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Scratchy Throat And Itchy Ears
When I drink dairy products I get diarrhea and bloated and also scratchy throat and itchy ears lactose or allergic?
Allergy/ intolerance: Typical symptoms of lactose intolerance include abdominal pain, bloating, flatus, diarrhea and on some occasions, nausea and vomiting. This is related to deficiency in enzyme lactase to break down lactose. The symptoms of sore throat and itchy ears is an allergy involving immune system. You seem to have mixture of symptoms and physician would need to sort these out. ...Read more
Allergy: Since you have not shared any information with us about yourself, including your age and medical history, its not possible to provide you with a proper or relevant response. Given the limited description of your sx, you may be experiencing environmental allergies and may benefit from OTC antihistamines. ...Read more
I've had persistent itchy ears and throat for 3+ months. This causes me to cough, but little or no phlegm. What could be the cause?
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I have a horrible smell coming from my throat and very itchy ears, throat, and nose. What could this be?
Infection: There could be various sources - viral, bacteria, allergy - and even digestve origins may be there, but you likely have an infection. Drink adequate water, try a Neti pot or other saline nasal flushing and also gargling but you might need to get Rx after an exam. It's good to treat this earlier than later. Best wishes! ...Read more
My son can eat peanut butter sandwiches, but the second he eats nuts, he has itchy ears and itchy throat. Does this count as an allergy?
Different allergens: Peanut and tree nut allergens are different. I would recommend your son be evaluated with specific allergy testing. ...Read more
Excessively itchy ears nose and throat with a dry gagging cough cough triggered by normal breathing?
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
What you described is suggestive of allergy. Depending on the cause of your allergy, it is likely that an effective treatment is available.
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I am a 25 year old female that is yet to be allergic to something. Last two days I have had a red, sore throat and incredibly itchy ears.
Viral: The red sore throat is likely from a viral infection which however does not usually cause itchy ears. Perhaps you have a fungal infection in the external ear canals often from getting water into the ears. If so, you will need to consult your doctor to get you some antifungal ear drops (+/-) cortisone. I don't believe these two conditions are more coincidental than connected however. ...Read more
I've had a dry cold for a few weeks now saw throat itchy ears inside no infection but I keep developing coldsores on my lips what would this be?
Probable allergies: Itchy ears could be caused by wax or eczema. Sometimes there is no obvious reason. Prescribed cortisone drops usually are very effective. Sore throat and congested nose could be caused by viruses, bacterias and allergies. Allergies are very common. Tx try Claritin (loratadine) or allegra, but no decongestant like claritin-d/afrin/allegra-d. Decongestants can elevate blood pressure, cause racing heart/insomnia. ...Read more
I have a very sore throat, chest congestion, cough, and itchy ears. It has been 2 days and it is only getting worse. What could this be?
Congestion: Likely a viral illness. Can take a week to 10 days to run its course. Typically medicate symptoms and stay well hydrated. ...Read more
Itchy throat (a little) ears itching, heart burn and some regurgitation, question is can heartburn cause itchy ears?
I have mucus in my throat, sore throat, itchy ears, headache, and my lungs itch when I cough. No fever. I sleep with 2 fans on. Could it be a cold?
Could be: Why don't you see your regular doc and discuss it with him/her. ...Read more
I gave oral to a male I'm female. 2 days later I developed a sore throat, then itchy ears, headache, and runny stopped up nose with np cough. Std?
Probably not STD: STDs can be transmitted by oral sex, especially fellatio. However, STDs don't cause symptoms like yours. Sounds like you have viral URI, i.e. a cold, not from the oral sex exposure. But you certainly could have caught it just by being that close, and especially if the sexual event included kissing. Ask your partner if he has (or had) a cold. If so, no need to investigate this any further. ...Read more
I have a sore throat, itchy ears and a cough that causes sharp pain. Persistent headache as well. No stuffy or runny nose. Slightly ferverish. Help?
Allergic reaction to dogs or aleve meds? Puffy eyes, watery eyes, itchy ears and throat, nausea, dizzy, lost of appetite, weak,
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I have itchy watery eyes, clear drainage in nose, draining itchy ears, cough, itchy sore throat, any ideas what this could be?
I have hot and itchy ears also neck and body and when I brush my hair I get a sensation I am taking antistamines which do stop it?
I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?
Possible allergy: If you wear earrings and have this rash you may be allergic to the nickel in the earrings. See a dermatologist or your general doctor who can prescribe a cortisone cream and stop wearing the earrings till the rash has gone away. You may want to go have patch testing done at a dermatologist office to see if you are allergic to nickel. There are earrings made of titanium is rare to be allergic to. ...Read more
Itching throat my throat is extremely itchy and feels like there is something in it. It has caused me not to be able to sleep what can I do to help this problem? Nothing else is wrong with me
Antihistamine: You sound like you are having symptoms realted to environmental allergies. Itchy eyes (with redness, tearing, and irritation) along with a runny nose, sneezing and a scratchy throat are hallmarks of allergies. I would recommend an over the counter antihistamine like Claritin and a drop called zaditor (ketotifen). Cool compresses can also help with the eye itch. ...Read more
My husband ate cherries and has an itchy scratchy throat for last hr but no other problems like breathing. He just took Zyrtec (cetirizine) as usual. Other meds?
Oral fruit-pollen: This is likely due to sensitization to a plant pollen and is called oral allergy syndrome or fruit-pollen allergy. It is not usually associated with throat closure. Avoidance is the best but he must eat it, taking an antihistamine ahead of time may be helpful. No fruit is worth the discomfort of itching. ...Read more
I've had an itchy, scratchy throat for a couple days. This morning I noticed little bumps on the dangly thing inmy throat. Could this be strep or somet?
Doctor can evaluate: Throat symptoms can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the throat symptoms are bothersome, recurrent, or don't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). ...Read more
Itchy ear rhinitis: Rhinitis of pregnancy is usually not accompanied by itchy ears. The ear symptoms and throat itching is more likely allergies, especially since it is spring and trees are starting to bloom. Xyzal (levocetirizine) is an antihistamine that is category B per FDA. Follow up with your Ob regarding the itchy ears medications one can take and at home consider a HEPA air purifier. ...Read more
Itchy chin/scratchy throat w pain in throat & chest w a very painful cough w yellow mucus I allergies/asthma could new pup be causing flareups?
Likely allergy: A cold is not associated with itching. ...Read more
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