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Night Cough

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 3, 2007
  • 04:33 PM

Ever since I was a small child. Let's say more than a few years ago, I have coughed at night. It has gotten much worse. I recently stopped smoking and I truly believe that the night coughing has gotten worse. I am a diabetic and notice that the more I cough the higher my blood sugar goes. Does anyone else have this? Any suggestions on what to do? I am on Nexium and Singluar as well.

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  • Get tested for candidiasis and helicobacter pylory.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 3, 2007
    • 05:13 PM
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  • Just at night? Maybe you have allergies to feathers (if you have feather bedding). Do you have other allergies?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 17, 2007
    • 11:23 PM
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  • allthe above advice is worth attention.well done for giving up smoking.many ex smokers report a worsening of symptoms after giving up.this is caused by your lungs reacquiring the ability to expel the accumulated gunk caused partly by tobacco,and partly,the lungs own cleaning fluid-phlegm.tobacco smoke paralyses the tiny hairs which line the lungs(called "cilia"),which act to propel the phlegm up and out.yours are working again;thats all.having said that there are two things you should do.one,get checked for heart failure,which can cause coughing at night.and,two,assume that sinusitis is present,probably caused by low grade allergy.treat with pseudoephidrene(sudafed,in england.)and cetirizene.that may be enough to drain your sinuses.if the cough persists,ask the doctor for antibiotics,telling him you suspect post nasal drip.this can be a long job,due to the fact that even when you get everything right,the lungs can take up to four months to recover from their hypersensitive state.during this time ,when there may not be much improvement evident, you just have to persevere in the knowledge that you have done the right thing.you may need several courses of high dose antibiotics to clear out your sinuses,as only a tiny proportion of what you take gets through to them.if it is not all over in four months,it wasnt post nasal drip.it usually is,though.dont do what most people do,and give up after a fortnight,saying"them antibiotics did no good".
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 08:35 PM
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  • Dont listen to the get tested for thrush or bacterial ulcer idiot...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 00:30 PM
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  • most chronic cough is caused by post nasal drip having its origin in the sinuses.a subsidiary cause is gastric reflux.common things happen most commonly.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 00:58 PM
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  • Ever since I was a small child. Let's say more than a few years ago, I have coughed at night. It has gotten much worse. I recently stopped smoking and I truly believe that the night coughing has gotten worse. I am a diabetic and notice that the more I cough the higher my blood sugar goes. Does anyone else have this? Any suggestions on what to do? I am on Nexium and Singluar as well.my mom is caughing thru the night too she still smokes she is tryin to stop but don't now she is not sick. it is starting to scare me.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 07:00 PM
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  • To the unregistered guest who added the coment "Dont listen to the get tested for thrush or bacterial ulcer idiot..." First off, read your sentence it isn't even correct or complete and you have the gall to call some one else an idiot?!! WOW. Secondly what is wrong with you? You don't have any thing better to do then pick on sick people. SHAME ON YOU!! Grow up, get a life and act like a human!
    overworked1341 3 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 07:22 PM
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  • am so sorry to hear about your mum.while other posts here are worth a try,it may be something as simple as an old mattress or old pillows.i think it is actually less important to find out what is causing something than it is to stop it happening!do as many things as you can to try to stop it.it would be nice if she could stop smoking,but it is very hard for some people to do. remember that the smoke may be the only relief she gets from the cough.my dad was the same.it is a false friend,of course ,but if you can remove other irritants,including those mentioned in other posts,there may be enough respite for her to consider trying again.i agree it is a pity if people become short tempered,but why not try what the rude man suggests anyway; he may be right,and it would be little trouble.thrush--(yeast infection)is very common.when my cough starts i always take a canestan capsule,as a matter of routine.yeast loves lungs!it is likely that a number of things are going on at once especially if this is a problem of long standing.your mum will find it easier to pack it up when the time comes if she is in no doubt that you love her.good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 10:01 PM
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