, drink lots of fluids, take some vitamin c, and give it a few days. Over the counter cold remedies have little to no effect. Most colds last about a week. If it's still going on after 2-3 weeks, you may have a sinus infection or something else going on, so you should see your doctor.

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