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Itchy throat every night then asthma attacks, what medicine should I take? Should I take antihistamine? A cough medicine?

Itchy throat every night then asthma attacks, what medicine should I take? Should I take antihistamine? A cough medicine?

Medical evaluation: This certainly sounds like alleriy induced asthma- I would not advise self mediciation since you should get allergy testing and pulmonry function testing: most OTC mediciations will NOT help in these circumstances. Call for a medical appointment ASAP. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Left tonsil swollen itchy throat int for years. Many allergies. If wheezing and take albuterol, tonsil subsides. Allergy, asthma, tonsil connection?

Left tonsil swollen itchy throat int for years. Many allergies. If wheezing and take albuterol, tonsil subsides. Allergy, asthma, tonsil connection?

Possible reason: Albuterol dilates blood vessels, so I don't think there is a direct effect. I suspect that you are a mouth breather and may hyperventilate because of your anxiety and poorly controlled allergies and asthma. After you take albuterol, your hyperventilation decreases, resulting in less dry air irritating your mouth. See an allergist/immunologist to improve your condition. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my sister has asthma and also whenever I suck on a cough drop, my itchiness in the throat goes away, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my sister has asthma and also whenever I suck on a cough drop, my itchiness in the throat goes away, what do you suggest?

Cough: If you are worried about your asthma, see your doctor. Mention about your cough, sister's asthma ; your worry about asthma in your self. You may want to see a specialist - pulmonologist or an allergist. There are very good ; simple tests to rule out asthma. Most pulmonogists can offer those. Eg. Methacholine challenge test. ...Read more

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Itchy chin/scratchy throat w pain in throat & chest w a very painful cough w yellow mucus I allergies/asthma could new pup be causing flareups?

Itchy chin/scratchy throat w pain in throat & chest w a very painful cough w yellow mucus I allergies/asthma could new pup be causing flareups?

Can be: Can be allergy but a yellow mucus is not very typical. Would check fever and if no fever give can wait a little. Stay away form possible allergen. ...Read more

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I have asthma, two nights ago I had a really bad cough and my inhaler didn't really help, voice is raspy + quiet after talking, sore throat, itchy neck?

I have asthma, two nights ago I had a really bad cough and my inhaler didn't really help, voice is raspy + quiet after talking, sore throat, itchy neck?

Need evaluation: The description is entirely consistent with asthma exacerbation, despite poor response to (albuterol?) the previous night. This should be evaluated promptly a) to rule out alternative possibilities and b) to initiate appropriate therapy. Home peak flow monitoring and an asthma action plan are tools used for situations such as this (discuss with your doctor). ...Read more

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What to take for a itchy throat?

What to take for a itchy throat?

Try antihistamine: But even more important, find out what may be triggering the itchy throat for example, do you have the itching only after having eaten certain fruits? If so, I suspect that you may have hay fever as well. If you have any problem with throat closing up on you, then you will need to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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How to treat my itchy throat?

How to treat my itchy throat?

Options: Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Itchy throat. Making me cough?

Could be: Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed. **
or add 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve itchinessor a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are also helpful. ...Read more

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Itchy throat is a sign of tb?

Highly unlikely: There is almost no connection what so ever. Check with your doc about your concerns and discuss a cxr.

Itchy throat affects millions and they do not have tb. Relax. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry and itchy throat?

Dry itchy throat: Find out why. Is your bedroom low of humidity? Are you allergic to something. Perhaps you have a sick building syndrome at work or home. Perhaps someone could cleans you air ducts or an air filter would help. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a dry, itchy throat?

How can I get rid of a dry, itchy throat?

Home remedies: 46 year old with dry itchy throat - warm water brewed with honey and lemon several times per day, honey throat lozenges, warm tea. Gargling with warm salt water. Also OTC spray bottles with numbing properties. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of an itchy throat?

What can I do to get rid of an itchy throat?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines are very effective at helping relieve itching. The newer antihistamines such as claritin, zyrtec, allegra, xyzal, and Clarinex have less side effects than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and the other older ones. If itching worsens or there is associated swelling, see an allergist. They are uniquely qualified to find the cause so maybe you won't need to take medications. ...Read more

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How do I relieve my itchy throat due to allergies?

How do I relieve my itchy throat due to allergies?

It depends.: It is important to establish whether this is seasonal or year round. Are there any foods that make it worse (possible oral allergy syndrome)? Your family history, physical exam, skin test are also needed to make a diagnosis. Treatment will be determined after these work up. Making some suggestions to relieve itchy throat are not without risks. Please see a board certified allergy specialist ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of a itchy throat?

Some options: Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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I have dry cough and itchy throat. What should I do?

I have dry cough and itchy throat. What should I do?

Allergies: Itching in the roof of your mouth is a sign of some type of allergy, maybe to something you use right before bed or when you wake up.
Toothpaste or mouth wash?
You might try some otc Claritin (loratadine) to see if this helps. If not then see you pcp and see of you need an allergy test of the allergist consult.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of itchy throat causing coughing?

What are good ways to get rid of itchy throat causing coughing?

Care: Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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What will I do if I have a on and off itchy throat that makes me cough hard without a pleghm?

What will I do if I have a on and off itchy throat that makes me cough hard without a pleghm?

? Allergy: Affecting your upper airway and can still cause cough, you might be having upper/lower airway chronic inflammation, certain environmental triggers would stimulate your symptoms. See an ENT or an Allergist if you have one around, meanwhile, salt water gargles, saline nasal wash if you have congestion, and may be OTC less sedating antihistaminic, as loratadine, as needed would help, good luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing itchy throat and a lot of coughing. I ate a cough drop but no results. Please help me?

I am experiencing itchy throat and a lot of coughing. I ate a cough drop but no results. Please help me?

Remedies: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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I've had minor cough for the past week, not constant but more like when my throat starts to itch. What causes itchy throat? I drink plenty of fluids.

I've had minor cough for the past week, not constant but more like when my throat starts to itch. What causes itchy throat? I drink plenty of fluids.

Hard to tell: The most likely answer is a viral infection especially if the cough goes away after a few weeks and is not getting worse. However if persistent and worsening, you will need to see your dcotr. ...Read more

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Having itchy throat?

Itchy throat: Itching in your throat can be an allergic reaction, either to food or less commonly to pollen, dust, etc. You can try an antihistamine for this. ...Read more

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Itchy throat, should I be concerned?

Itchy throat, should I be concerned?

Need more info: I have no idea how long this has been going on for or if you have any symptoms associated, which makes it hard to answer. This can be from nasal allergies, reflux, or an acute allergic reaction. If you can't breathe properly, you should seek immediate medical attention. Otherwise, consider seeing an ENT to have your throat checked out. ...Read more

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Does popsicles help in itchy throat??

Give it a try: Popsicles are not a medication. These will not do any harm, so give it a try to see if it helps.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What foods to eat to treat itchy throat?

Itchy throat: Your symptoms are likely due to allergies which may be food related. It's not about what foods to eat but what foods to avoid thAt may be causing the irritation. Keep a diary of your diet to identify the likely offenders and then exclude them from your diet. ...Read more

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What can I take to sooth my itchy throat?

What can I take to sooth my itchy throat?

OTC sprays, lozenges: Over-the-counter sprays such as chloroseptic and vics are safe and contain a topical numbing solution which will help relieve discomfort. Gargling with salt-water can also help, especially if it feels like there is a lot of mucus in your throat. Otc lozenges with menthol, eucalyptus, peppermint, spearmint and/or honey may also provide relief. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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Dry itchy throat, what should I take for that?

Dry itchy throat, what should I take for that?

Lozenges: There are plenty of throat lozenges and cough drops that can help. Other people like salt water gargles or tea with honey. If it's caused by allergies, an antihistamine can be useful. ...Read more

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My wife has a itchy throat and saying it hurts?

My wife has a itchy throat and saying it hurts?

Sore throat causes: Itching and soreness of your throat could be due to allergies and post nasal drainage. It could also be due to a viral or early bacterial infection. If there is no fever yet, you may want to try an otc antihistamine such as zyrtec first. If it does not help and you develop a fever, you should visit your doctor to further evaluate your throat. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Itching Throat (Definition)

Uncomfortable sensation in pharynx. ...Read more