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My 16 yr old brother has this really bad cough at night and I give him cough medicane and that doesn't work. What could this cough be caused by?
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Dr. Russell Faust
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Could be ...
In my experience (pediatric ENT practice), cough at night is often due to reflux (gastro-esophageal reflux, or ger).
Even "cough-variant" asthma, that manifests as a night-time cough, is often caused by ger. Best to see your doc about options. Also visit my website for more info (not selling anything).

In brief: Could be ...
In my experience (pediatric ENT practice), cough at night is often due to reflux (gastro-esophageal reflux, or ger).
Even "cough-variant" asthma, that manifests as a night-time cough, is often caused by ger. Best to see your doc about options. Also visit my website for more info (not selling anything).
Dr. Russell Faust
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Dr. Martin Raff
Sometimes nocturnal coughing may be an indication of asthma.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
In brief: Cough
Any other symptoms? Cough only at night? History of asthma? Any heartburn/indigestion? Does he smoke? Is he exposed to second-hand smoke? Answers to these questions may help better suggest what is wrong.
If cough persists or there are other symptoms, see your fp for evaluation.

In brief: Cough
Any other symptoms? Cough only at night? History of asthma? Any heartburn/indigestion? Does he smoke? Is he exposed to second-hand smoke? Answers to these questions may help better suggest what is wrong.
If cough persists or there are other symptoms, see your fp for evaluation.
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