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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Do I have cold or sinus infection? Runny/stuffy nose, itchy scratchy throat, top right teeth seem sore, and my front right tooth has become super sensitive to temperature over night, now I seem to be feeling very cold, a dry cough and very chapped lips

Do I have cold or sinus infection? Runny/stuffy nose, itchy scratchy throat, top right teeth seem sore, and my front right tooth has become super sensitive to temperature over night, now I seem to be feeling very cold, a dry cough and very chapped lips

Maybe both: But usually when sinuses get infected the upper teeth become sore, the infection in the sinus can creat pressure which can push against the root of the teeth hence the sensitivity and soreness. The rest of your question i hope an md can answer! hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Ive had an itchy, scratchy throat for a couple days. This morning i noticed little bumps on the dangly thing inmy throat. Could this be strep or somet?

Ive had an itchy, scratchy throat for a couple days. This morning i noticed little bumps on the dangly thing inmy throat. Could this be strep or somet?

Doctor can evaluate: Throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the throat symptoms are bothersome, recurrent, or don't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). ...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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What is the most recommended remedy for itchy eyes and scratchy throat?

What is the most recommended remedy for itchy eyes and scratchy throat?

Antihistamine : You sound like you are having symptoms realted to environmental allergies. Itchy eyes (with redness, tearing, and irritation) along with a runny nose, sneezing and a scratchy throat are hallmarks of allergies. I would recommend an over the counter antihistamine like Claritin and a drop called zaditor (ketotifen). Cool compresses can also help with the eye itch. ...Read more

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My husband ate cherries and has an itchy scratchy throat for last hr but no other problems like breathing. He just took Zyrtec (cetirizine) as usual. Other meds?

My husband ate cherries and has an itchy scratchy throat for last hr but no other problems like breathing. He just took Zyrtec (cetirizine) as usual.  Other meds?

Oral fruit-pollen: This is likely due to sensitization to a plant pollen and is called oral allergy syndrome or fruit-pollen allergy. It is not usually associated with throat closure. Avoidance is the best but he must eat it, taking an antihistamine ahead of time may be helpful. No fruit is worth the discomfort of itching. ...Read more

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Itchy throat..Making me cough?

Could be: Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed . ** or add 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve itchinessor a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are also helpful. ...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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Itching Throat (Definition)

Itching throat is a clinical finding in which a person's throat feels irritated in a non-painful way, as if it ...Read more