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Home Remedies For Itchy Throat And Cough
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
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
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.
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?
Is it ok chew fresh finger for my itchy throat and cough im pregnant and I want natural home remedy?
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.
Feel like my bodies on fire an aches but I'm shaking with chills I just had baby 7 days ago been having itchy throat and cough all day what do suggest?
My ob told me to take salinase for my itchy throat and cough but for me it is not quite effective, is there any ways to prevent for itchy throat and 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.
Sometimes during the spring months every now and then I get this extreme itchy throat causing me to go into a cough jag. It doesn't happen a lot just every so often when laying down and occasion when
Seasonal allergy: Is one possibility. Please see your doc for diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
ANTIHISTAMIN//DECONG: Most of the time itchy throat and phlegm are due to allergy and antihistamines and decongestants may help the sumptoms.
? 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
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.
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.
Allergy: Persistent cough with itching is usually due congestion of the back of throat. Allergic reaction to inhaled allergen is the usual cause. Weather change and irritants such as tobacco smoke can also cause the same symptoms. Over the counter antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) and decongestants such as sudafed could be useful.
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