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I have a dry and, irritated throat after cleaning with tilex. Do i need to worry?

I have a dry and, irritated throat after cleaning with tilex. Do i need to worry?

Tilex: Tilex is an irritant and is irritating your mucus membranes. Either wear a mask when you use it or get another product. ...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


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I'm recovering from a cold & I have a very dry, scratchy & irritated throat. As well as a mild dry cough. Any treatment options?

I'm recovering from a cold & I have a very dry, scratchy & irritated throat. As well as a mild dry cough. Any treatment options?

Yes: There is a good OTC prep for dry throat. It is formulated as a gargle, spray, and toothpaste. It frequently helps. Try it, you may like it. ...Read more

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Im 17 old. Have had dry and irritated throat for 4 months. I have tonsil stones. And allergies.i smoked ecig about 6 months.i have quit.Throat cancer?

Im 17 old. Have had dry and irritated throat for 4 months. I have tonsil stones. And allergies.i smoked ecig about 6 months.i have quit.Throat cancer?

Very much: doubt that you have throat cancer at age 17 years old. But continue to stay away from e-cigarettes, allergens & smoke. Your physician can check for cause of irritation of throat. ...Read more

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I have an irritated dry throat and only cough when it's tickly. This morning my mucus was blood stained and had a red and dark spot in it. is it serio?

I have an irritated dry throat and only cough when it's tickly. This morning my mucus was blood stained and had a red and dark spot in it. is it serio?

Irritated dry throat: May be from rhinitis nasal congestion/ inflammation , from dryness in air,warm dry heat. Put vasoline, to moisturize, on the inside tip of nose in AM and PM, gargle with salt water3x a day ,suck on lemondrops. Drinkg 2.5-3.5 liter /day water /gatorade to be hydrated. I do not think it is serious, but do f/u with doctor /urgent care this week ...Read more

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Strep? Dry cough, irritated red throat, no pain just dull ache and no fever. Been like this since Sunday.

Strep? Dry cough, irritated red throat, no pain just dull ache and no fever. Been like this since Sunday.

Throat culture: The best way to know is to see a doctor, get examined and have a throat culture done. In the meantime you can gargle with warm salt water with turmeric and lemon a few times a day for comfort. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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There is a dry irritated place in the back of my throat. I didn't notice it today, but it doesn't hurt when i cough either. I also feel nauseated.

There is a dry irritated place in the back of my throat. I didn't notice it today, but it doesn't hurt when i cough either. I also feel nauseated.

Virus : You probably have a virus. Drink plenty of water. Cough drops can ease the dryness. You can also drink cold slushes and suck on popscicles. If you run a temperature over 101 or vomit more than three times in an hour, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been getting itchy & irritated in the throat & super dry in the throat & nasal passageways daily at night for the last 3 months. Am I diabetic?

I've been getting itchy & irritated in the throat & super dry in the throat & nasal passageways daily at night for the last 3 months. Am I diabetic?

Unlikely: The more typical symptoms for diabetes is excessive thirst, excessive urination, blurred vision and weight loss. One can have a dry mouth related to dehydration of diabetes. Your symptoms sound more likely to be related to allergies and/or antihistamines (benadryl) ...Read more

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My nose feels very dry & the dryness continues to my throat. its very irritating and drinking water doesn't help,What can I do to prevent this?

My nose feels very dry & the dryness continues to my throat. its very irritating and drinking water doesn't help,What can I do to prevent this?

Dry nose: Use pine my IN the nose. Big dollup of ointment and it will liquify and flow down the back of the throat. You can also use Ayr nasal fell and fill the nose with it. It will run backward. You can also try biotene mouthwash. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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