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My cough is especially worse at night. Could this be symptoms of asthma; i'm a nonsmoker?

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Dr. Robert Ramirez
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Coughing can always be a symptom of asthma, specially if it wakes you up in the middle of the night, even as a nonsmoker.

In brief: Yes

Coughing can always be a symptom of asthma, specially if it wakes you up in the middle of the night, even as a nonsmoker.
Dr. Robert Ramirez
Dr. Robert Ramirez
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Dr. Paul Carter
Gastroesophageal Reflux is also a strong consideration for cough at night. Depending on your age it could also be a symptom of heart problems.
Dr. Robin Larabee
Routine colds (upper repsiratory infections) also worsen at night . if your symptoms have just started, it may just be temporary due to a cold. if the symptoms persist after 7-10 days, check with your doctor.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibilities...

Possibilities include bronchospasm of any cause, including asthma.
Other possibilities include gerd or post-nasal drip. See your doctor since the treatments of these are entirely different.

In brief: Possibilities...

Possibilities include bronchospasm of any cause, including asthma.
Other possibilities include gerd or post-nasal drip. See your doctor since the treatments of these are entirely different.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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