What other symptoms might occur with night cough?
Night cough may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently affect the respiratory tract may also involve other body systems.
Respiratory symptoms that may occur along with night cough
Night cough may accompany other symptoms affecting the respiratory system including:
- Coughing up blood (hemoptysis)
- Coughing up clear, yellow, light brown, or green mucus
- Difficulty breathing
- Rapid breathing (tachypnea) or shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Stuffy nose or nasal congestion
- Wheezing (whistling sound made with breathing)
Other symptoms that may occur along with night cough
Night cough may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:
- Burning feeling in the chest or throat (from acid reflux)
- Chest pain or pressure
- Fever and chills
- Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache, cough, aches and pains)
- Hoarse voice
- Night sweats
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, night cough may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition which should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
What is night cough?
Night cough is a cough, or tussis, that occurs primarily at night, typically when you are lying down. Physiologically, coughing is a rapid expulsion of air from the lungs that happens reflexively to keep the airways clear. Night cough may be a symptom of conditions specifically affecting the lungs and throat or a more generalized condition, such as a cold or the flu.... Read more about night cough introduction
What causes night cough?
Night cough is a forceful expulsion of air from the lungs that occurs primarily at night. Allergic reactions are a common cause of night cough. Such reactions may be caused by pollen, animal dander, foods, or medicines. Infections, such as the common cold, flu, and acute bronchitis, that cause inflammation of the lungs, throat and sinuses are also common causes of night cough.... Read more about night cough causes