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My throat is too sensitive, often I get flu and cough. What is the remedy?

My throat is too sensitive, often I get flu and cough. What is the remedy?

Smoke? Stop!: If you smoke, you know the answer. Otherwise lots of things to consider. Allergy?
Sinus disease. Tonsils? Let you doc check. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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Very bad cough for two weeks. No fever. Now 4 weeks later throat still sensitive and get into coughing fits even by looking up or laughing. What's up?

Very bad cough for two weeks. No fever. Now 4 weeks later throat still sensitive and get into coughing fits even by looking up or laughing. What's up?

Chronic cough: You should make an appointment with your doctor to see what the cause of your chroniccough many be. You may have an infection or you may have to be evaluated for asthma. ...Read more

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Wht does it mean whn someone has full body aches cough sore throat stuffiness and light sensitive and very fatigue shaky chills and 103 temp?

Wht does it mean whn someone has full body aches cough sore throat stuffiness and light sensitive and very fatigue shaky chills and 103 temp?

Go to the ER: It looks like he or she has an acute infection. Since there is light sensitivity in your description, a physician needs to take a look at and to rule out meningeal signs, which can be concerning for meningitis and need immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Do I have cold or sinus infection? Runny/stuffy nose, itchy scratchy throat, top right teeth seem sore, and my front right tooth has become super sensitive to temperature over night, now I seem to be feeling very cold, a dry cough and very chapped lips

Do I have cold or sinus infection? Runny/stuffy nose, itchy scratchy throat, top right teeth seem sore, and my front right tooth has become super sensitive to temperature over night, now I seem to be feeling very cold, a dry cough and very chapped lips

Maybe both: But usually when sinuses get infected the upper teeth become sore, the infection in the sinus can creat pressure which can push against the root of the teeth hence the sensitivity and soreness. The rest of your question I hope an md can answer! Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Why does my throat tickle and make me cough?

Why does my throat tickle and make me cough?

Throat itching: Greetings. The throat itching may be from an allergic reaction. Your airway is obviously stable and I'm assuming swallowing is normal. An antihistamine such as Claritin, Allegra or Zyrtec may help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will work fastest but may cause drowsiness. See your doctor. Testing for foods in your diet as well as anything new to your environment should be targeted for evaluation. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What to do for sore throats and cough in college?

What to do for sore throats and cough in college?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you cough a brown thing from your throat?

What does it mean if you cough a brown thing from your throat?

Depends....: If it is from the airways, it may be a sign of acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It may have originated from your sinuses and be a result of post-nasal drip which may indicate a sinus infection. Your doctor can tell the difference by examining you and then will be able to treat the problem. ...Read more

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Why do I get cough continuosly at times when my throat dries up?

Why do I get cough continuosly at times when my throat dries up?

Need more details: There is a large list of things that can cause cough- asthma, reflux, allergy, sinus infection, nerve irritation, among others. Throat dryness can certainly be irritating and trigger a cough reflex. Simple otc treatment includes saline sinus rinse, guaifenesin, throat lozenges, antihistamines (e g loratadine), and various "coug syrups." if it lasts longer than a couple of weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have to cough to itch scratch in throat?

What does it mean when I have to cough to itch scratch in throat?

Cough: Commonly allergies which result in post nasal drip can cause this. Could also be developing a respiratory tract infection. Especially prevalent at times like now when seasons/weather is changing. ...Read more

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Feels something stuck in throat and immediate cough when I smoke?

Smoke throat: You body is trying to tell you: DO NOT SMOKE.

Listen to it.

Unless you already have throat cancer. ...Read more

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I have a sore throats with a cough and I'm loosing my voice, what could I take?

I have a sore throats with a cough and I'm loosing my voice, what could I take?

Exam: You need a throat culture to determine if you have a strep infection which would require antibiotic treatment. You can use cough drops until you have an exam. I suggest an exam in a clinic as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Cough since December and notice discomfort in throat for over a week but at night?

Cough since December and notice discomfort in throat for over a week but at night?

Two possibilities: Should be eliminated
1. ACID REFLUX. or GERD symptoms increase when you are LYING down!
2. In this season of HOME HEATING. DRYNESS of the air sucks the moisture from your nose, throat, lungs etc
HUMIDIFY!
Hope these "thoughts" help
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have had a cough for about five days and today I feel that my throat is blocking?

I have had a cough for about five days and today I feel that my throat is blocking?

Get checked.: The feeling that your throat is blocking is concerning. Get checked. If you feel as though you have trouble breathing, please get urgent help. You have been sick for 5 days and you may simply have enlarged tonsils (or tonsillitis). However, there are other conditions to worry about including: pertussis, epiglottitis, abscess (tonsillar or pharyngeal), and infections lower in the airways or lung. ...Read more

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I cann see my something sticking up the back of my throat and it bothers me to where I have to cough alot?

I cann see my something sticking up the back of my throat and it bothers me to where I have to cough alot?

Something is throat: I cann see my something sticking up the back of my throat and it bothers me to where I have to cough alot? ANS: great for video consult. Have flashlight and spoon ready. ...Read more

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I've been getting really sore, sore throats but mostly in the evenings and it hurts to cough, swallow and eat! Help me please!?

Allergy responsible: There may be something in your house to which you are allergic to. This may be causing a postnasal drip which give s you a sore throat difficulty in swallowing and causing you to cough. ...Read more

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I have been waking every night for the last few months about 4 times with a tickle in the same place at the side of my throat that makes me cough?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I am cough for long time it eretates me and im not able to task condiniously throat gets dry really fast and I have cough it was there for me before?

I am cough for long time it eretates me and im not able to task condiniously throat gets dry really fast and I have cough it was there for me before?

Drink hot ginger tea: Many reason for persistent cough. Main ones are Asthma And Allergy. Make sure you don't have either one. If this is new and because of Bronchitis try OTC DayQuil/ NyQuil. Or Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan). Of already tried you need to get Examined by the doctor. ...Read more

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Feels like I have sand in my throat, irritates and causes me to cough?

Feels like I have sand in my throat, irritates and causes me to cough?

POSTNASAL DRIP: You may have postnasal drip. Because the feeling of the liquid in your throat is irritating and contains inflammatory substances, postnasal drip can trigger chronic cough ...Read more

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Itchy throat. Making me cough?

Itchy throat. Making me cough?

Could be: Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed. **
or add 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve itchinessor a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are also helpful. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat and a cough am I catching a cold?

Scratchy throat and a cough am I catching a cold?

Very possible: It's very possible that you have been exposed to a virus. Watch your symptoms for increased fever, and other worsening signs of a more significant illness. Drink plenty of fluids, get good rest and eat well. If getting worse after 5-7days consider getting a consult. Always be seen if significant worsening. Gargling warm salt water and plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) may help symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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I also have s dry cough lots of mucus and my throat always feel ichy

More info: Sorry, there is no question associated with your problem. Fyi the questions you submit are not connected and thus if you had another question regarding this issue we can't see it. Please resubmit :). ...Read more

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My throat burns when I cough?

Acid reflux?: If your symptoms have lasted for some time, you should see your doctor.

Various associated symptoms may be indicative of certain issues, but cough and burning sensation may be caused by acid reflux into the throat. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause throat tickle and cough?

Can dehydration cause throat tickle and cough?

Cough and PND: Hello, yes dehydration is a common cause of throat irritation from less moisture in the saliva coating of the throat. This could trigger a cough and throat tickle. Common causes of dehydration would be sleep disorders, dryness due to medications, sjogren's disease and lack of water intake. So drink more water, sleep with a humidifier, use a saline nasal mist and see your doctor if no better. ...Read more

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Is eating too many cough drops bad for my throat?

Is eating too many cough drops bad for my throat?

Maybe: Why are you eating "too many cough drops"?
Most are full of sugar, not so bad for your throat but not good for your overall health. ...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