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Why have I been having hacking cough in the morning & @ night but not during the day?

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Dr. Patrick Ferry
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Consider this

An easy experiment would be to take Prilosec otc daily for a week or two (assuming no contraindications) and if the cough improves, reflux may be your culprit. Otherwise, you might have allergies triggering post nasal drip...See your doctor.

In brief: Consider this

An easy experiment would be to take Prilosec otc daily for a week or two (assuming no contraindications) and if the cough improves, reflux may be your culprit. Otherwise, you might have allergies triggering post nasal drip...See your doctor.
Dr. Patrick Ferry
Dr. Patrick Ferry
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibilities...

Cough can have many causes.
Morning and at night brings a couple of ideas to mind. Could you be allergic to something in the room where you sleep that you are not exposed to during the day? Or, could you have post-nasal drip that results in a cough when in the supine position? I think an evaluation by your physician is needed to figure out the etiology and treatment plan.

In brief: Possibilities...

Cough can have many causes.
Morning and at night brings a couple of ideas to mind. Could you be allergic to something in the room where you sleep that you are not exposed to during the day? Or, could you have post-nasal drip that results in a cough when in the supine position? I think an evaluation by your physician is needed to figure out the etiology and treatment plan.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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