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Little tickle in my throat. The cold is gone so how do I get rid of the cough?

Little tickle in my throat. The cold is gone so how do I get rid of the cough?

Treatments....: Sometimes there is residual bronchospasm once a cold resolves. This can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers until the bronchospasm and airway inflammation is completely gone. You may also have residual post-nasal drip which can be treated with nasal sprays. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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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Tickling throat that makes me cough happens every night. How do I get rid of this?

Tickling throat that makes me cough happens every night. How do I get rid of this?

? reflux: If this only happens every night when you lay down to go to bed - this sound like it is most likely being caused by gastroesophageal reflux. Would probably be helped most by seeing an ENT doc to look down your throat to see - and if the appearance of your vocal corsds confirms this possibility, then seeing a gastoenterologist for complete work-up and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a tickle in my throat and annoying cough. How to get rid of this?

I have a tickle in my throat and annoying cough. How to get rid of this?

Throat tickle: Throat tickling may be from mucus drainage from the nose or sinuses as it relates to allergies or sinus infection. It may also be related to mild acid reflux without the typical "heart burn." the key to resolution of symptoms is determining the trigger so the right treatment is used. An allergist or ENT can be helpful in sorting this out. ...Read more

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How do you l get rid of the tickle in my throat that makes me cough nonstop until i almost puke? Please help

How do you l get rid of the tickle in my throat that makes me cough nonstop until i almost puke? Please help

Throat tickle: Hello, the stimulation causing your cough should be evaluated by an ENT doctor. An endoscopic examination would be very helpful to determine the cause. I have seen people have an elongated uvula that initiates a gag induced coughing spells. It also could be reflux or post nasal drainage. Good luck. ...Read more

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When i get sick its always broncitis/strep throat. What could i get OTC that will get rid of the mucus and cough, shorten my "cold"?

When i get sick its always broncitis/strep throat. What could i get OTC that will get rid of the mucus and cough, shorten my "cold"?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat and cough along with other cold symptoms for about 3 weeks. What can I do to get rid of it?

I've had a sore throat and cough along with other cold symptoms for about 3 weeks. What can I do to get rid of it?

See a doctor: Since you've had the symptoms for 3 weeks you need to see a doctor to get a diagnosis and see what treatment is needed. At this point there is probably no OTC medication that will help. ...Read more

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Tickle at base of throat near sternum Feels like I need to cough to get rid of it but it still tickles. Am I aspirating? Can drink water fine no cough

Tickle at base of throat near sternum Feels like I need to cough to get rid of it but it still tickles. Am I aspirating? Can drink water fine no cough

Aspiration: Aspiration occurs when a foreign substance gains entrance through the larynx to the trachea and/or lungs. Aspiration typically occurs while eating or drinking. Other swallowing issues or vocal issues that occur with aspiration should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat due to cough, feeling cold, stuffy nose, slight headache, body ache, and fatigue?

How can I get rid of a sore throat due to cough, feeling cold, stuffy nose, slight headache, body ache, and fatigue?

Take care of you.: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...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