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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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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 is a good cough suppressant for young infants. Use the appropiate dose with a dropper according to your child's weight. ...Read more

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Why does cough from bronchitis get worse at night?

Why does cough from bronchitis get worse at night?

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

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5 1/2 yr old takes children's Claritin every am but is still plagued with allergic cough - worse at night. Ok to dose with Benadryl in the pm?

5 1/2 yr old takes children's Claritin every am but is still plagued with allergic cough - worse at night. Ok to dose with Benadryl in the pm?

Yes: Be sure to speak with your pediatrician or allergy-immunology specialist regarding an appropriate dose for your child's weight. Often times severe allergies are treated with antihistamines alone like claritin/nondrowsy and Benadryl together. Other options are available if Benadryl doesn't work. Sedation and dry mouth are common side effects. Consider saline spray and environmental changes. ...Read more

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How can I stop post-nasal drip? I have continual drainage down the back of my throat which causes me to cough. How can I get it to stop? No cold or anything. Good health otherwise. If it wouldn't drain i wouldn't cough. Worse at night as it feels lik

Post : Post nasal drip can occur when one has excess drainage or if the natural drainage changes in properties. Irritants and allergens may cause it. It is best to see an ENT (otolaryngologist) who can examine the nose completely. Often rinsing the nose with saline using a squeeze bottle is advised and prescription nasal sprays are used with good success rates. Sometimes allergy testing is a good idea in order to identify hidden allergies. ...Read more

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Sore throat several weeks right side near top of throat. No phlegm no cough worse at night after being outside. No other symptoms.

Sore throat several weeks right side near top of throat. No phlegm no cough worse at night after being outside. No other symptoms.

Could be infection: Could be adenitis.... Could be many things. Consult your doctor to look at it and they will also test for strep throat. Needs to be examined if you have chronic symptoms. ...Read more

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Has persistent cough and stuffy nose/sinuses. Cough worse at night time. Non-smoker and has bad allergies. Cancer?

Allergy: Your bad allergies is most probably is the reason for your symptoms. Get help through your physician. I don't think you have to worry about cancer. ...Read more

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If someone has had a chain cough worse at night, laryngitis, and sore throat for 3 days, is this bacterial?

If someone has had a chain cough worse at night, laryngitis, and sore throat for 3 days, is this bacterial?

Can't say: the combination of sore throat and laryngitis suggests a viral infection but it is impossible to say with certainty. If you are getting better on Tylenol and fluids would try to avoid antibiotics. If not would see or go back to your primary care provider. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This refers to something that ...Read more