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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
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
I have a cough that's worse at night and first in the morning, feels like grit in my throat. Could it be asthma? My gp thinks it's a viral infection.
I had a tickly cough which started 6 weeks ago then turned into a bad cold and pharyngitis. The cough then got much worse but gradually improved and now 6 weeks on I am hardly coughing at all exept a little bit first thing in the morning. However, it has
Incomplete question: But it seems you have recovered and do not need any treatment at this stage. ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
Husband very fit an athlete 57 non smoker has had a cough since oct. He is coughing up catarrh its worse at night and in the morning morning worrying?
I've had a dry cough for 2 weeks gagging everytime. Worse at night and morning. Should I see a doctor?
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
I would like to know do I have to get my 2 year old son to a doc, He sleeps ok at night sometimes just a dry cough but every morning he has a dry cou?
Effect on daily life: If this has no more effect than what you describe I would ignore it until it does. You may want to check the sleeping area & remove any source of irritants, like dust, fragrance, etc. ...Read more
My daughter has been coughing now for about a week and half, two days ago her cough became uncontrollable and she can’t stop coughing and worse at night. I took her to the dr this morning and she didn’t do any testing for flu or strep, said sound cle?
My son has been having this dry cough with a blocked nose for over a month now. It only gets worse at night and in the morning. There is no fever?
Cough that is productive in the morning, dry & worse at night fatigue, mild shortness of breath esp after exertion, hoarseness for a week. See dr?
Cough for 2 mos worse at night and morning not going away. Taken z-pack, prednisone, inhaler after 3 drs. Slight burning in chest. What next?
Chronic cough: There are many causes of chronic cough including asthma, post nasal drip from allergies and sinus infection as well as ge acid reflux. Burning in the chest can be a symptoms of acid reflux. Usual evaluations of chronic cough include lung function testing, chest x-ray and even visit to lung specialist such as pulmonologist or allergist. ...Read more
Started with a sore throat, moved to a cough, now very chesty and some production. Worse in the morning and night. 10 days old. Just a cold? Or more?
Hi, I have had a dry cough for 1 week. Mucus build up in morning. Worst is morning and night, not being able to sleep. Starting to get pain below ribs/upper abdominal and now pain on right side jaw.?
Week: Symptoms for a week and seem to be worsening. You should be seen. ...Read more
Cough for about 3 days, sore throat worse in early morning and at night, now coughing out some darker green mucus. Ear pressure, nose slight stuffy?
watch a funny movie, rest, relax.
Take honey - about one tsp 3x a day for the cough.
Drink green tea with lemon and honey - at least six glasses / day.
Green mucus suggest thick stale drainage, possible bacteria. Humming helps move the mucus. If persists, ask doctor about using Hydro Pulse Nasal/Sinus irrigator to remove stale phlegm and restore good cilia movement ...Read more
Many reasons: Most likely due to humidity, position, temperature changes; can be d/t environment changes (@ home not work) and allergens present; can be meds wearing off from earlier in day. Should discuss w/your dr to see how to best manage symptoms. ...Read more
Increased vagal tone: That's rather physiological, parasympathetic part of the nervous system tends to have increased activity at night, the vagus nerve, one of the most complex cranial nerves, is part of that system, it innervates several systems, hence the increased symptoms at night, also the fever is controlled centrally in the brain. This is an intricate complex system cannot be fully understood / explained here ...Read more
Why does my asthma get worse at night my throaht feels clogged with mucus and the cough is very deep?
Nocturnal Asthma: There is a natural tendency for airway swelling and constriction to increase at night, due to the normal nighttime fall in hormones that suppress inflammation, the so-called diurnal rhythm. There is also a greater tendency for secretions to pool in the larger airways when you are lying down and breathing is more shallow. Adjusting asthma meds in the evening and adding expectorants may help. ...Read more
I have a cough that get worse at night and I have been loosing breath. I also make a bad sound when I inhale?
What medication to use for tight chest. Get worse at night. Used linctopun, theopen and clear cough syrup. Please advise.
I have been sick almost a week no strep, no flu throat hurts, sore, hoarse now lost my voice and seems get worse at night with a dry cough.?
I have a bad pain in my lower left side, it's painful particularly when I cough. Its gradually been getting worse since this morning. Should I worry?
Depends on symptoms:
lungs-short of breath, hurts to breathe, coughing up blood, discolored phlegm, (pneumonia).
Kidney-pain/frequency of urination, bad smelling or blood in urine, sharp pain down side (infection or kidney stone).
Ovary-focal, sharp pain (cyst).
See a doctor asap especially with fever/chills or vomiting. If only muscles between ribs hurt (costrochonditis), try heat/aleve or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more
It started off as a cold however I started to get. Cough 5 days ago which when Is worst in the morning I wake up feeling like my airways are all block?
Some colds take: Longer than 5 days to resolve. Other possibilities include a secondary bacterial infection like Bronchitis or Pneumonia, which would require antibiotics. Do you have a history of Asthma or Hay Fever? Colds can activate Asthma and cause persistent cough, increaced mucus production, and shortness of breath.If persists or fever develops, you must c an MD. Cheerio. ...Read more
Possibilities...: Possible etiologies of this cough includes gerd, post-nasal drip. Bronchospasm from any cause can also contribute. If you are smoking, smoking cessation to decrease airway inflammation is needed. See your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed and the proper treatment rendered. ...Read more
8th day of cold. Still have little yello/white cattarh and dry with some productive morning cough. Does the sun and the sea get me better?
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