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Persistent Dry Cough Tickle In Throat
Persistent dry cough. Tickle in throat/chest. 26 year old male non smoker. What are chances of lung cancer?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
I can't stop coughing have also runny nose and I'm stopped up of morning now have tickle in throat won't stop dry cough?
Antihistamine: Try OTC Antihistamine like Loratadine etc and keep an eye on the color of secretions if these turn to dark yellow or green you will need Antibiotics. Also try Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM for further symptomatic relief especially if difficulty with bringing up the sputum or significant cough. ...Read more
Post nasal drip: It could be several things. The most common are allergies and reflux. Both cause post-nasal drainage, which could lead to dry non-productive cough. That tickle often causes frequent throat clearing. Get checked by an ENT specialist who is best equipped to help with this problem. ...Read more
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
Tickle/itchy throat causing slight dry cough several times a day. No cough at night on and off for 2 weeks. Worse when I think about it. Help!
I have had a tickle in my throat for about a week I have a dry cough with no mucus and it feels like something is in my throat down low near my collar?
Sore throat: Likely the "cold" and scratchy throat resulted in a little irritation to the upper airway - the trachea. That, combined, with some lymph. Ode swelling secondary to the "cold, " (check the area under your jaw line) can result in the feeling of a "lump" in the throat. If it doesn't clear soon, consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Can amoxicillin cause you to have a cough? I keep having this tickle in my throat and it's never happened before and it's a dry cough
Call the doctor: If you're having a cough on a new medicine-I would be concerned for allergy. You should try to look in the back of your throat-if it looks swollen at all, you need emergency medical treatment. I would call the doctor in fact if you have doubts. Sometimes allergy can take the form of throat or voicebox swelling which might present initially as a cough. Hopefully it's just nothing but need more info ...Read more
I have a terrible dry cough that is making it very hard to sleep, I would have to describe it like a tickle in my throat. Been hardly sleeping for 1w?
I have developed a chronic dry cough, resulting from a tickle in my throat. I am stopping the 20mg accupril (quinapril). How long until I see an improvement in t?
Been having right shoulder and neck pain along with a tickle deep in my throat causing a dry cough. Bending over I can feel a pulse in my neck & head?
Uncertain could be: Uncertain where it comes from. Consider neck evaluation to see if there is nerve compression. The throat irritation could be vagus nerve compression. The pulse could be from the neck to the inner ear. You will need an evaluation, history and physical, studies of the neck and the brain depending on what your evaluation shows. There may be a simple solution but will depend on you data. ...Read more
How long should I wait to go to the doctor with a persistent dry cough, sore throat, and low grade fever? It's been about a week.
I think this depends on what type of doctor. From your symptoms the odds are very high that this is a viral infection. Research studies show that antibiotics are likely to do more harm than good. However, herbs, homeopathic medicines and acupuncture may help so if your Dr. Offers these it would help to go. I advise trying Umcka, available at health food stores. See
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Low HIV exposure 1m ago. Symptoms chronologically : persistent mild to high fever (10d)->swollen lymph gland->strep throat->dry cough. Can this be HIV?
Acute HIV: Your symptoms are nonspecific and could simply suggest a viral syndrome. However, these are also symptoms of acute HIV seroconversion, and if you had a risk exposure (not sure what you mean by "low") then you should definitely get tested. ...Read more
I am a 72 year old male with a cold. I have a runny nose, very sore throat and a dry cough (tickle in my throat).What OTC med can I take?
Cold Medications: This is not as simple as it may seem. Your best resource would be your local pharmacist. Most OTC cold medications are ok, but some can interact with medications some people are on. Best to inquire with the local pharmacist who knows what medications you are on. He/She will be able to guide you to the right OTC medications! ...Read more
Hello. I've been sick 4 days. Fever (99-100). Dry cough, persistent. Blood tinged/yellow sputum. Sore/raw throat. Difficulty breathing. Thirsty. Low a
Hacking Cough: Persistent dry, hacking cough assoc. With low grade fever is usually due to viral infection of the upper airway. Assoc. difficulty breathing, bloody purulent sputum & inflamed throat are symptoms that suggest the need for a proper evaluation to screen for a reactive airway dse or pneumonia. In the interim humidifier & NSAIDs may provide symptom relief if no improvement consult any MD in Network ...Read more
Felt bump under my ear and under my jaw. Had ultrasound- bump was a lymph node. Tickle in throat sore-not when swallow, dry cough over 3 weeks, Cancer?
Not the forum.: Use HealthTap Prime to relay your concerns. Prior to that, obtain the ultrasound report as well as the pictures, which you can upload during the HealthTap Prime encounter. In this forum, we're limited to 400 characters so it's very hard to advise you correctly or even give a diagnosis. In general, cancer causes symptoms like weight loss, fatigue, &c, & runs in families. Need thorough discussion. ...Read more
Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?
Respiratory distress: If you are truly having trouble breathing you should go ASAP and be seen and evaluated by a doctor. There is no way in which this can be diagnosed over the net. ...Read more
I have had a dry cough and weird sensation in right side of throat. What are the best ways to treat this?
See ENT: You need to see an ENT doctor if your family doctor can't figure out the cause if this has been present for more than 2 weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more
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Itching in the roof of your mouth is a sign of some type of allergy, maybe to something you use right before bed or when you wake up.
Toothpaste or mouth wash?
You might try some otc Claritin (loratadine) to see if this helps. If not then see you pcp and see of you need an allergy test of the allergist consult.
Good luck. ...Read more
Viral: Take OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. Drink lot if tea. Use a humidifier at night. Drink lot of water which is not cold. Avoid all fruits, juice soda and junk food. If overweight lose it. If you have acid reflux eat light meals and eat dinner early. There is a nasty virus all over US, not sure where u live. If not better in few days, see a doc ...Read more
Can have both: You don't usually attribute the cough to the sore throat per se but they can have the same underlying cause. A dry non productive of mucus cough is frequently secondary to a post-nasal drip. It can frequently be dealt with by using a medicine called benzonatate and does not need antibiotics. ...Read more
LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux is the most likely cause for these symptoms. If acids escape the esophagus and reach the sensitive tissues near the opening ot the trachea, swelling can result. Cough, hoarseness, shortness of breath (often misdiagnosed as asthma) can occur. Many times reflux is not noted (no heartburn) often referred to as "silent reflux". Lpr can also trigger true asthma. ...Read more
Hello, I have a cough for a few weeks now. It's a dry cough with little flem in throat. I tried cough medications. What to do?
Cough: Cough is usually caused by an infection and starts acutely. Cough usually lasts a <3 weeks. Studies show chronic cough is caused by postinfectious bronchial inflammation, post nasal drip (PND), GERD or asthma around 65-90% of the time. PND most common dx. Tuberculosis can be a concern. If you tried antihistamine and decongestant to treat PND and lasts >2 more weeks see your doctor. ...Read more
My friend has had a dry cough in her throat for 2 months, wondering what it could be? She won't see a doctor
Possibilities: Are several. Some include: allergies and/or asthma.It is also common to have a lingering cough after a cold for several weeks, even up to 2 months. If she has a fever or is losing weight, she really should see a doctor soon. Otherwise, wait another month and it quite possibly could go away. If it doesn't, she should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more