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Persistent Cough Tickle In Throat
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
Persistent cough 3 month plus can't stop clearing throat i sing and do impressions breathing tickles throat near larynxe what's the cause?
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
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.
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
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
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???
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