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A 25-year-old male asked:

Have cold with itchy throat, ears and chest for the past three days. been taking cough drops; should i visit doctor or try something at home?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Yes: When in doubt, it is better be safe than sorry. Itchy throat is not a symptoms for a cold however and one wonders if you are allergic instead. In the meanwhile, may try otc antihistamine
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Itchy upper airway: Sometimes allergies will do the same. So its not a bad idea to have ur doc take a look. Some times asthma presents with itchy chest and throat at the onset.
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Last updated Jan 2, 2016

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