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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
? 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
Well I just got over a sinus infection or a cold that lasted 24 hours. Now all thats left is a little bit of post nasal drip, small cough, and a dry throat. How do i 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
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
I caught a cold about a week ago and now i just can't get rid of this annoying cough. My throat is also quite sore. Any advice?
Give it time: It should resolve with time. If you are concerned, see a doctor. ...Read more
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
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?
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