Dear Dr Eljay.
I've had a ticklish cough for the past eight years. Sometimes I cough really hard in my sleep and end up coughing up blood.
My doctor said I was just coughing too hard, -what do you think?
It usually comes up after I'm ill (even if I'm just feeling under the weather for a day) and carries on for a couple of weeks. It's so ticklish I can't help but cough or I go red and my eyes water.