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Doctor insights on: Itchy Throat During Pregnancy

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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5 weeks after giving birth. Have itchy neck, chest and arms. Had hypothyrodism during pregnancy and still taking thyroid medication. Could it be that?

5 weeks after giving birth. Have itchy neck, chest and arms. Had hypothyrodism during pregnancy and still taking thyroid medication. Could it be that?

Itchy chest: It could be a new cream that you may be using or a new detergent that you are using that is on the baby's clothes that you get exposed to when holding the child. Did you change your soap or any new cosmetics? These are just the few things I think about. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Does popsicles help in itchy throat??

Does popsicles help in itchy throat??

Give it a try: Popsicles are not a medication. These will not do any harm, so give it a try to see if it helps.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What foods to eat to treat itchy throat?

What foods to eat to treat itchy throat?

Itchy throat: Your symptoms are likely due to allergies which may be food related. It's not about what foods to eat but what foods to avoid thAt may be causing the irritation. Keep a diary of your diet to identify the likely offenders and then exclude them from your diet. ...Read more

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What can I take to sooth my itchy throat?

What can I take to sooth my itchy throat?

OTC sprays, lozenges: Over-the-counter sprays such as chloroseptic and vics are safe and contain a topical numbing solution which will help relieve discomfort. Gargling with salt-water can also help, especially if it feels like there is a lot of mucus in your throat. Otc lozenges with menthol, eucalyptus, peppermint, spearmint and/or honey may also provide relief. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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Dry itchy throat, what should I take for that?

Dry itchy throat, what should I take for that?

Lozenges: There are plenty of throat lozenges and cough drops that can help. Other people like salt water gargles or tea with honey. If it's caused by allergies, an antihistamine can be useful. ...Read more

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My wife has a itchy throat and saying it hurts?

My wife has a itchy throat and saying it hurts?

Sore throat causes: Itching and soreness of your throat could be due to allergies and post nasal drainage. It could also be due to a viral or early bacterial infection. If there is no fever yet, you may want to try an otc antihistamine such as zyrtec first. If it does not help and you develop a fever, you should visit your doctor to further evaluate your throat. ...Read more

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I have an itchy throat and nothing is helping, please help?

Itchy throat: Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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How to treat a dry, itchy throat?

How to treat a dry, itchy throat?

Try: Honey in lemon juice or sucking on honey lozenges. Even gargling with warm salt water (just enough salt to taste salty) might help. You might have post nasal drip and need a nose spray like Nasonex (mometasone) that just came over the counter if the throat remedies don't work. ...Read more

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What can I drink to soothe an itchy throat?

Hot liquids.: Many things are used commonly. Hot salt water gargles, hot tea with honey. Otc preps like chloraseptic (a numbing medication) or guaifanesin (an expectorant) plus or minus dm (a cough suppressant). ...Read more

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Itchy throat is a sign of tb?

Highly unlikely: There is almost no connection what so ever. Check with your doc about your concerns and discuss a cxr.

Itchy throat affects millions and they do not have tb. Relax. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy throat and ears?

What can cause an itchy throat and ears?

Allergies: Allergies or early signs of a cold are the most likely explanations. ...Read more

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How to prevent itchy throat while I am asleep?

Itchy throat: An itchy throat in your sleep can be secondary to post nasal drip or acid reflux. You need to see your doctor to determine which it is and treat it accordingly. ...Read more

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Itchy throat and back hurt when I take deep breath?

Itchy throat and back hurt when I take deep breath?

Allergies?: Do you also have trouble breathing? How about nasal congestion? You can have an itchy throat from nasal allergies, but also from a throat infection and the back pain can be from reactive airways from a cold or asthma. Too many possibilities, you really should get checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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What could I take for an itchy throat while breastfeeding?

What could I take for an itchy throat while breastfeeding?

What's the cause?: An equally important question is what is the cause for your itchy throat? If allergies, perhaps environmental prevention may prove useful--and not medication. If sinus infection, then an antibiotic may be required. As always, your pediatrician or ob-gyn is your best source to advise you for safe and effective treatment while breastfeeding. In the meantime, suck on a popsicle for temporary relief! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a persistent itchy throat and cough?

How do you get rid of a persistent itchy throat and cough?

Identify trigger: Coughing may be related to itching of the throat. While an antihistamine may decrease the itching, the best long term approach would be to see an allergist to perform testing to identify the trigger. ...Read more

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Why does just regular coca-cola help my itchy throat due to allergies?

Post-nasal drip?: Good morning,
that is an interesting question which I have not been asked in the forty years of practice. I can only postulate that effect of cold liquid washing down the post-nasal drip, thus relieving the irritation in the back of the throat. I would like to know if you find relief of sneezing after drinking coca-cola. In that case, it may have effect on the allergy itself. Good discussion. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do to get rid of an itchy throat due to smoking?

Please tell me what to do to get rid of an itchy throat due to smoking?

Outside of stopping: Smoking, you mean? The answer to that is not much. Cough drops etc will have some soothing effect for a while, but the only thing that will help it truly is giving up putting poisonous smoke into your body, which not only makes it itchy, but causes emphysema, bronchitis, heart attack, stroke, cancer and many many other equally unpleasant things. Your body is giving you a message, listen to it. ...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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Itchy throat, chest congestion every night for 1 week, what medicine should I take?

Itchy throat, chest congestion every night for 1 week, what medicine should I take?

Post nasal drip: OTC antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec may be beneficial along with warm water gargling to remove accumulated mucous, If not relieved with 1 week- seek a medical exam. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my sore/itchy throat is not getting better., what do you suggest?

Doctor visit: This could be caused by allergies, reflux, infection or a mass. Only a health care provider can help sort this out. ...Read more

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I'm 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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Itchy throat on and off for 3 weeks, makes me want to cough (non productive). Relief from ventolin. But comes back.?

Itchy throat on and off for 3 weeks, makes me want to cough (non productive). Relief from ventolin. But comes back.?

Possible asthma: If you are using ventolin I assume you are asthmatic your itchy throat could be a postnasal drip and if so a decongestant would help as v works the cough could be from constriction are you tight or sob any situations that affects your asthma if decongestant doesn't help I would suggest md. ...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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My son started coughing and has an itchy throat. What can I give him to alleviate the discomfort until we see an allergist?

My son started coughing and has an itchy throat. What can I give him to alleviate the discomfort until we see an allergist?

Sounds like: Allergy. You can certainly use Claritin (loratadine) (5 mg per 5 ml) syrup otc and follow instructions since you did not mention your son's age. Usually 6 months and up to six years old. Half teaspoon should do once at night. 6-12 years old one teaspoon once at night. ...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


Itching Throat (Definition)

Uncomfortable sensation in pharynx. ...Read more