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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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How do you get ride of an itchy throat if you have alergys that caused it and medicine doesn't work?

How do you get ride of an itchy throat  if you have alergys that caused it and medicine doesn't work?

Itchy throat: An itchy throat does not necessarily arise only from allergies, it may arise from post nasal drip, acid reflux (into the throat) or from other irritants and less common causes. The best policy is to be examined by an ear nose and throat doctor to determine whether there is reason to further treat for allergies or consider other causes to tailor a more effective treatment. ...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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Itchy throat and cough keeping me 'and' everyone else up at night- tips to get rid of or soothe? Medicine and throat lozenges do nothing for it.

Itchy throat and cough keeping me 'and' everyone else up at night- tips to get rid of or soothe? Medicine and throat lozenges do nothing for it.

Post nasal drip: You may have. Post nasal drip that is causing your cough and itchy throat. Use salt water nose drops several times a day. Go to sleep with a vaporizer and sleep on several pillows. Use vaporub on chest before you go to sleep. ...Read more

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Minor cough itchy throat started last week after i took expectorant/cough suppressant combination medicine to loosen mucus. Did the medicine cause it?

Minor cough itchy throat started last week after i took expectorant/cough suppressant combination medicine to loosen mucus. Did the medicine cause it?

Doubt it.: You took the med because you began to have symptoms and thus the worsening is a progression of whatever started your coughing in the first place. If the duration is over 2 weeks or the problem is worsening, see your family doc. ...Read more

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Itchy throat every night then asthma attacks, what medicine should i take? Should i take antihistamine? A cough medicine?

Itchy throat every night then asthma attacks, what medicine should i take? Should i take antihistamine? A cough medicine?

Medical evaluation: This certainly sounds like alleriy induced asthma- I would not advise self mediciation since you should get allergy testing and pulmonry function testing: most OTC mediciations will NOT help in these circumstances. Call for a medical appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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Today I've had allergy symptoms (itchy throat, sneezing, stuffed nose). I took allergy medicine and now my nose is running while stuffed. What do I do?

Today I've had allergy symptoms (itchy throat, sneezing, stuffed nose). I took allergy medicine and now my nose is running while stuffed. What do I do?

Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays. Avoidance of triggers is important as well and allergy shots are also an option. Ipratroprium bromide sprays can be helpful for running, can add OTC Afrin (oxymetazoline) to regimen for a few days if severe. See Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Bad cough itchy throat chest congestion nasal congestion what over-the-counter medicine is best to take?

Bad cough itchy throat chest congestion nasal congestion what over-the-counter medicine is best to take?

OTC meds: Medications like Guaifenesin which could be found in Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) can be helpful. Also for nasal stuffiness you could try afrin nasal spray one spray in each nostril twice a day. Please only take for three days as there's a high risk of rebound rhinitis if you take for longer than three days. ...Read more

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Itchy throat, itchy eyes, and runny nose. What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

Itchy throat, itchy eyes, and runny nose. What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

Claritin, (loratadine) allergra..: Good evening, for symptoms of allergy such as itchy throat, itchy eyes and runny nose, over the counter medications such as Claritin (loratadine) 10 milligrams are safe to take. Frequent use once per day may be needed until the end of pollen season. ...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