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Cause Of Scratchy Throat
I've got a cold and i want to know once and for all what causes the various symptoms. 1. What causes a scratchy throat?
Inflammation: A viral infection triggers a complex immunologic reaction which increases blood flow thru the nose so that the tissues swell causing blockage, other inflammatory mediators stimulate mucus production and fever, the scratchy throat is from inflammation of the throat tissues directly or indirectly by post nasal drip, cough is from drainage or lung irritation, hoarseness is from vocal cord swelling. ...Read more
Lack of saliva: Call your dentist/medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
What would cause brief hoarse voice and scratchy throat? It lasts for maybe 30 seconds then goes away,starts as a tickle under tonsil it feels like
Could be reflux...: Since it doesn't sound like you are sick, and allergy symptoms would last longer, I wonder if you are having gastro-esophageal reflux. When a little bit of the highly acidic liquid from your stomach sloshes up into the esophagus, it can actually cause hoarseness, spasm of the voice box, cough and wheezing. Check with your doctor. LGromko MD ...Read more
Can oral lichen planus cause a scratchy sore throat full of orange bubbles? My doctor and dentist are stumped but think it's that. It's nowhere else.
I suddenly started vomiting and it was quickly followed by a scratchy throat and excessive coughing. Possible causes?
How to cure a scratchy throat, that causes me to cough forcefully. It is very irritated and causes me to cough. Have asthma also?
Check with your doc: Your lung doc should evaluate.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am on vacation and have prescription amoxicillin with me. I have a scratchy throat, slight cough caused by the tickle. Can I take it? I'm in sun
DON'T DO IT!Bad Idea: Antibiotics should only be taken when it's clear you have a bacterial infection sensitive to that antibiotic. The vast majority of sore throats are viral & antibiotics will do more harm than good, impairing immune function, killing friendly flora & can cause diarrhea & yeast infections. Pelargonium sidoides, an herb sold at health food stores as Umcka, is more likely to help- also zinc lozenges. ...Read more
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