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How is dry cough? I have an itchy feeling in my breathing pipe near my lungs and it forced me to cough 5 or 6 times a day, should I worry?

How is dry cough? I have an itchy feeling in my breathing pipe near my lungs and it forced me to cough 5 or 6 times a day, should I worry?

Maybe: Cough is a reflex mechanism that aids your immune system to get rid of any possible "pathogens" that can affect your immune system.. Most coughing stops after 7-14 days. If it persists you need to get evaluated. If you are very worried then make an appointment sooner. Good luck. Most common causes include asthma, reflux, allergies, postnasal drip and medications. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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38yr old b/f. Itchy all over at night, night sweats, persistent dry cough no help with inhalers had lung biopsy diagnosis with asthma lotio no help with itchy?

38yr old b/f. Itchy all over at night, night sweats, persistent dry cough no help with inhalers had lung biopsy diagnosis with asthma lotio no help with itchy?

Additional allergies: The itching suggests that there might be a complicating component. I would advise that they check a serum tryptase and a serum alpha-galactose level. This may help sort if you are having a systemic reaction from mast cell release or a rare meat allergy that reacts 6-10 hours after eating meat. ...Read more

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My throat is itchy and I have a bad dry cough with sore tight chest?

My throat is itchy and I have a bad dry cough with sore tight chest?

Dry cough: Given that you have provided us with no information about yourself, not even your age, let alone any medical history or medications, you may have environmental allergies, gastric reflux or pharyngobronchial infection. You may try OTC antihistamine and PPI to see if you have relief as well as keep well hydrated. If no improvement after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Notice when I pinch my trachea I get a sensation of itchiness & I dry cough. Yr rnd. This suggests pinch is aggravating an irritation already there.

Notice when I pinch my trachea I get a sensation of itchiness & I dry cough.  Yr rnd. This suggests pinch is aggravating an irritation already there.

Sounds normal: The tracheal area of the front of the neck is very sensitive, which makes sense since there are a lot of important structures around there. Pressing on that area is supposed to trigger an unpleasant sensation and a cough. I don't think there is anything wrong. ...Read more

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I always experienced itchy trought and have dry cough. What is the best medicine for this?

I always experienced itchy trought and have dry cough. What is the best medicine for this?

Dry cough: If it has been for more than one month then it needs evaluation to see the cause of it.
There are multiple factors for dry cough. ...Read more

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Itchy rash just now developing on 11yr old child after 7 days with 100 to 103 degree temps also has dry cough?

Itchy rash just now developing on 11yr old child after 7 days with 100 to 103 degree temps also has dry cough?

Chicken pox?: Measles? Since he has had fevers to 103, i suggest you visit his pediatrician to find out. Any higher fevers could be bad. I assume he is up to date on all vaccines. ...Read more

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I have dry cough and itchy throat. What should I do?

I have dry cough and itchy throat. What should I do?

Allergies: Itching in the roof of your mouth is a sign of some type of allergy, maybe to something you use right before bed or when you wake up.
Toothpaste or mouth wash?
You might try some otc Claritin (loratadine) to see if this helps. If not then see you pcp and see of you need an allergy test of the allergist consult.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I just am getting over a 3 week flu and still have this itchy dry cough. Is this normal?

I just am getting over a 3 week flu and still have this itchy dry cough. Is this normal?

Yes: For some people the cough may last over a month. If the problem fails to improve or subside after 2 months, a lung function test or chest x-ray may be in order. ...Read more

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Chronic intermittent dry cough with (and perhaps due to) itchiness of trachea. Whose area is this - ENT or respirology/pulmonology?

Chronic intermittent dry cough with (and perhaps due to) itchiness of trachea.  Whose area is this - ENT or respirology/pulmonology?

Both: I would first start with your primary care doctor. The cough could be a blood pressure pill, asthma, allergies, Whooping Cough, tracheal problems, etc. An ENT can scope your trachea whereas a pulmonologist can do this and look further down the trachea to the bronchial tree as well as perform pulmonary function studies. A chest X-Ray and even a Cat Scan can be ordered by any physician. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cold and allergies. I'm having some symptoms of runny and stuffy nose, also itchiness and very little dry cough. ?

What is the difference between a cold and allergies. I'm having some symptoms of runny and stuffy nose, also itchiness and very little dry cough. ?

See Allergist: A cold is caused by a virus and is transient. Allergic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products, weather changes). See an allergist for further workup and skin testing ...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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Im 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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What is causing my months long dry cough with no real symptoms other than itchiness/irritation in the back of my throat?

What is causing my months long dry cough with no real symptoms other than itchiness/irritation in the back of my throat?

Allergies/LPR: Allergies cause the typical nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and watery eye symptoms. They can cause irritation or itchiness in the throat, as well as, a dry tickle cough. Laryngopharygeal reflux is often associated with a dry cough. You should get evaluated by ENT doctor who does allergy testing and also get a detailed head and neck exam to check your throat for other potential problems. ...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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Itchy throat and dry cough for a month. On omeprazole 20mg for a week not sure if helping. I feel generally fine what's wrong with me?

Itchy throat and dry cough for a month. On omeprazole 20mg for a week not sure if helping. I feel generally fine what's wrong with me?

Throat irritation: The description of your symptoms is suggestive of environmental allergies. This would not be improved with Omeprazole. You may consider taking OTC anti-histamine such as Zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) for a couple of weeks and evaluate your symptoms for improvement. If no progress, see your doctor for a more thorough work up. ...Read more

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At night when I lay down I start getting a itchy throat and a dry cough why is that it's just nights is this a bad thing should I see a doctor ?

At night when I lay down I start getting a itchy throat and a dry cough why is that  it's just nights is this a bad thing should I see a doctor ?

Not a bad thing: but need to see your doctor, airway inflammation, reflux, sinusitis, rhinitis, all those could be the cause for your symptoms, your doctor would be able to decide on management, good luck ...Read more

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What could be diagnosis for having non-itchy rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s

Have it evaluated: It is impossible to say without being able to do a physical exam and know the results of x rays and lab studies. The cough needs evaluation in a smoker because of the high risk of major lung issues. See a doctor soon. ...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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My 5 month old baby has a cough. Its not constant. He’s not sick/no runny nose/itchy eyes, nothing. Its a dry cough but not wheezy. He only coughs now & then, but I’ve noticed it more. Should I worry?

My 5 month old baby has a cough. 
Its not constant. He’s not sick/no runny nose/itchy eyes, nothing. 
Its a dry cough but not wheezy. 
He only coughs now & then, but I’ve noticed it more. 
Should I worry?

Mgt.: The cough may be related to a number of conditions. If the cough is persistent for more than 3 weeks, I would recommend follow up. A virtual appointment and uploaded respiratory sounds, may be helpful to you and your PCP.
If there is a problem with feeding, choking or sputtering, please review feeding and swallowing with observation at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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I hate spring, :( as per usual I'm having a dry cough, itchy throat & eyes and a runny nose. But I am breastfeeding. What can I take?

I hate spring, :( as per usual I'm having a dry cough, itchy throat & eyes and a runny nose. But I am breastfeeding. What can I take?

Nasal steroid: Avoid antihistamines and decongestants as both can impair breast milk production and flow. Consider taking nasal steroids such as flonase and cromolyn sodium such as nasalcrom. Both are available over the counter. More about allergy remedies and breastfeeding:
http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/meds/cold-remedy/ ...Read more

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I open my bowel every day and I have itchy throat and dry cough for a month now. Are they related? On omeprazole 20mg. No heart burn query reflux.

I open my bowel every day and I have itchy throat and dry cough for a month now. Are they related? On omeprazole 20mg. No heart burn query reflux.

Maybe: Omeprazole can cause diarrhea. Dry cough and itching throat sound allergic. One can be allergic to anything, including omeprazole. Are you on an ACE-inhibitor (usually used for BP)? because those are typical symptoms they cause. Heart burn is the symptom reflux causes and you don't have it - because omeprazole is very good treatment for it! ...Read more

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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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Dry Cough (Definition)

Dry cough is a non-productive cough in which sputum/ ...Read more