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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

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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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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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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What are good ways to get rid of itchy throat causing coughing?

What are good ways to get rid of itchy throat causing coughing?

Care: 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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How to get rid of dry and itchy throat?

How to get rid of dry and itchy throat?

Dry itchy throat: Find out why. Is your bedroom low of humidity? Are you allergic to something. Perhaps you have a sick building syndrome at work or home. Perhaps someone could cleans you air ducts or an air filter would help. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do to get rid of an itchy throat due to smoking?

Please tell me what to do to get rid of an itchy throat due to smoking?

Outside of stopping: Smoking, you mean? The answer to that is not much. Cough drops etc will have some soothing effect for a while, but the only thing that will help it truly is giving up putting poisonous smoke into your body, which not only makes it itchy, but causes emphysema, bronchitis, heart attack, stroke, cancer and many many other equally unpleasant things. Your body is giving you a message, listen to it. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a dry, itchy throat?

How can I get rid of a dry, itchy throat?

Home remedies: 46 year old with dry itchy throat - warm water brewed with honey and lemon several times per day, honey throat lozenges, warm tea. Gargling with warm salt water. Also OTC spray bottles with numbing properties. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of an itchy throat?

What can I do to get rid of an itchy throat?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines are very effective at helping relieve itching. The newer antihistamines such as claritin, zyrtec, allegra, xyzal, and Clarinex have less side effects than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and the other older ones. If itching worsens or there is associated swelling, see an allergist. They are uniquely qualified to find the cause so maybe you won't need to take medications. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of a itchy throat?

Some options: Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an itchy throat due to allergies?

How can I get rid of an itchy throat due to allergies?

Antihistamines: There are several newer antihistamines that are now over the counter. Allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) to name a few. Try these at suggested dosage. If they don't work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of sore itchy throat? I am taking zithromax and used warm salt and apple cider vinegar water

What can I do to get rid of sore itchy throat? I am taking zithromax and used warm salt and apple cider vinegar water

No great way: I suspect the problem is likely viral but the itching part points to allergy. Thus we need to ascertain whether the throat is itchy or sore since the causes are vastly different. If itchy, try oral antihistamine, if sore try OTC analgesic lozenges. ...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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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?

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?

Upper resp infection: Most likely upper respiratory infection (viral). Try lots of rest and lots of vitamin c and fluids. Most time will go away in few days, otherwise need medications from md. ...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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How to prevent itchy throat while I am asleep?

Itchy throat: An itchy throat in your sleep can be secondary to post nasal drip or acid reflux. You need to see your doctor to determine which it is and treat it accordingly. ...Read more

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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

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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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Itchy throat on and off for 3 weeks, makes me want to cough (non productive). Relief from ventolin. But comes back.?

Itchy throat on and off for 3 weeks, makes me want to cough (non productive). Relief from ventolin. But comes back.?

Possible asthma: If you are using ventolin I assume you are asthmatic your itchy throat could be a postnasal drip and if so a decongestant would help as v works the cough could be from constriction are you tight or sob any situations that affects your asthma if decongestant doesn't help I would suggest md. ...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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What is a good over-the-counter medication to take for an itchy throat? I have a minor cough, particularly when I am in bed. I drink lots of fluids.

What is a good over-the-counter medication to take for an itchy throat? I have a minor cough, particularly when I am in bed. I drink lots of fluids.

Try antihistamine: Try otc antihistamine. More importantly, find out what may be triggering the itching and the cough. If the cough has been present for weeks or months, you may even have asthma. ...Read more

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Coughing for 3 weeks. At first the cough was only a problem at night. Now is a continuous unproductive cough due to an itchy throat. Should I see a doc?

Coughing for 3 weeks. At first the cough was only a problem at night. Now is a continuous unproductive cough due to an itchy throat. Should I see a doc?

Yes....: Any cough present for 3 weeks or longer needs to be evaluated by a physician. Treatment depends on the etiology of the cough and this can only be diagnosed by a doctor. Possible etiologies include gerd and post-nasal drip (especially if worse in supine position) as well as bronchospasm or even a combination of these diagnoses. Treatment depends on etiology so see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a persistent cough because of an itchy throat. Why?

I have a persistent cough because of an itchy throat. Why?

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. ...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. Daniel Saurborn
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Itching Throat (Definition)

Uncomfortable sensation in pharynx. ...Read more