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How To Get Rid Of 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
What can I do to get rid of sore itchy throat? I am taking zithromax and used warm salt and apple cider vinegar water
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?
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.
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
Sorry. Possible steroid cream. I keep gettin red itchy throat/neck. No cream gets rid of it. It's patchy and has a darker red outline?
Needs to be examined: Could be fungus infection, common, don't use steroid creams OTC, please get seen, good luck
Cough for 5 weeks with phlegm. No fever. Achy and get chills. Itchy throat and ears. Chest hurts. What could this be?
See doctor: It is time for you to consult a doctor.
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?
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