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Best Medicine For Itchy Throat
Bad cough itchy throat chest congestion nasal congestion what over-the-counter medicine is best to take?
OTC meds: Medications like Guaifenesin which could be found in Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) can be helpful. Also for nasal stuffiness you could try afrin nasal spray one spray in each nostril twice a day. Please only take for three days as there's a high risk of rebound rhinitis if you take for longer than three days. ...Read more
Itchy throat, itchy eyes, and runny nose. What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?
What is the best OTC cold medicine for 10 yr old healthy child? Running nose, itchy throat with mucus, sneezing, headache- no fever, no flu symptoms
How do you get ride of an itchy throat if you have alergys that caused it and medicine doesn't work?
Itchy throat: An itchy throat does not necessarily arise only from allergies, it may arise from post nasal drip, acid reflux (into the throat) or from other irritants and less common causes. The best policy is to be examined by an ear nose and throat doctor to determine whether there is reason to further treat for allergies or consider other causes to tailor a more effective treatment. ...Read more
Find the cause: It all depends how long you have had those symptoms. If it has been more than a few days, that means it is not a cold, but rather maybe post nasal drip from nasal allergies, . Try over the counter antihistamines and saline nasal spray and consult an allergist if things persist. ...Read more
Give it time: If this is relatively recent then it will probably resolve on its own as the tissue heals up. Most of these colds are from viruses and do not need antibiotics. If it is not clearing up and has been several weeks or has colored discharge you may want to see your dr. Always see a dr. If it has been more than a month. ...Read more
Itchy throat and cough keeping me 'and' everyone else up at night- tips to get rid of or soothe? Medicine and throat lozenges do nothing for it.
Minor cough itchy throat started last week after I took expectorant/cough suppressant combination medicine to loosen mucus. Did the medicine cause it?
Doubt it.: You took the med because you began to have symptoms and thus the worsening is a progression of whatever started your coughing in the first place. If the duration is over 2 weeks or the problem is worsening, see your family doc. ...Read more
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
Today I've had allergy symptoms (itchy throat, sneezing, stuffed nose). I took allergy medicine and now my nose is running while stuffed. What do I do?
Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays. Avoidance of triggers is important as well and allergy shots are also an option. Ipratroprium bromide sprays can be helpful for running, can add OTC Afrin (oxymetazoline) to regimen for a few days if severe. See Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more
I have severe seasonal outdoors allergies including itchy. Watery eyes, itchy throat, stuffy. Runny nose. What medication work best?
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
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
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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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
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
itchy throat is caused by irritation of the nerves of the throat which sends a signal to the brain that something is going on. It could be due to a local infection such as bacterial or viral infection, or due to inflammation from allergies or irritants. Postnasal drip coming out sinuses do have an irritant effect. Treating the cause, and drinking fluids, and using lozenges, can help. ...Read more
Natural remedies: Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey ; sip. ...Read more
Food allergy: Itching is a common symptom of allergies. Frequently, throat itching is associated with food allergy called oral allergy syndrome from eating fresh fruits or veggies that cross react with pollen. Environmental allergies can lead to itching throat. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger and find a person relief. ...Read more
Scratchy throat: If the claritin is chronic medication for you try switching to zyrtec or benadryl (diphenhydramine) just to see if there is a difference as long as you have no contraindications. This could also be reflux or reaction fron your asthma medication. If it doesn't prove see your primary physician ...Read more