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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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Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. Why?

Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. Why?

It could be many: Things . To mention few , postnasal drip , upper respiratory infection . If the symptom gets worse and become persistent , see your doc. If it is easing up and getting better , probably it is nothing and self limited ...Read more

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Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. What is going on?

Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. What is going on?

Allergies: Most likely nasal allergy followed by mouth breathing followed by a cough possibly productive of mucoid material. Try allergy meds and a vaporizer at night. ...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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I've been experiencing a very persistent, cough for 5 weeks now. I have a very painful and irritated throat too. It is hard to remain asleep or focus.

I've been experiencing a very persistent, cough for 5 weeks now. I have a very painful and irritated throat too. It is hard to remain asleep or focus.

See your doctor.: If you have not already, you should see your doctor for an examination and possible testing, i.e. chest Xray and strep test. If those are normal, you may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Had a persistent cough fever and snuffles now sore throat ?

Had a persistent cough fever and snuffles now sore throat
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Viral syndrome: It sounds like you may have picked up a viral syndrome. The best thing to do is to remain hydrated, use Ibuprofen at the appropriate dose and get plenty of rest. ...Read more

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Sore throat, drainage from nose, persistent cough?

Sore throat, drainage from nose, persistent cough?

Perhaps allergies?: If you have had this issue that is linked to a particular season or exposure to a location, like a friend's place where there is a cat, you could be suffering from allergies. Smoking can also cause similar symptoms. A physical exam would be very helpful in determining the problem. You could try using over the counter antihistamines like loratidine to see if that lessens your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a persistent cough but my throat doesn't hurt. The last two nights i've also woke up with chest pains and hard to breath. What's wrong?

I have a persistent cough but my throat doesn't hurt. The last two nights i've also woke up with chest pains and hard to breath. What's wrong?

Cough is chest pain: Chest pains in your age group is unlikely related to the heart. If you have had a productive cough and having chest pains this is likely an infectious process such as pneumonia and your will need a chest x-ray performed and antibiotics. If you have had a chronic cough for weeks associated with sob this could be asthma a pulmonary function test can diagnose. Consult with primary doctor for work up. ...Read more

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I have persistent cough in my throat and sometimes feel breathlessness. its been from 2 yrs. is it a cancer or some other minor disease???

I have persistent cough in my throat and sometimes feel breathlessness. its been from 2 yrs. is it a cancer or some other minor disease???

Depends..: If you are not a smoker and of older age.....cancer will be down the list for consideration. Environmental factors or intrinsic asthma......more often the cause. See doctor...get a blood count and CXR. ...Read more

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