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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tickly Cough

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Can dehydration cause throat tickle and cough?

Can dehydration cause throat tickle and cough?

Cough and PND: Hello, yes dehydration is a common cause of throat irritation from less moisture in the saliva coating of the throat. This could trigger a cough and throat tickle. Common causes of dehydration would be sleep disorders, dryness due to medications, sjogren's disease and lack of water intake. So drink more water, sleep with a humidifier, use a saline nasal mist and see your doctor if no better. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for a tickle causing a bad cough. My wife has asthma and the tickly cough has lasted a few days?

What is the best thing to do for a tickle causing a bad cough. My wife has asthma and the tickly cough has lasted a few days?

See doctor: The tickle may be from post-nasal drips (most people with allergic asthma also has allergic rhinitis), sinusitis, or even reflux. Or it may just be a sign of an inflamed airway leading to worsening in her asthma. It's time to see her doctor. ...Read more

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Does aciphex (rabeprazole) heartburn meds (or a generic equivalent) cause coughing and tickling in the throat?

Does aciphex (rabeprazole) heartburn meds (or a generic equivalent) cause coughing and tickling in the throat?

Probably not: Any medication could potentially cause any side effect. The ones you mentioned are not common for antacids. However, acid reflux can cause coughing and a tickle in the throat. So, it may be the underlying condition rather than the medication which is causing the symptoms. ...Read more

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I've had a cough, runny nose & my ears are clogged for about 10 dys.There is flem, yet my throat gets super dry at times it tickles causing more cough?

I've had a cough, runny nose & my ears are clogged for about 10 dys.There is flem, yet my throat gets super dry at times it tickles causing more cough?

Acute sinusitis?: Sounds like you may have an acute sinusitis. Given the 10 day time frame, it could still be viral. I would start with guaifenisin (brand name mucinex) twice daily, use some topical nasal spray (afrin) and flush your nose with saline solution as much as you can tolerate. If you start having fevers or the cough becomes productive, or if this continues for 2 more weeks i would consult your physician. ...Read more

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What causes tingling on my sides when i cough?

What causes tingling on my sides when i cough?

Muscle pain, hypoxia: There are many things that could be happening such as a pulled muscle or, depending on how hard and long you cough, a decrease in oxygen in the blood thy can lead to a tingling sensation. If it persists you should ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cough drops to irritate your throat and cause tickling if overused?

Is it possible for cough drops to irritate your throat and cause tickling if overused?

Avoid menthol: Menthol which is in most drops, feels good and cool at first. But it is drying to the mucosa and will dry your irritated throat. So use glycerin instead. Or black currant. Or pectin containing drops. ...Read more

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After a cold or virus i experience an extreme tickling biting feeling in my stomach. It causes me to want to cough. It goes away after several weeks.

After a cold or virus i experience an extreme tickling biting feeling in my stomach. It causes me to want to cough. It goes away after several weeks.

Inflammation: From your description here, it sounds like these viruses might be causing inflammation. This could persist for sometime giving you the sensation that u describe. This is especially true if you have asthma or someone in your family has it (which would give you a genetic link to the disease). Hopefully you have regular care with a primary doctor. If you have asthma, there are maintenance meds 2 take ...Read more