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A 18-year-old female asked:

my throat has been itching for a week already and i have mucus as well in my throat i have a cough because of the itching. i don't know what's wrong?

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Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
1 of 3 things: Sinus drainage, lung congestion, or stomach acid reflux (or any combination) can cause your throat problem. Treat these with otc meds. If not better on24 to 48 hrs., could be viral or bacterial infection. See your family doctor.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Possibilities...: Possible causes of your symptoms include post-nasal drip or perhaps an allergy of some sort. For diagnosis and treatment, see your doctor. If you have shortness of breath with these symptoms, go to the er as this can be life-threatening.

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