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Is there any possible harm in going to sleep with a cough drop in your mouth?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes...

There is a risk of the cough drop going into your airway which is less protected while you sleep.
Your cough reflex is suppressed during sleep so if the cough drop goes "down the wrong way", you could actually block your airway and essentially choke in your sleep. Better to take the cough drop out of your mouth before you fall asleep.

In brief: Yes...

There is a risk of the cough drop going into your airway which is less protected while you sleep.
Your cough reflex is suppressed during sleep so if the cough drop goes "down the wrong way", you could actually block your airway and essentially choke in your sleep. Better to take the cough drop out of your mouth before you fall asleep.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. William Nyman
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It could be inhaled and cause choking.
Sugared cough drops would be bad for you teeth causing decay or weakening the enamel.

In brief: Yes

It could be inhaled and cause choking.
Sugared cough drops would be bad for you teeth causing decay or weakening the enamel.
Dr. William Nyman
Dr. William Nyman
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