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night cough

For the past week i have had this dry cough which starts about 5 o'clock and keeps me coughing till morning Sometimes I cough so much i cant breathe and i feel as if I am going to pass out.There is no mucus and it seems to start with a tickle  in my throat and i can feel it in my chest . How can i get relief so i can sleep ?
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1747881 tn?1546175878
Just to follow up on what uncdude said, to start a new thread go to the top of this page and use the orange post a question button
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Your symptoms could be due to a post nasal drip, which can cause a chronic irritation in the throat. This could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could be sinusitis, if it is accompanied by nasal stuffiness and facial pain or pressure. Post nasal drip could also be due to allergens. These are substances like pollen, dust, animal dander, certain foods, insect venoms and certain medications. Exposure to allergens causes a runny nose with a resultant post nasal drip where secretions from the nose go backward into the throat and irritate causing cough. Cough is a protective mechanism by the body as it helps to prevent infections. You will need to consult your primary care physician for proper clinical assessment. In the meantime for relief from your symptoms you could do warm salt gargles and take OTC antihistamines.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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