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I'm dry coughing every night at the same time through the night and sometimes wake up and cough a bit - clears up in the morning. What's going on?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Post nasal drip

could be one common cause of this.
When you lie down, nasal secretions fall down your throat and irritate your windpipe. Once you have cleared them out, it doesn't happen until you lie down again. You could try using a decongestant nasal spray at bedtime and anytime you wake in the night with irritation in the area. Some steroid based nasal sprays are available, not sure whether Rx in the UK.

In brief: Post nasal drip

could be one common cause of this.
When you lie down, nasal secretions fall down your throat and irritate your windpipe. Once you have cleared them out, it doesn't happen until you lie down again. You could try using a decongestant nasal spray at bedtime and anytime you wake in the night with irritation in the area. Some steroid based nasal sprays are available, not sure whether Rx in the UK.
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