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Tickling throat that makes me cough happens every night. How do I get rid of this?

Tickling throat that makes me cough happens every night. How do I get rid of this?

? reflux: If this only happens every night when you lay down to go to bed - this sound like it is most likely being caused by gastroesophageal reflux. Would probably be helped most by seeing an ENT doc to look down your throat to see - and if the appearance of your vocal corsds confirms this possibility, then seeing a gastoenterologist for complete work-up and treatment. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I have a tickle in my throat and annoying cough. How to get rid of this?

I have a tickle in my throat and annoying cough. How to get rid of this?

Throat tickle: Throat tickling may be from mucus drainage from the nose or sinuses as it relates to allergies or sinus infection. It may also be related to mild acid reflux without the typical "heart burn." the key to resolution of symptoms is determining the trigger so the right treatment is used. An allergist or ENT can be helpful in sorting this out. ...Read more

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Little tickle in my throat. The cold is gone so how do I get rid of the cough?

Little tickle in my throat. The cold is gone so how do I get rid of the cough?

Treatments....: Sometimes there is residual bronchospasm once a cold resolves. This can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers until the bronchospasm and airway inflammation is completely gone. You may also have residual post-nasal drip which can be treated with nasal sprays. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you l get rid of the tickle in my throat that makes me cough nonstop until I almost puke? Please help

How do you l get rid of the tickle in my throat that makes me cough nonstop until I almost puke? Please help

Throat tickle: Hello, the stimulation causing your cough should be evaluated by an ENT doctor. An endoscopic examination would be very helpful to determine the cause. I have seen people have an elongated uvula that initiates a gag induced coughing spells. It also could be reflux or post nasal drainage. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tickle at base of throat near sternum Feels like I need to cough to get rid of it but it still tickles. Am I aspirating? Can drink water fine no cough

Tickle at base of throat near sternum Feels like I need to cough to get rid of it but it still tickles. Am I aspirating? Can drink water fine no cough

Aspiration: Aspiration occurs when a foreign substance gains entrance through the larynx to the trachea and/or lungs. Aspiration typically occurs while eating or drinking. Other swallowing issues or vocal issues that occur with aspiration should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a persistent itchy throat and cough?

How do you get rid of a persistent itchy throat and cough?

Identify trigger: Coughing may be related to itching of the throat. While an antihistamine may decrease the itching, the best long term approach would be to see an allergist to perform testing to identify the trigger. ...Read more

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Would Claritin (loratadine) help me get rid of cough, itch throat?

Would Claritin (loratadine) help me get rid of cough, itch throat?

You can try: If it's due to allergy, Claritin (loratadine) might help. Zyrtec and Allegra are better otc antistamines. If you get worse, or aren't better in a week, see your physician. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of mucus from your throat that you can't cough up?

Mucus: Use saline nose drops for a post nasal drip you can also steam yourself in the washroom and use a vaporizer while sleeping. ...Read more

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Tingly feeling in my throat and im constantly trying to cough to try to get rid of it but it doesn't im on neurotin could this be from the medicine?

Tingly feeling in my throat and im constantly trying to cough to try to get rid of it but it doesn't im on neurotin could this be from the medicine?

LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx to heal properly. Need to see an ENT. It's not from medicine. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a hacking cough and irritated itchy throat?

What is the best way to get rid of a hacking cough and irritated itchy throat?

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

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Most effective approachess to get rid of a sore throat/ cough?

Most effective approachess to get rid of a sore throat/ cough?

Remedies: 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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When I get sick its always broncitis/strep throat. What could I get OTC that will get rid of the mucus and cough, shorten my "cold"?

When I get sick its always broncitis/strep throat. What could I get OTC that will get rid of the mucus and cough, shorten my "cold"?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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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.

Post nasal drip: You may have. Post nasal drip that is causing your cough and itchy throat. Use salt water nose drops several times a day. Go to sleep with a vaporizer and sleep on several pillows. Use vaporub on chest before you go to sleep. ...Read more

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I'm getting mucus in bottom of throat. I always have to clear it but it comes back, and when l talk l cough and have to clear it. How to get rid of!

I'm getting mucus in bottom of throat. I always have to clear it but it comes back, and when l talk l cough and have to clear it. How to get rid of!

May be strep, etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, irritants, etc... Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-3 days, it's more likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can examine and diagnose what the cause most likely is. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of thick phlegm in my throat that is quite difficult to cough up as it is so thick, it is a chronic persistent problem?

What can I do to get rid of thick phlegm in my throat that is quite difficult to cough up as it is so thick, it is a chronic persistent problem?

Mucinex, (guaifenesin) MD: Thick phlegm can be thinned out with something like a mucinex, (guaifenesin) which can be found at most drug stores. However, if this is a chronic problem, you should visit an md to determine what the root cause of the phlegm is: reflux, allergies, post-nasal drip, or lung issues. Productive cough is a particular symptom that is concerning. Long term treatment of the originating problem will help you long-term. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of your cough and sore throat over night?

Is there a good way to get rid of your cough and sore throat over night?

No cure, reduce sxs.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Try ginger w honey. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat and cough along with other cold symptoms for about 3 weeks. What can I do to get rid of it?

I've had a sore throat and cough along with other cold symptoms for about 3 weeks. What can I do to get rid of it?

See a doctor: Since you've had the symptoms for 3 weeks you need to see a doctor to get a diagnosis and see what treatment is needed. At this point there is probably no OTC medication that will help. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat for the last 4 days. Now I have an annoying dry cough which makes me gag. How can I get rid of it?

I have had a sore throat for the last 4 days. Now I have an annoying dry cough which makes me gag. How can I get rid of it?

Need to see your: Doctor, you may need an antibiotic and/or other Rx medications, meanwhile use salt water gargles, saline nasal washes and pain killers, good luck ...Read more

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After I eat I always have this crackling in my chest. I hear it when I breathe To get rid of it I have to cough or clear my throat of clear mucus.

After I eat I always have this crackling in my chest. I hear it when I breathe To get rid of it I have to cough or clear my throat of clear mucus.

Chest crackling: Eating may cause a reflexive asthma like reaction causing the crackling sound and cough instead of wheezing. It may be more frequent with certain foods. Another possibility is gastroesophageal reflux with some aspiration into your trachea. I recommend that you consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation and advice. A swallowing study and barium swallow examination may be advised ...Read more

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I have yellow lumps at back of my throat, I have no tonsils and get tonsillitis, I can't get rid of my cough I have had these for 6 months now?

Tonsillitis?: 17 F from UK: I have yellow lumps at back of my throat, I have no tonsils and get tonsillitis, I can't get rid of my cough I have had these for 6 months now? ANS: you may have regrown some tonsillar tissue. Show to your health care team and ask them what it is. ...Read more

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Dose silent reflux in a baby cause a cough and phlegm in throat with frothy texture in a 4.5 month old baby he's on losec (omeprazole) but I can't get rid of cough?

Dose silent reflux in a baby cause a cough and phlegm in throat with frothy texture in a 4.5 month old baby he's on losec (omeprazole) but I can't get rid of cough?

It can: Reflux in infants is a common trigger for a cough. The Prilosec decreases stomach acid and may decrease irritation, but it does not stop the reflux, it just makes it less painful. With time and gradual assumption of an upright posture for more hours/day, the reflux and related cough decreases. It iften peaks around the 4-5 month period. ...Read more

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Since friday my nose has been completely blocked, I got a sore throat and a bad cough. How to I get rid of all these symptoms?

Since friday my nose has been completely blocked, I got a sore throat and a bad cough. How to I get rid of all these symptoms?

URI: If you only have the above symptoms, you can take over the counter cough and cold medications, bed rest, hydration. See your primary care doctor if not better in 1 week or if you have additional symptoms like fever, headache etc. ...Read more

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My throat has phlegm and the doctor says thst I've mucous leaking and it makes my throat itchy. How can I get rid of the cough?

My throat has phlegm and the doctor says thst I've mucous leaking and it makes my throat itchy. How can I get rid of the cough?

Sounds like allergy: Lots of mucous, itchy throat, and cough---sounds like allergies to me! Tis the season, as the pollen counts are soaring. There are 3 over the counter antihistamines that you may try---claritin, allegra, (fexofenadine) and zyrtec. They all have generics which are fine. Try one of these. If ineffective, see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Hi! I have this sore throat for about 6 days now and cough grey phlegm once or twice a day. I smoke light cigarettes. What should do to get rid of 'em?

Hi! I have this sore throat for about 6 days now and cough grey phlegm once or twice a day. I smoke light cigarettes. What should do to get rid of 'em?

Bronchitis: I understand your concern.
Grey phlem is likely due to cigarette smoking and air pollution, it can also be due to or Marijuana smoking.
See the Physician if coughing affects your sleep and day time functioning, difficulty in swallowing or fever.
See Therapist to understand and resolve your feelings of worry, fear, sadness, hurt, resentment for which you may be smoking; plan to decrease smoking ...Read more

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Well I just got over a sinus infection or a cold that lasted 24 hours. Now all that's left is a little bit of post nasal drip, small cough, and a dry throat. How do I get rid of this?

Well I just got over a sinus infection or a cold that lasted 24 hours. Now all that's left is a little bit of post nasal drip, small cough, and a dry throat. How do I get rid of this?

Nasal saline: The solution to pollution is dilution. Saline spray is availlable in drug stores. Cheap and it washes out the irritants that are running down your throat without side effects. ...Read more

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My throat is very sore and hurts to swallow. My tonsils are inflamed. Honey helps and cough drops don't. What can I do to get rid of my sore throat?

My throat is very sore and hurts to swallow. My tonsils are inflamed. Honey helps and cough drops don't. What can I do to get rid of my sore throat?

Might be strep: Throat, so get to a doctor as soon as possible, because you might need to take antibiotics. If you have trouble opening your mouth, it might mean that you have an abscess, a real emergency. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my sore throat, cough, pain when swallowing food, and ear ache?

How do I get rid of my sore throat, cough, pain when swallowing food, and ear ache?

Sounds like a virus: Time, rest, fluids, and patience will generally resolve thtese symptoms. If they persist, then it might be worth a visit to your doctor, but these are both incredibly common and entirely self-limited. Treat pain with Acetaminophen or motrin, and try some warm tea for soothing your sore thorat. ...Read more

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How do I help my 6 month old get rid of phlegm in her throat? She has a runny nose with clear snot, small rattling cough, no fever & is not fussy

How do I help my 6 month old get rid of phlegm in her throat? She has a runny nose with clear snot, small rattling cough, no fever & is not fussy

Saline nose drops: Saline nose drops and a vaporizer is also very helpful. The use of a bulb syringe will also help to suck up some of the mucus. ...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