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A 27-year-old female asked:

i have a cough and it iches and makes my ears itch i just wanna know what could be causing it?

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Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collinsanswered
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Allergies?: This could be due to allergies. Allergy to pollen,etc will make your nose and throat itch, and can cause a cough. Try some Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, or Zyrtec for this. If these don't help, see a doctor. Also, your smoking likely contributes to the cough, work on quitting-- try nicotine patches or lozenges, work on tapering the amount over 2-3 months. Set a quit date and stick to it! Good luck!

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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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