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I have a tickle in my throat and i keep coughing at night?

I have a tickle in my throat and i keep coughing at night?

Postnasal drip: Your symptoms are compatible with postnasal drip, where the tickle is caused by a slow flow of mucus from your upper respiratory system, with the night cough due to irritation when it may drip down into the lower system. You can consider using an antihistamine to see if it helps your symptoms. ...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


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Why do I have a tickle in my throat after chocking on eggs and still coughing ?

Why do I have a tickle in my throat after chocking on eggs and still coughing ?

Residual Symptoms: You probably have some residual effects from mild trauma to the throat lining that occurred during the choking episode. This should resolve on its own in a short time. You can try supportive therapies such as warm salt water gargles in the meantime. ...Read more

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I am coughing for a few weeks now on and off and I have a tickle in my throat/chest. What could it be?

I am coughing for a few weeks now on and off and I have a tickle in my throat/chest. What could it be?

It could be either: Stephdee68, its time to see your doctor. Coughing for 2 weeks and tickle could be a post -viral cough, but without listening to your lungs, its all guess work. Go see your doc. If you have allergies, it could be post nasal drip cough. If you have asthma, it could be that. If you have gerd, it also can cause an irritation in the throat. An ENT consult may help. ...Read more

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I have a tickle in my throat at night and I cough a lot and keep my husband awake. Any suggestions?

I have a tickle in my throat at night and I cough a lot and keep my husband awake. Any suggestions?

See your doctor: Any number of things could be occurring to cause a night time tickle in the throat and cough. This includes certain medications (a.C.E. Inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers), sinus infections, allergies, and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). Your doctor can help you figure this out. ...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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Had a cold with green mucus an soar throat. Now I have a tickle in my throat an a cough every minute. What is it?

Had a cold with green mucus an soar throat. Now I have a tickle in my throat an a cough every minute. What is it?

Throat infection: Infections may cause prolonged irritation of the affected area as it heals. Skin infections can cause itching. Throat infections can cause a cough or a tickle. Can try robatussin to reduce the irritation. ...Read more

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I have a tickle in my throat that makes my eyes twitch and water it gets so bad?

I have a tickle in my throat that makes my eyes twitch and water it gets so bad?

Allergy: Sounds like allergies. Try otc allergy medicines to see if it helps. If you develop a fever or symptoms get worse then do go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are these symptoms anything to be worried about? I have a tickle in my throat that leads to coughing attacks as well as coughing up light green mucus after some of the coughing fits my grandma said it was allergies but my allergies in the past were compll

Are these symptoms anything to be worried about? I have a tickle in my throat that leads to coughing attacks as well as coughing up light green mucus after some of the coughing fits
my grandma said it was allergies but my allergies in the past were compll

Viral : Viral or bacterial causes can can cause a bronchitis or pneumonia causing these symptoms. Allergies typically do not produce green mucous. Pneumonia is a condition that often starts as bronchitis, is accompanied typically by productive cough, fever, and shortness of breath. "whooping cough", pertussis, occurs in unimmunized patients or in patients who have had their immunizations wear off, and have coughing spasms. Bronchitis is inflammation of the large airways and can be caused by bacterial or viral symptoms. If a patient has severe cough, vomiting, fever, or shortness of breath, then they should receive a medical evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have a tickle in my throat that causes me to cough. It's very dry and been about a week, worse at night. Occasional ear pain. What could this be?

I have a tickle in my throat that causes me to cough. It's very dry and been about a week, worse at night. Occasional ear pain. What could this be?

Post nasal drip: Have your doctor call in a nasal steroid spray and use it once or twice a day. It will take about 3 to 5 days to resolve. Try delsym cough syrup at night to help with the night cough. If this does not work, try reflux meds like Pepcid ac or zantac after a few days. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why do I have a constant tickle in my throat? What is causing this?

Why do I have a constant tickle in my throat? What is causing this?

Throat tickle: It can be side effects of blood pressure medication such as ACE inhibitors or diuretics, allergy, constant throat clearing and habitual cough. Please see ENT for laryngeal examination. ...Read more

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I have had a tickle in my throat for a week or so now and don't know what is causing it. I don't cough or anything else just feel like there is fluid ?

I really wish: That I could help you figure out what it is without an exam. Sadly we just aren't there yet with technology. If you can spare the time, try and get seen in person. There are many possibilities from completely benign but annoying to more serious like asthma. If you are a singer you might have a polyp on your vocal cord, although that would be rare in a young person. A simple throat exam should help ...Read more

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I been coughing now for a few weeks its like I have a permanent tickle in my throat topped of with constant phlegm. Any suggestions?

I been coughing now for a few weeks its like I have a permanent tickle in my throat topped of with constant phlegm. Any suggestions?

Cough: Most likely cause is postnasal drainage down throat. Second is acid reflux. Third is cough, sputum, and/or irritation from chest. Each of these has excellent OTC options available at pharmacy without prescription. Nasal drainage can be treated with Nasacort Allergy nasal spray (triamcinolone) available OTC as of last year. ...Read more

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Why do I always have a tickle in my throat? Dry cough

Why do I always have a tickle in my throat? Dry cough

Post nasal drip: It could be several things. The most common are allergies and reflux. Both cause post-nasal drainage, which could lead to dry non-productive cough. That tickle often causes frequent throat clearing. Get checked by an ENT specialist who is best equipped to help with this problem. ...Read more

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Had bad cold 1 mos ago. Ever since I have small cough, tickle in my throat, low energy, and those stinky particles coming out of my throat. Help?

Had bad cold 1 mos ago.  Ever since I have small cough, tickle in my throat, low energy, and those stinky particles coming out of my throat. Help?

Sinus issue: When a cold persists beyond 10-14 days then a sinus infection could be the issue. Sinus infections can lead to cough, post nasal discharge, and fatigue. Frequently there is no fever. Foul tasting nasal discharge could also be a sign of infection. See your doctor and don't be surprised if you are prescribe antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have had a tickle in my throat for about a week I have a dry cough with no mucus and it feels like something is in my throat down low near my collar?

I have had a tickle in my throat for about a week I have a dry cough with no mucus and it feels like something is in my throat down low near my collar?

Sore throat: Likely the "cold" and scratchy throat resulted in a little irritation to the upper airway - the trachea. That, combined, with some lymph. Ode swelling secondary to the "cold," (check the area under your jaw line) can result in the feeling of a "lump" in the throat. If it doesn't clear soon, consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin cause you to have a cough ? I keep having this tickle in my throat and it's never happened before and it's a dry cough

Can amoxicillin cause you to have a cough ? I keep having this tickle in my throat and it's never happened before and it's a dry cough

Call the doctor: If you're having a cough on a new medicine-I would be concerned for allergy. You should try to look in the back of your throat-if it looks swollen at all, you need emergency medical treatment. I would call the doctor in fact if you have doubts. Sometimes allergy can take the form of throat or voicebox swelling which might present initially as a cough. Hopefully it's just nothing but need more info ...Read more

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I have a persistent tickle in my throat that triggers a cough which leads to me vomiting. This occurs about 4 times a day. When i eat it it happens to?

I have a persistent tickle in my throat that triggers a cough which leads to me vomiting. This occurs about 4 times a day. When i eat it it happens to?

Coughing: Coughing can be caused from several different factors. With your age I would be interested in your medications, smoking history, cardiac history, any esophageal reflux, any allergy symptoms. So with all that being said, you need to follow up with your PCP. ...Read more

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I have this bad tickle in my throat that makes me cough until it's gone. Also gives me watery eyes. What can cause this and how to stop it?

I have this bad tickle in my throat that makes me cough until it's gone. Also gives me watery eyes. What can cause this and how to stop it?

Allergies: The tickle in your throat may be caused by a pos nasal drip which is due to allergies. Likewise, the allergies may be affecting your eyes. Try over the counter antihistamines for your nose and eye drop specifically made for allergies, but in the meantime make an appointment with an allergist. Incidentally cold could also give similar symptoms so see the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a tickle in my lower throat that makes me cough, especially when I press it. Acid reflux? Or a scratch from a carrot I choked on 7 weeks ago?

I have a tickle in my lower throat that makes me cough, especially when I press it. Acid reflux? Or a scratch from a carrot I choked on 7 weeks ago?

GERD 1 possibility: GERD is 1 possibility. Abrasion from carrot is unlikely after 7 weeks, and probably wishful thinking. Also consider sinusitis, asthma (or asthmatic-type reaction), and allergy, of course, given this time of year in Illinois. Very typical symptoms in patients seen by allergists. Might be time to see one! ...Read more

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So about 3 days ago my sons father was diagnosed with strep c. I have been feeling a tickle in my throat and chest could that mean I have strep c?

Unlikely?: C strep actually colonizes our respiratory tract without causing symptoms in the healthy person so a positive test from the throat will need to be interpretation carefully. Your symptoms suggest a non infectious etiology and will need to be properly assessed for recommendations on the probable cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole) 2x day- how do I know my GERD iscontroled? Scared, bc I have Barrett's esophagus . Have a tickle in my throat but have nasal drip

I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole) 2x day- how do I know my GERD iscontroled? Scared, bc I have Barrett's esophagus . Have a tickle in my throat but have nasal drip

THE ONLY WAY: to make absolutely sure that you do not have Barrett's is a upper GI endoscopic exam.....they are done with NO DISCOMFORT and little PREPARATION> Ask your PCP for a referral to a Gastroenterologist and stop worrying DO IT! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have this tickle in the back of my throat and I always have to swallow. What could it be?

I have this tickle in the back of my throat and I always have to swallow. What could it be?

Ace inhibitors: this could be a sign of an oncoming cold or something like a side effect of any "ace inhibitors" you may be taking for blood pressure or diabetes. ACE Inhibitors generic names end in "pril" It could be something more serious and you should see your doctor and be examined. If you do take an ACE Inhibitor be sure to have your doctor discontinue it so that he can start a different medicine. ...Read more

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I have a tickly odd feeling in my throat, and wonder if that could be from taking my antibiotics.

I have a tickly odd feeling in my throat, and wonder if that could be from taking my antibiotics.

Hairy tongue: You can develop a condition called hairy tongue which appears as black hair on your tongue which disappears after you discontinue your antibiotic. ...Read more

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What do I have to do to get my not-itching throat back?

What do I have to do to get my not-itching throat back?

Allergy med may help: Sometimes post nasal drip ( drainage from nose/sinus) can cause an itchy throat- but please know that there are other causes and if this is something that persists you should see your dr. Other symptoms if it is rhintis could be nasal congestion, face pain or pressure , earache or pressure, cough from throat etc. Also acid reflux can cause itchy/irritated throat- see dr to clarify cause. ...Read more