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I have dry itching throat cough for over 7 to 8 years today. Went to a lot of docs but nothing worked. I never smoke. Can you please help me.

I have dry itching throat cough for over 7 to 8 years today. Went to a lot of docs but nothing worked. I never smoke. Can you please help me.

Hard Case: Sounds like chronic cough. Have your doctors review your medication. Top reason for chronic cough is post nasal drip/asthma/gerd/medications. That's with a normal cxr. If all ruled out see a specialist may need a bronchoscopy but yield is very low. ...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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Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?

Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?

Possibly...: Your symptoms may be indicative of bronchitis, either bacterial, viral or even allergic etiology. In order to be sure, you should see your doctor. If you have a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. For viral or allergic etiologies, therapy depends on the precise signs and symptoms present! ...Read more

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I had throat constriction, coughing and stuffy nose with sore tonsils. Everything is gone but now I have an itch in my throat and cant stop coughing?

I had throat constriction, coughing and stuffy nose with sore tonsils. Everything is gone but now I have an itch in my throat and cant stop coughing?

UpperRespiratoryInfx: Symptoms of upper respiratory infection aka common cold can last several weeks. Recent study concluded that average cough lasts 18d. In other words, as long as you're getting better, you're getting better, right? However, you should see your Family Doc if symptoms persist or get worse. ...Read more

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Hey, my question is, my throat is dry most of the times an itches grom de he inside, the cough is sometimes non stop, I've been like this for 2 weeks?

Hey, my question is, my throat is dry most of the times an itches grom de he inside, the cough is sometimes non stop, I've been like this for 2 weeks?

6 weeks: The cough associated with bronchitis can last for up to 6 weeks. You don't need antibiotics unless you are feverish or short of breath (and other symptoms, then you should see your doctor). You would just need medication to treat the cough, lik eover the counter cough allergy & cold meds. ...Read more

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Had cough for five weeks that comes in fits. Starts with terrible itch in throat. Will almost cause vomiting. Tried allergy meds.?

Had cough for five weeks that comes in fits. Starts with terrible itch in throat. Will almost cause vomiting. Tried allergy meds.?

Possible LPR: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lpr. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, ; cough. Has your doctor assessed your response to an acid blocker medicine? ...Read more

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What is the treatment for itching throat?

What is the treatment for itching throat?

Honey/lemon: Warm water mixed with a bit of lemon juice and honey works in many cases. When it doesn't, viscous xylocaine (lidocaine) syrup, diluted and gargled, is effective (prescription needed). ...Read more

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I have a itching nose and an itching throat. So what is that allerigies?

I have a itching nose and an itching throat. So what is that allerigies?

Correct: An itchy nose and throat may very well be the result of inhalant allergies. Best advice is to consult an allergist. Another possible cause is dryness of the lining of both the nose and throat lining. Consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Fastest ways to get rid of itching throat?

Honey/lemon: Warm water mixed with a bit of lemon juice and honey works in many cases. When it doesn't, viscous xylocaine (lidocaine) syrup, diluted and gargled, is effective (prescription needed). ...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

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Does honey help with itching throat?

Does honey help with itching throat?

Sometimes: Warm water mixed with a bit of lemon juice and honey works in many cases. When it doesn't, viscous xylocaine (lidocaine) syrup, diluted and gargled, is effective (prescription needed). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for itching throat with muscus that drain down to the throat?

What is the treatment for itching throat with muscus that drain down to the throat?

Post-nasal drip?: This may well be material draining out of the sinuses, irritating the back of the throat. You might try nasal irrigation with saline, or use of a netti-pot for sinus irrigation. You can get this from your friendly pharmacist otc. Worth a try. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itching throat my throat is extremely itchy and feels like there is something in it. It has caused me not to be able to sleep what can I do to help this problem? Nothing else is wrong with me

Itching throat my throat is extremely itchy and feels like there is something in it. It has caused me not to be able to sleep what can I do to help this problem? Nothing else is wrong with me

You: You are likely dealing with allergies and/or post nasal drip. However that fact that you feel like there is something on your throat warrants a medical visit. In the meantime take a daily claritin, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a itching nose and an itching throat. How do I know if it is a cold or allerigies?

I have a itching nose and an itching throat. How do I know if it is a cold or allerigies?

Give it some time: A cold usually involves symptoms of fever, chills, possibly muscle aches, and possibly foul drainage and sore throat.
Allergies typically present with itching of eyes throat and palate, watery eyes, mucous or watery nasal drainage.
Both colds and allergies have nasal congestion, fatigue, and sneezing as symptoms.
Antihistamines and decongestant along with nasal saline are fine to use for both. ...Read more

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Would Steven Johnson syndrome begin as allergy itching throat, face body etc. For 4 days before rash appeared? Thank you

Would Steven Johnson syndrome begin as allergy itching throat, face body etc. For 4 days before rash appeared? Thank you

No: As stated earlier, Steven Johnson is a rare disorder. Rare diagnoses are rarely correct.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Itching throat and deep in ear on right side. Driving me nuts. Sneezing some and facial pain occasionally. Clairitin not helping. Could this b allergi?

Itching throat and deep in ear on right side. Driving me nuts. Sneezing some and facial pain occasionally. Clairitin not helping. Could this b allergi?

See your PCP: Itching ear and throat that is sudden, severe or unusual should be evaluated by your health care provider. See your PCP for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Chronic cough in a 65 year-old semi-retired computer software engineer living in Las Vegas. How to resolve the cough and prevent recurrences.....?

Chronic cough in a 65 year-old semi-retired computer software engineer living in Las Vegas. How to resolve the cough and prevent recurrences.....?

Chronic Cough: 65 year old East Asian American gentleman presents with persistent cough lasting about 2 weeks but now has persisted >8 weeks at night. No complaint of fever, night sweats, hemoptysis. Cough relieved by sitting up.
Assessment and plan.
Chronic cough that does not go away can be a sign of tuberculosis or pertussis. You need to have a TB test ...Read more

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When I cough my throat itches what can it be?

When I cough my throat itches what can it be?

Irritation: Throat itching from an acute episode of a URI is very typical either from pharyngitis or irritant to the upper resp tract pathways. If your condition last more than 1 month, then consider seeking medical help. ...Read more

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An 24 yrs old and my throat is really hittin me everything I swallow and itches that it makes me cough if there anything I can take or do?

An 24 yrs old and my throat is really hittin me everything I swallow and itches that it makes me cough if there anything I can take or do?

Make sure not Strep: A painful throat could be due to the common cold virus or due to strep. Get a strep test to be sure. Otherwise: drink plenty of water, cold eeze works well to decrease time of illness (no financial interest :) plenty of rest, vit d (safe sun exposure). ...Read more

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My nostrils are burning and itching... My throats sometimes itches, have a slight cough. Left ear is bothering me at times also.

My nostrils are burning and itching... My throats sometimes itches, have a slight cough. Left ear is bothering me at times also.

Itchy throat: You MAY have a food sensitivity or infection. Please see your doc. One good food sensitivity lab test is from Great Plains Lab in Kansas. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My throat itches all the time for about a year it's not in my lungs just my throat the itching make me cough and gag. Gives me headaches from coughing?

My throat itches all the time for about a year it's not in my lungs just my throat the itching make me cough and gag. Gives me headaches from coughing?

Itchy throat: You may have an allergic condition and your itch throat may be due a post nasal drip caused by your allergy. Try taking an antihistamine like claritin or allegra at bed time for relief ...Read more

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Throat itches/burns, and hurts to swallow, accompanied by a non-productive cough, body aches, fatigue. Temperature is only in the 99's?

Throat itches/burns, and hurts to swallow, accompanied by a non-productive cough, body aches, fatigue. Temperature is only in the 99's?

Probable flu: Symptoms
you describe appear to be viral. Cannot totally rule out a bacterial cause. Common cold usually does not cause extensive aches/pains. You might find that your temperature goes higher at night. The best thing to do is stay away from others to keep them well, gargle with regular Listerine, use Lozenge with benzocaine, take vitamin C and OTC cough medicine. Not improved in 2 days see MD. ...Read more

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Itching in deep throat shortness of breath and cough?

Itching in deep throat shortness of breath and cough?

Cannot accurately: Answer....Please see your physician for further evaluation and potential treatment. ...Read more

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What happens if your throat still hurts and itches with persistent strong coughing even when your done taking your 10 day use of amoxicillin?

What happens if your throat still hurts and itches with persistent strong coughing even when your done taking your 10 day use of amoxicillin?

Consider: Waiting it out and take cough syrup and throat lozenges. Maybe just a virus which antibiotics don't kill. Maybe allergies - try anti allergy medication ...Read more

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I have throat discomfort, it seems to be itching everytime & I suspect it's also inflamed. I have a productive cough. What medicine should I take?

I have throat discomfort, it seems to be itching everytime & I suspect it's also inflamed. I have a productive cough. What medicine should I take?

Nasal saline: The best bet is to do thorough irrigations of your nose with saline solution. There are several devices which work - neilmed makes a terrific sinus rinse bottle that's very effective. Try rinsing twice per day. If symptoms continue you may require nasal steroids or antihistamine by nasal inhaler. These are available by prescription. ...Read more

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My throat has been itching for a week already and I have mucus as well in my throat I have a cough because of the itching. I don't know what's wrong?

My throat has been itching for a week already and I have mucus as well in my throat I have a cough because of the itching. I don't know what's wrong?

Possibilities...: Possible causes of your symptoms include post-nasal drip or perhaps an allergy of some sort. For diagnosis and treatment, see your doctor. If you have shortness of breath with these symptoms, go to the er as this can be life-threatening. ...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. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more