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I have a persistent cough because of an itchy throat. Why?

I have a persistent cough because of an itchy throat. Why?

Allergy: Persistent cough with itching is usually due congestion of the back of throat. Allergic reaction to inhaled allergen is the usual cause. Weather change and irritants such as tobacco smoke can also cause the same symptoms. Over the counter antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) and decongestants such as sudafed could be useful. ...Read more

Dr. Aida Soriano
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Persistent Cough (Definition)

Persistent cough is a symptom in which a person's cough doesn't seem to go away for very long. Persistent cough can mean that coughing occurs every few minutes to every few hours. Causes of persistent coughs include allergies, infections, smoking, cancers, ...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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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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Persistent cough, no pain, red throat, kinda itchy. Japan dry air?

Persistent cough, no pain, red throat, kinda itchy. Japan dry air?

Allergies: You are describing what sounds like allergies with post-nasal drip. You could try a non-drowsy antihistamine such as fexofenadine or loratadine, and/or a cortisone nasal spray such as fluticasone or triamcinolone. These will reduce your itchiness, and reduce your cough if cause by PND. See your doctor to make sure you don't have asthma. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for itchy throat & nagging cough?

What is the best home remedy for itchy throat & nagging cough?

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

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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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Im 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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What is a good over-the-counter medication to take for an itchy throat? I have a minor cough, particularly when I am in bed. I drink lots of fluids.

What is a good over-the-counter medication to take for an itchy throat? I have a minor cough, particularly when I am in bed. I drink lots of fluids.

Try antihistamine: Try otc antihistamine. More importantly, find out what may be triggering the itching and the cough. If the cough has been present for weeks or months, you may even have asthma. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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


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