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Is it possible for cough drops to irritate your throat and cause tickling if overused?

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Dr. Eric Powitzky answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Menthol which is in most drops, feels good and cool at first. But it is drying to the mucosa and will dry your irritated throat. So use glycerin instead. Or black currant. Or pectin containing drops.

Answered Feb 7, 2020



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