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Natural Remedies For Itchy Throat
Find the cause: It all depends how long you have had those symptoms. If it has been more than a few days, that means it is not a cold, but rather maybe post nasal drip from nasal allergies, . Try over the counter antihistamines and saline nasal spray and consult an allergist if things persist. ...Read more
I have an itchy throat between nose and mouth that has been persistent for about a week. Is there an easy remedy?
Might be allergies: You can treat an itchy throat with warm salt water gargles and an over the counter antihistamine like loratadine. If you have allergies the Loratadine should help, and if it's just irritation the salt water will help. Make the salt water weak- not more than 1/2 tsp per cup of warm water. Stay away from airway irritants like smoke and see your doc if the symptoms don't resolve in a few days. ...Read more
Might be an upper: Respiratory infection, cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
I have dry itchy throat near lungs area, and allergies to scents. I don't have any money for treatment or doctors. Over counter medication don't help?
itchy throat is caused by irritation of the nerves of the throat which sends a signal to the brain that something is going on. It could be due to a local infection such as bacterial or viral infection, or due to inflammation from allergies or irritants. Postnasal drip coming out sinuses do have an irritant effect. Treating the cause, and drinking fluids, and using lozenges, can help. ...Read more
Is it ok chew fresh finger for my itchy throat and cough im pregnant and I want natural home remedy?
Food allergy: Itching is a common symptom of allergies. Frequently, throat itching is associated with food allergy called oral allergy syndrome from eating fresh fruits or veggies that cross react with pollen. Environmental allergies can lead to itching throat. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger and find a person relief. ...Read more
Dry itchy throat: Find out why. Is your bedroom low of humidity? Are you allergic to something. Perhaps you have a sick building syndrome at work or home. Perhaps someone could cleans you air ducts or an air filter would help. ...Read more
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
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
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