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A 16-year-old female asked:

Nose congestion with itchy throat what could it be?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
? URI: which could be viral upper respiratory tract infection, try saline nasal wash and salt water gargles 2-3 times a day, + rest, acetaminophen and oral fluids, if no improvement or worsening in one or two days, see your doctor
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
URI or allergies: This could be a cold (URI-upper respiratory infection) or allergies. If it is a cold it should last for about a week and will improve with no treatment, though you can use over the counter medicines for symptoms. If it is allergies you may need to take an antihistamine like loratadine (claritin) to help with symptoms. If you get worse or develop high fever or new symptoms you should see a doctor.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

My throat is itchy and stpped up nose. What is this?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Likely allergies: Itchy throat vs. Scratchy throat. If it is itchy with stuffy nose ... Likely allergies - try some over the counter allergy meds: claritin/zyrtec. If it is scratchy with stuffy nose.. Likely a viral upper respiratory infection (cold)... Fluids and chicken soup :) !

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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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