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I have itchy throat and mouth. Is this an allergic reaction?

I have itchy throat and mouth. Is this an allergic reaction?

Likely Yes: Itchy throat and mouth are very common symptoms when you are allergic to something. Most commonly- a food item such as fresh fruits or vegetables. Is it occurring all the time? Or just when you eat certain things? Also, do you have seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies sometimes present that way as well- along with nasal congestion etc. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Very Itchy throat after gargle w/ AppleCiderVinegar and water. Is this a normal reaction to ACV? No known food allergies 25yr F.

Very Itchy throat after gargle w/ AppleCiderVinegar and water. Is this a normal reaction to ACV? No known food allergies 25yr F.

?: Just hold it and don't gargle with it, may be it's too concentrated for you, not every one tolerates this combo, you can try just salt water gargles, if still suffering, please see your doctor, ...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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Could itchy throat be a cause of dry mouth?

Could itchy throat be a cause of dry mouth?

No: Not really but dryness will make itchy throat worse so you have to know the reason for your itchy throat. ...Read more

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I have an itchy throat between nose and mouth that has been persistent for about a week. Is there an easy remedy?

I have an itchy throat between nose and mouth that has been persistent for about a week. Is there an easy remedy?

Might be allergies: You can treat an itchy throat with warm salt water gargles and an over the counter antihistamine like loratadine. If you have allergies the Loratadine should help, and if it's just irritation the salt water will help. Make the salt water weak- not more than 1/2 tsp per cup of warm water. Stay away from airway irritants like smoke and see your doc if the symptoms don't resolve in a few days. ...Read more

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Hi, I've got a very itchy throat since yesterday. And the roof of my mouth are getting tiny red ulcers lookalike. Could it be strep throat?

Hi, I've got a very itchy throat since yesterday. And the roof of my mouth are getting tiny red ulcers lookalike. Could it be strep throat?

ITCHY THROAT: WITHOUT SEEING YOUR PROBLEM, THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE YOU IS TO SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR WHO WILL EXAMINE YOU, DO A FEW TESTS, PERHAPS, MAKE A DIAGNOSIS AND TREAT YOU ACCORDINGLY. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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Allergy to propylene glycol. Used new toothpaste now gums are inflamed, mouth burns itchy throat tightness & sores on gums. Is PEG-8 the same as PG?

Allergy to propylene glycol.  Used new toothpaste now gums are inflamed, mouth burns itchy throat tightness & sores on gums.  Is PEG-8 the same as PG?

Nearly: PEG is propylene glycol. The 8 is the number of ethylene glycol units attached. It is used in a variety of products including toothpaste. If you are allergic to propylene glycol stop using PEG 8 products. ...Read more

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How do I relieve my itchy throat due to allergies?

How do I relieve my itchy throat due to allergies?

It depends.: It is important to establish whether this is seasonal or year round. Are there any foods that make it worse (possible oral allergy syndrome)? Your family history, physical exam , skin test are also needed to make a diagnosis . Treatment will be determined after these work up . Making some suggestions to relieve itchy throat are not without risks. Please see a board certified allergy specialist ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more