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Why does my cough get worse at night or first in the morning?

Why does my cough get worse at night or first in the morning?

Position?: If your cough worsens when you lie down, either at night or in the morning, it may be due to post-nasal drip or gerd. Both of these can cause bronchospasm and lead to cough. The treatments for these are different so see your doctor so treatment can be initiated if either or both of these proves to be the culprit. ...Read more

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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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Chronic chest pain worse in supine position. Saw card 1 yr ago dx pericarditis. Cough(new sx) for only the first 2 to 3hr in morning.No smoker. Ideas?

Chronic chest pain worse in supine position. Saw card 1 yr ago dx pericarditis. Cough(new sx) for only the first 2 to 3hr in morning.No smoker. Ideas?

Chronic chest pain: May be reflux. Would elevate head of bed when sleeping and try 1 month of prevecid 30 qd ( OTC) and 150 mg of ranitidine OTC see if that helps. You are on plaqunil so likely have autoimmune disease so consider clot and recurrent pericarditis, as well ( less likely) but call you doctor in AM,, may be flare ...Read more

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Asthma vs. Rad my son has cough variant asthma, he never wheezes during an attack, just coughs violently and uncontrolably. He recently has had this cough for the past week that he just can't shake. It get really bad in the first thing in mornings and at

Asthma vs. Rad my son has cough variant asthma, he never wheezes during an attack, just coughs violently and uncontrolably. He recently has had this cough for the past week that he just can't shake. It get really bad in the first thing in mornings and at

Kids : Kids do not have to wheeze to have asthma, as you have indicated that your son has cough variant asthma. The Flovent and ventolin are appropriate management from your physician. I am not sure what the urgent care physician was treating with the amoxicillin. Antibiotics are not used to treat wheezing or cough variant asthma or rad (simply meaning the airways react/narrow to stimulus such as infections, exercise, or allergies). Was the physician concerned about a bacterial infection? In that case the antibiotic would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I sometimes get a light dry cough but its only at night usually and I'm usually fine when I wake up next morning. What is this?

I sometimes get a light dry cough but its only at night usually and I'm usually fine when I wake up next morning. What is this?

No cause for alarm: 18 year old male asks, "I sometimes get a light cough but its only at night usually and I'm usually fine when I wake up next morning. What is this?" Could be a number of things like; Allergies with Post Nasal drips, sleeping with direct fan or air conditioner blowing directly at the person. However if one is fine in the morning, there is probably no cause for alarm. ...Read more

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I get lots of cough in morning n at night.its very severe at night. I m not able to sleep also.my age is 38 yrs.

I get lots of cough in morning n at night.its very severe at night. I m not able to sleep also.my age is 38 yrs.

Reflux esophagitis: is one possibility, try otc omeprazole if you are not pregnant. 20 mg in am 30 min before food. asthma is also a possibility ...Read more

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I've had a dry cough for 2 weeks gagging everytime. Worse at night and morning. should I see a doctor?

I've had a dry cough for 2 weeks gagging everytime. Worse at night and morning. should I see a doctor?

Yes: You should see a doctor. It sounds to me like could be some allergens causing you to cough like that. There are many good medications that can help you out. ...Read more

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Dizzy spells at night and sometimes in the morning and I have a cough for the last 4 days I mainly get dizzy at night?

Dizzy spells at night and sometimes in the morning and I have a cough for the last 4 days I mainly get dizzy at night?

See a Dr. or ENT: Hard tro say what is going on without a thorough history and exam. See a Dr., whom may refer you to an ENT specialist ...Read more

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This refers to something that ...Read more