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A 40-year-old female asked:

My throat itches all the time for about a year it's not in my lungs just my throat the itching make me cough and gag. gives me headaches from coughing?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Itchy throat: If this is not an infection - it would be rare if it was since you have had this for a year. I would have to ask if you have any heartburn and whether this is some form of reflux.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Itchy throat: you may have an allergic condition and your itch throat may be due a post nasal drip caused by your allergy. Try taking an antihistamine like claritin or allegra at bed time for relief
Last updated Sep 4, 2018


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