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Old 10-13-2008, 07:08 AM   #1
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why does my son cough when he lays down

why does my son cough when he lays down He takes allergy meds in the morning and before bed. But every night he can't get air and just coughs.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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Re: why does my son cough when he lays down

You don't mention whether your son has been diagnosed with asthma, but it's fairly common for asthma symptoms to be worse at night (for reasons that aren't fully understood).

The other possibility is that acid reflux is causing the cough. For many people with reflux, lying down causes stomach acid to irritate the esophagus and causing a persistent cough.

 
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