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Why Do I Get A Dry Cough At Night
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
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Itching: Itching usually gets worse at night. You need an evaluation with an allergist. You don't mention a rash, so i assume you do not have a rash. Eczema is notorious to cause itching, so does scabies, if you do have a rash. The causes for your symptoms are many, you need to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nocturnal decrease!: Good morning, most allergic symptoms in get worse at night because on a decrease in cortisol level in our body at night. It is probably an evolutionary phenomenon. During the night we do not need the flight and fight mechanism through adrenalin, needed for survival, hence the level is low. Lower adrenergic levels are associated with allergy-flare-up. Nocturnal asthma is one example. ...Read more
Possibilities...: Possible causes of your cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, including seasonal allergies, sinus difficulties resulting in post-nasal drip, gerd or even a combination of factors. If you smoke, smoking cessation needs to happen to decrease airway inflammation. See your doctor so this can be diagnosed as all these possibilities have different treatments. ...Read more
I run cool mist humidifier and air purifier at night but i wake up every morning with a headache. Do you have any ideas why? Thank you
As an allergist,: I cringe a little when I hear about humidifiers because they are ripe for biofilms (colonization by bacteria and fungi). If it helps you, please clean it thoroughly and regularly with bleach. Sensitivities to fungus can be a cause of chronic rhinitis and it may be your trigger. Other benign causes of morning headaches include snoring/sleep apnea, migraine, grinding teeth/TMJ pain, poor sleep etc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sneezing at night: Lying down increases blood flow to nasal membranes and can cause congestion. You may have allergens or bedbugs in your bedroom--mattress covers and hepa filters can reduce allergens. Also getting rid of rugs and draperies. ...Read more
Dry throat: One of the more common causes of dry throat at nighttime is from mouth breathing. You might not even be aware that you breath through your mouth at night. If you snore, this can sometimes be a clue. There are several devices that can help with keeping your mouth closed. The scratchiness is likely directly secondary to being dry. The mouth really needs to be moist. Stay hydrated, too. ...Read more
Tired dry eyes: Paradoxically, when the eyes become dried out at the end of a long day, there is a reflex tearing and watering as you try to cover over the dry spots with new tears. The excess tears run down the nasolacrimal duct into the nose causing a stuffy nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't have a cold but when I go to bed at night my sinuses get so plugged that by morning I have a headache! What can I do for it?
Periodic congestion: Nasal congestion that occurs only under very specific circumstances is suggestive of allergic rhinitis (especially dust mites if symptoms occur in bed), or vasomotor rhinitis (perhaps triggered by laying flat). Over the counter allergy medications and sleeping with the head and chest slightly elevated may help. Prescriptions solutions may also be available to you. ...Read more
Cough is : From postnatal drainage and clogged ears from inflammation of your eustachian tubes . Chewing gum, yawning, blowing your nose against pinched nostril and taking some allergy medicines will help relieve your symptoms. Drink plenty of fluids. Rinsing your nose with saline solutions helps , too. Consult with your physician if condition worsened. You may need nasal sprays or antibiotics if infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At night when I lay down I start getting a itchy throat and a dry cough why is that it's just nights is this a bad thing should I see a doctor ?
Possibilities...: Possible etiologies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of diagnoses. Since all of these have different treatments, it is important that your doctor evaluates you so the diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated. If you smoke, you need to quit. You doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more
Nasal congestion: Many causes of nasal congestion at night usually dust mites in the bed and vasomoter instability. ...Read more
Dust Mites?: If you have gas heat or live where it's really dry in the winter, a humdifier may fix the problem. You might be allergic to dust mites. You can try taking an antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and see if it helps your symptoms. If it does, you can try buying a special pillowcase and mattress cover for people who have dust mite allergies.You can also see an allergist and get tested. ...Read more
I can't sleep well. I wake up all the time at least 3-4 times a night. What should I do? And do you think it may be because i miss my boyfriend alot?
Insomnia: Sure it can. Temporary. Hope u see your friend soon and he is well. ...Read more
Gravity: When you lie down, the relative position of your head encourages venous blood accumulation leading to congestion of your nose. You can try sleeping with your head elevated. ...Read more
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