A 38-year-old female asked:
lately i've been having sore throat a slight runny nose and itching in my throat and often having to clear it and slight cough what could this be?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly an upper : Respiratory infection. For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils.
Answered on Aug 23, 2013
Dr. Nayla Mumneh answered
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergies: If you do not have a cold, this sounds like nasal allergies. Try taking over the counter Claritin or Allegra and see if they help and if not see your doctor.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Suzanne Fiala answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
Allergies: If this has become a chronic condition, these are often symptoms of chronic, low-grade allergies. You might experiment and take some otc zyrtec (cetirizine) for a week or two. If it helps, i suggest possible allergy testing and further evaluation and treatment with either medications or allergy shots.
Answered on Mar 17, 2017
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai answered
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergic rhinitis: It looks like you might have allergic rhinitis. It's a common condition but if not treated it can lead to more serious problems like chronic rhino sinusitis. You would need to see a local allergist to be evaluated.
Answered on Aug 23, 2013
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