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I have a dry cough and itchy throat. Is there any remedy or cure to recover.?

I have a dry cough and itchy throat. Is there any remedy or cure to recover.?

Possibly: This may be allergy exacerbation. If you have no contraindications you can try an otc antihistamine to see if it helps. If not you should see your primary ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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What is the best home remedy for itchy throat & nagging cough?

What is the best home remedy for itchy throat & nagging cough?

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

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I have dry cough and itchy throat. What should I do?

I have dry cough and itchy throat. What should I do?

Allergies: Itching in the roof of your mouth is a sign of some type of allergy, maybe to something you use right before bed or when you wake up.
Toothpaste or mouth wash?
You might try some otc Claritin (loratadine) to see if this helps. If not then see you pcp and see of you need an allergy test of the allergist consult.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having a dry cough accompanied with itchy throat what is over-the-counter med for these?

See a physician: You should consult a physician. You did not mention what triggers your cough. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and neti potty sinus rinse can help. Consult a physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have a dry itchy throat followed by a persistent dry cough with a cough followed by phelgm at night... I am not sick?

I have a dry itchy throat followed by a persistent dry cough with a cough followed by phelgm at night... I am not sick?

Possibilities...: Possible etiologies include post-nasal drip, gerd, allergy, bronchospasm or even a combination of these factors. Each if these has a different treatment so you may need to see your doctor so a diagnosis can be made and treatment rendered, especially if these symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Itchy throat not sore, dry persistant cough for 4 months, shortness of breath causing me to cough more?

Itchy throat not sore, dry persistant cough for 4 months, shortness of breath causing me to cough more?

Viral: About 85% of sore throats are viral. They can be just as dramatic as their bacterial counterparts. If you're having trouble swallowing, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My back and my chest and stomach hurts of a dry itchy throat and cough I have. What can I take?

My back and my chest and stomach hurts of a dry itchy throat and cough I have. What can I take?

Bronchitis: It sounds like you may have a bronchitis. Most of the time it is viral but if persistent for several days and with fever you should see your pcp or urgent care to be evaluated and perhaps needing an antibiotic. You can try some otc cough medications initially. ...Read more

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I have lumps under my chin, dry cough and itchy throat and mouth hurts

I have lumps under my chin, dry cough and itchy throat and mouth hurts

Lymph nodes swollen: The lumps under your chin are probably lymph nodes which are used by your body to help fight infection. You should see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. These all could amount to a viral infection or strep throat or other. Your primary care doctor can evaluated you and perform the necessary tests/cultures, etc. ...Read more

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Itchy throat and dry cough for a month. On omeprazole 20mg for a week not sure if helping. I feel generally fine what's wrong with me?

Itchy throat and dry cough for a month. On omeprazole 20mg for a week not sure if helping. I feel generally fine what's wrong with me?

Throat irritation: The description of your symptoms is suggestive of environmental allergies. This would not be improved with Omeprazole. You may consider taking OTC anti-histamine such as Zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) for a couple of weeks and evaluate your symptoms for improvement. If no progress, see your doctor for a more thorough work up. ...Read more

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At night when I lay down I start getting a itchy throat and a dry cough why is that it's just nights is this a bad thing should I see a doctor?

At night when I lay down I start getting a itchy throat and a dry cough why is that it's just nights is this a bad thing should I see a doctor?

Not a bad thing: But need to see your doctor, airway inflammation, reflux, sinusitis, rhinitis, all those could be the cause for your symptoms, your doctor would be able to decide on management, good luck ...Read more

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Living in Singapore. SOB, Chronic cough, itchy throat in office and home for 1 year. What allergies should I be tested for besides dust, cats, mold?

Living in Singapore. SOB, Chronic cough, itchy throat in office and home for 1 year. What allergies should I be tested for besides dust, cats, mold?

Environmental: Allergens you need to be tested. They cause post nasal drip which makes you cough plus itchy throat. Cold/flu is not associated with itching. There is also a condition known as pollen-fruit or oral allergy syndrome wherein one gets itching mouth/throat from eating certain fruits due to cross-reaction with pollen allergy. Apple, banana, melon, avocado are the more common culprits. ...Read more

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Have cold with itchy throat, ears and chest for the past three days. Been taking cough drops; should I visit doctor or try something at home?

Have cold with itchy throat, ears and chest for the past three days. Been taking cough drops; should I visit doctor or try something at home?

Itchy upper airway: Sometimes allergies will do the same. So its not a bad idea to have ur doc take a look. Some times asthma presents with itchy chest and throat at the onset. ...Read more

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I have dry itchy throat near lungs area, and allergies to scents. I don't have any money for treatment or doctors. Over counter medication don't help?

I have dry itchy throat near lungs area, and allergies to scents. I don't have any money for treatment or doctors. Over counter medication don't help?

Mgt: I would advise hydration with non acidic fluids, such as water and warm tea with honey. An over the counter antihistamine may help. There are many over the counter allergy remedies. ...Read more

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Sinusitis without pain?? Itchy throat eyes nose inner ears cough temperature itching skin. Black / green boogies dried in nose. For 12 days! Thank you

Sinusitis without pain?? Itchy throat eyes nose inner ears cough temperature itching skin. Black / green boogies dried in nose. For 12 days! Thank you

Dr. Can check throat: Infections of the tonsils, throat, neck lymph nodes, or sinuses, can cause sore throat, and neck ache. For some people, ear pressure or ear pain can also cause sore throat, and neck ache or headache. A primary care doctor can check to see if it is a routine problem like strep throat, which needs antibiotics. Taking some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen) can temporarily relieve pain. ...Read more

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I hate spring, : (as per usual I'm having a dry cough, itchy throat & eyes and a runny nose. But I am breastfeeding. What can I take?

I hate spring, : (as per usual I'm having a dry cough, itchy throat & eyes and a runny nose. But I am breastfeeding. What can I take?

Nasal steroid: Avoid antihistamines and decongestants as both can impair breast milk production and flow. Consider taking nasal steroids such as flonase and cromolyn sodium such as nasalcrom. Both are available over the counter. More about allergy remedies and breastfeeding:
http://kellymom. Com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/meds/cold-remedy/ ...Read more

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I open my bowel every day and I have itchy throat and dry cough for a month now. Are they related? On omeprazole 20mg. No heart burn query reflux.

I open my bowel every day and I have itchy throat and dry cough for a month now. Are they related? On omeprazole 20mg. No heart burn query reflux.

Maybe: Omeprazole can cause diarrhea. Dry cough and itching throat sound allergic. One can be allergic to anything, including omeprazole. Are you on an ACE-inhibitor (usually used for BP)? because those are typical symptoms they cause. Heart burn is the symptom reflux causes and you don't have it - because omeprazole is very good treatment for it! ...Read more

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What is this - jetlag, sneezing, itchy throat, dry cough, chills, temp is 37C, sore scalp, nasal drip, a lil fatigue, loose stool, no body pain?

What is this - jetlag, sneezing, itchy throat, dry cough, chills, temp is 37C, sore scalp, nasal drip, a lil fatigue, loose stool, no body pain?

So far: So far it sounds like a cold of which there are many types. If you go on to get fever and body aches it could be a flu. If you develop watery diarrhea it may be the norovirus or rotovirus. ...Read more

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Is it ok chew fresh finger for my itchy throat and cough im pregnant and I want natural home remedy?

Is it ok chew fresh finger for my itchy throat and cough im pregnant and I want natural home remedy?

Fresh Ginger: If you mean fresh ginger rather than "fresh finger, " yes it's fine to use while pregnant. I can't imagine the other would be very pleasant. ...Read more

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Itchy throat. Making me cough?

Itchy throat. Making me cough?

Could be: Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed. **
or add 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve itchinessor a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are also helpful. ...Read more

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Can there be a quick remedy for itchy throat?

Can there be a quick remedy for itchy throat?

Itchy throat: Garggle woth salt and water, it will soothe it, if you have nasal congestion, a saline nasal spray also helps. ...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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What will I do if I have a on and off itchy throat that makes me cough hard without a pleghm?

What will I do if I have a on and off itchy throat that makes me cough hard without a pleghm?

? Allergy: Affecting your upper airway and can still cause cough, you might be having upper/lower airway chronic inflammation, certain environmental triggers would stimulate your symptoms. See an ENT or an Allergist if you have one around, meanwhile, salt water gargles, saline nasal wash if you have congestion, and may be OTC less sedating antihistaminic, as loratadine, as needed would help, good luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing itchy throat and a lot of coughing. I ate a cough drop but no results. Please help me?

I am experiencing itchy throat and a lot of coughing. I ate a cough drop but no results. Please help me?

Remedies: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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I've had minor cough for the past week, not constant but more like when my throat starts to itch. What causes itchy throat? I drink plenty of fluids.

I've had minor cough for the past week, not constant but more like when my throat starts to itch. What causes itchy throat? I drink plenty of fluids.

Hard to tell: The most likely answer is a viral infection especially if the cough goes away after a few weeks and is not getting worse. However if persistent and worsening, you will need to see your dcotr. ...Read more

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Itchy throat chest congestion cough what is it?

Itchy throat chest congestion cough what is it?

How long?: Itching is often associated with allergy. If you have had these symptoms for more than 2 weeks or they have been recurring, they are likely from allergies. Consult an allergist to find out what may be ailing you and whether you may have asthma as well. If there is a family history of allergies, then your chances of having allergies get much higher. ...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


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Itching Throat (Definition)

Uncomfortable sensation in pharynx. ...Read more