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Every night a tickly cough wakes me up. I don't cough at all during the day, only at night when I sleep. What could it be?

Every night a tickly cough wakes me up. I don't cough at all during the day, only at night when I sleep. What could it be?

PN drips ?: Postnasal drips are the likely cause but one needs to consider reflux which worsens when you lie down. Ask your doctor to check your nose and throat to find out if there is any inflammation. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

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


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Why am i getting fever only at night?

Why am i getting fever only at night?

Common: It is very common for fever to be active at night. The real conundrum here is to find out the source of the fevers, and that should be done with consultation with your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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I been dry heaving at night only at night for 2-3 weeks now ill do it for hours what would make me do this?

I been dry heaving at night only at night for 2-3 weeks now ill do it for hours what would make me do this?

Dry heaving: Lots of things can cause nausea and dry heaving - infection like a stomach bug, electrolyte disorders, pregnancy, neurological problems. Your frequency of symptoms is pretty concerning, and really warrants a good history and physical exam. This may have nothing to do with the stomach, so it's really important to have a good workup. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How do I stop my child from coughing at night, it only happens at night?

How do I stop my child from coughing at night, it only happens at night?

How long?: If this is new, viral infection most likely cause. I would not recommend cough suppressants for children. They don't work and can have side effects. If cough is long standing, could be sinus infection or sign of asthma. Go see your doctor for help. ...Read more

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If I at night keep cough when sleep? What can I do

If I at night keep cough when sleep? What can I do

See doctor...: Possible reasons for a nocturnal cough include post-nasal drip, gerd, bronchospasm from any cause or a combination of factors. Since all of these have different treatments, you will need to see your doctor to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Why do I only get itchy at night?

Why do I only get itchy at night?

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

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Why do I get itchy only at night?

Why do I get itchy only at night?

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 more

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Jason is experiencing trouble sleeping at night it just started last night. He sometimes refused to eat although I can hear his stomach. Only at night?

Jason is experiencing trouble sleeping at night it just started last night. He sometimes refused to eat although I can hear his stomach. Only at night?

If it just started: he may be stressed, worried,usually a person that has this type of behavioral doesn't have much of an appetite. Has he done anything different? change in routine? These are the things that has to be looked at and ruled out. try getting information out of him as to why he doesn't want to eat, or say I notice you had a hard time falling soundly asleep can you tell me why? that's one way of getting ...Read more

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I have nasal congestion especially at night. I have to breath through my mouth. I wake up frequently during night and daytime sleepiness. Wat i use?

I have nasal congestion especially at night. I have to breath through my mouth. I wake up frequently during night and daytime sleepiness. Wat i use?

The cause: If you suspect allergy , then a nasal cortisone would likely work best. On the other hand, you may also have other causes for nasal congestion and thus consulting your doctor would be your best bet. ...Read more

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Why do I get congested nose at night and sneeze many times?

Why do I get congested nose at night and sneeze many times?

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

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Why am I constantly exhausted I can't sleep at night but I can nap during the day. I lay in bed for hours sometimes all night till 6am and can't sleep?

Why am I constantly exhausted I can't sleep at night but I can nap during the day. I lay in bed for hours sometimes all night till 6am and can't sleep?

Insomnia: Discuss with you doctor. You may need a sleep study to see if you have sleep apnea or it can be due to hormones shifts, thyroid,pulmonary disease ,sinus, reflux, caffeine,alcohol ,anxiety or medications. Develop a sleep regimen, warm milk ( trytophan), warm bath,quiet dark room, no devices. Consider melatonin or valarian. Discuss with doc/urgent car ...Read more

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When I sleep at night I wake to very bad night sweats! why?

When I sleep at night I wake to very bad night sweats! why?

Depends: Are you a man or a woman. How old are you? Could be signs of menopause or illness at any rate there is help. Contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do sweat at night when i'm sleeping. I sweated at least 4 times lastnight and i slept naked. This has been happening for the past few weeks..

Why do sweat at night when i'm sleeping. I sweated at least 4 times lastnight and i slept naked.  This has been happening for the past few weeks..

Night sweats: You should take your temperature when you feel your body is warm, preferably prior to beginning to sweat, which is the body's way of losing heat. If you have fever you need to see a doctor and be fully evaluated. Put together a full history with all symptoms and times that they occur and bring this with you to the doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What if every night i cough and in daytime not?

What if every night i cough and in daytime not?

Nighttime cough: Coughing at night can occur in a number of ailments, most commonly GERD (gastroesophgeal reflux disease), asthma, post-nasal drip/allergies, and fluid in the lungs for example from congestive heart failure. An allergy to dust mites in the pillow could potentially cause coughing at night. If persistent, it is worthwhile getting evaluated in clinic. A proper history/physical should get the answer. ...Read more

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Why do I only have seizires at night?

Why do I only have seizires at night?

Several reasons: It is hard to come up with a definitive answer without more information. It is possible that your seizures are sensitive to light so if you spend time on the computer or tv at night, the flickering lights may precipitate your seizures. There are also some types of seizures that tend to occur more or even only at night (and are called nocturnal seizures). Some of these are inherited conditions. ...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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Why do I cough when I lay down at night?

Why do I cough when I lay down at night?

Cough when lying: May be reflux, or post nasal drip , even asthmatic may cough as your lungs are more compressed when ying down. Check PFTs, check for reflux consider ranitidine/ prevecid if have reflux, consider zyrtec before bed to decrease nasal congestion and post nasal drip if that is present. f/u /w/ doc ...Read more

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Hi, since last year my sleeptime is changed. I feel sleepy at evening and if i sleepl i feel very ok but if i sleep at night at the morning i am tired?

Hi, since last year my sleeptime is changed. I feel sleepy at evening and if i sleepl i feel very ok but if i sleep at night at the morning i am tired?

Shift work? : You mention the timing of your sleep has changed? Is this due to shift work or a varied work schedule? This is a common cause of sleep disturbance. Try and keep your sleep schedule as regular as possible. If you must sleep during day, try dark shades to mimic nighttime if it's still light outside. Should have doc visit to rule out sleep apnea, thyroid problem, other causes of poor sleep. ...Read more

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I have been getting nauseous and throwing up for months now. Only at night.just most nights but not every night. What could this be? Get migraines alo

I have been getting nauseous and throwing up for months now. Only at night.just most nights but not every night. What could this be? Get migraines alo

See your neurologist: If your migraines are not under control, then you should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. If your migraines are controlled then other causes for vomiting include hypertension, intracranial mass, metabolic disorder, medications, etc. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 ...Read more

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Why do at least one of my knees hurt every night after i go to sleep?

Why do at least one of my knees hurt every night after i go to sleep?

Knee pain: You may be on your feet all day or you have poor fitting shoes or you may have arthritic changes at your age. See your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more