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    What causes severe cough at night?

Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Ive had a bad cough for about a month and a half. Its mostly at night. I have to sit up when it starts and drink something or feel like im going to choke. I have no fever or chills. shortness of breath at times.
Last thrusday I had chest pains. Also almost everyday around 1 or 2 i feel like i can just fall asleep at work.
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Better to get done PFT.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, we should definitely rule out asthma in your case.
Your symptoms like night time cough, choking, chest pain etc are more suggestive of asthma.
So get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
If PFT is showing obstructive defect then possibility of asthma is more.
Please let me know the name of inhaler you are taking. Also let me know if PFT is done or not.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 51 minutes later
albuterol 90 mcg/actuation inhaler
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is short acting beta 2 agonist.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern. Albuterol is short acting beta 2 agonist (bronchodilator).
It is usually used as rescue inhaler.
Please let me know
1. How many times are you taking it?
2. Do you feel improvement after taking albuterol?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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