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NIGHT FALL i DOWN TO SLEEP ONLY TO WAKE UP TO CLEARING

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NIGHT FALL i LAID DOWN TO SLEEP ONLY TO WAKE UP TO CLEARING MUCKUS FROM THROAT AND NOSE. FOR AN HOUR OR MORE.NOT A SMOKER BUT X SMOKER MORE THAN 20 YEARS
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

have you had pulmonary function tests?

do you have allergies?

do you have acid reflux?

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

These symptoms are likely due to the sinus allergies.

Excessive sinus secretions can collect in your airways on lying down.

Antihistamine Claritin 10 mg daily and a steroid nasal spray Flonase 2 sprays each nostril daily should be tried first.

Both are over the counter.

Please discuss with your doctor also.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

That is actually rather unlikely.

With your history of smoking, emphysema or chronic bronchitis needs to be ruled out first

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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