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Doctor insights on: Why I Cough Only At Night

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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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Can foreign body aspiration give cough only at night and early morning or it should be all day long ?

Can foreign body aspiration give cough only at night and early morning or it should be all day long ?

All day: Most likely this would cause a continuous cough that gets worse. Typically the foreign body can become infected which then causes more and more coughing, and productive coughing. If you have any question, you should have an X-ray done. ...Read more

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Help plz.What can I take?3 days dry cough only at night time.I can't sleep & i'm coughing all nite with an scratchy throat. Started with runny nose

Help plz.What can I take?3 days dry cough only at night time.I can't sleep & i'm coughing all nite with an scratchy throat. Started with runny nose

See a dr.: Hard to say what might be causing your symptoms- allergies in air, detergent used on your pillow cases or sheets, etc. You may need to have an allergy test or it could be something else that needs to be determined by a visit to the dr. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dry throat and mouth and no saliva to swallow and cough only at night and take zestril (lisinopril). I take ranitidine at hs. What is wrong?

Dry throat and mouth and no saliva to swallow and cough only at night and take zestril (lisinopril). I take ranitidine at hs. What is wrong?

Night cough: Your cough at night may be a symptom of gerd. I would stop the zestril (lisinopril) for 2 days. If the cough is still present, it is not due to it and re-start it. I would then stop the ranitidine and start prilosec, or a similar drug to see if your cough abates. Cough is not an infrequent presentation of gerd. If you cough goes away after stopping zestril (lisinopril), see your doctor about starting another med for bp. ...Read more

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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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I have cough that is always very serious at night what do I do please.

I have  cough that is always very serious at night what do I do please.

Reflux?: A possible cause of a cough that's worse in the evening is gastro-esophageal reflux. After food enters your stomach certain muscles (the LES or lower esophageal spincter) contract to prevent stomach contents from regurgitating back into your esophagus. This condition is more noticeable when lying horizontal. Using a wedge to elevate your upper body while sleeping can help. If persists see your Dr ...Read more

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Why is it that cough gets worse at night time what can I do to help my 7 m baby?

Why is it that cough gets worse at night time what can I do to help my 7 m baby?

Cough medicine: For young infants, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good cough suppressant for young infants. Use the appropiate dose with a dropper according to your child's weight. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This refers to something that ...Read more