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Cough, sore throat and an itchy feeling in my chest?

Cough, sore throat and an itchy feeling in my chest?

Well: Can't be several things could be a virus or allergic reaction. For specific diagnosis and treatment consult Healthtap for a video visit or visit a primary care doctor in person ...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


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I am experiencing sore throat. For the past 4wks very itchy, thick brownish mucus at times?

I am experiencing sore throat. For the past 4wks very itchy, thick brownish mucus at times?

That's too long.: Four weeks is too long to go with a sore throat without being evaluated locally by physician. The symptoms that you described could represent an infection, and a viral infection generally would not last as long. You might need treatment, including an antibiotic. Please visit a physician locally for an examination. ...Read more

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I had a sore throat about two weeks ago & now I have mucus along with a dry itchy cough. What could it be?

I had a sore throat about two weeks ago & now I have mucus along with a dry itchy cough. What could it be?

Dry itchy cough: This time of year, you are likely experiencing allergy symptoms. These symptoms can include clear mucus from the mouth or nose as well as possibly itchiness in the throat, nose and eyes. If you feel like you have to clear your throat often, you could also been experiencing a post nasal drip. Use of a nasal steroid like Flonase and an antihistamine like Allegra can help improve all your symptoms ...Read more

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My girlfriend has a itchy sore throat along with coughing but has no low or high grade fever nothing she is taking at home is working.

My girlfriend has a itchy sore throat along with coughing but has no low or high grade fever nothing she is taking at home is working.

Virus: Sounds like a virus to me. Over the counter medications help somewhat, but it takes time. If she is still not feeling well after one week, see an MD. ...Read more

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Could this be a sore throat or what? Yesterday my throat started out itchy, no pain or anything. During the night as I slept I woke and found my throat was really sore and my neck hurts and lil mucus came out my throat too. And now I have this bubble lik

Could this be a sore throat or what? Yesterday my throat started out itchy, no pain or anything. During the night as I slept I woke and found my throat was really sore and my neck hurts and lil mucus came out my throat too. And now I have this bubble lik

Please: Please schedule a a visit with your primary care provider. You are likely dealing with a throat infection (pharyngitis) which could be bacterial or viral. There are tests that can be done in order to rule out a bacterial cause (strep) in which case you will need antibiotics. Also you may have allergies with resultant post nasal drip that is causing your symptoms, and/or an ear infection. In the meantime take Ibuprofen for pain, warm salt gargles, and a daily anti-histamine.
I hope you find answers and relief soon. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and itchy ears?

I have a sore throat and itchy ears?

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

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Can hypertrophy pharyngeal bands cause sore throat and itchy feeling?

Can hypertrophy pharyngeal bands cause sore throat and itchy feeling?

No: But on the other hand, this may suggest the presence of irritation from elsewhere (post-nasal drips, reflux, allergy etc) ...Read more

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Any good remedies for a really sore throat? My girlfriend is losing her voice. She is conplaining of a scratchy/itchy feeling. Any suggestions?

Any good remedies for a really sore throat? My girlfriend is losing her voice. She is conplaining of a scratchy/itchy feeling. Any suggestions?

Old fashioned: Warm salt water gargles are a good standby. 1 tsp salt and 8 oz warm water mixed up is a good basic soothing throat gargle. If the throat has been sore for more than a week, you should see a doctor to be sure there is not a more serious problem or infection that needs treatment. ...Read more

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Have a consistent slightly itchy and uncomfortable throat. Doesn't feel quite like a sore throat and been on and off for a year and a half. Wht to do?

Have a consistent slightly itchy and uncomfortable throat. Doesn't feel quite like a sore throat and been on and off for a year and a half. Wht to do?

Allergy: Given the duration I would see my md and have them check for allergies. It has been a terrible allergy season the last few years and people who normally are not affected have been. If your md looks at your throat and it looks like prime beef it is most likely and allergy so please see your md. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat more so itchy then sore, any advice and for the first time I can actually see my epiglottis I was alarmed at first until I resea?

I have a sore throat more so itchy then sore, any advice and for the first time I can actually see my epiglottis I was alarmed at first until I resea?

Many possibilities: The most likely possibilities are allergic reactivity (esp if you live in the southeast), and viral infection. Bottom line: if you have a fever (temp over 100-101F), then see your PCP. Otherwise your symptoms should resolve within a week. If not see your PCP. ...Read more

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Sore throat, itchy feeling in the chest can see flem at the back of my throat, and cough is painful when I feel I need too?

Sore throat, itchy feeling in the chest can see flem at the back of my throat, and cough is painful when I feel I need too?

Mgt: I agree these symptoms may be related to a cold or influenza. Did you receive your flu shot? Other possible causes include an allergic reaction. Rinse sinuses with saline to reduce post nasal drip. ...Read more

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My throat went from being itchy to slight being sore throat, its a bit painful when I cough when woke up this a.M. And I sudenly feel my migraine?

My throat went from being itchy to slight being sore throat, its a bit painful when I cough when woke up this a.M. And I sudenly feel my migraine?

Pharyngitis: Sounds like you might have a throat infection. You should go to your doctor to get a rapid strep test as well as a full examination to determine the appropriate treatment. The headache can be related to it. ...Read more

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I've been coughing for a week, I think this sore throat. Because is itchy. And I felt a lymph nodes on the right lower side of my chin. Is this common?

I've been coughing for a week, I think this sore throat. Because is itchy. And I felt a lymph nodes on the right lower side of my chin. Is this common?

Viral infection: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection. It is common with that to cough, have a sore throat and for lymph nodes to swell up (they fight off infection). If your sore throat is severe you may need to be tested for strep. If your symptoms do not resolve in 1-2 weeks then you should also be seen by a doctor. In the mean time push fluids, rest and use some cough syrup. ...Read more

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Ongoing dry throat, itchy coughing due to it two months now, sore throat some nights and my lungs are sore in different areas on diff. Days dry lungs?

Ongoing dry throat, itchy coughing due to it two months now, sore throat some nights and my lungs are sore in different areas on diff. Days dry lungs?

Cough: It could be lingering cough from previous infection. It may be asthma, reflux or postnasal discharge causing cough. It could be some more pressing/significant to evaluate further if you have a h/o smoking. ...Read more

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Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck? Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation. Home remedies/treatment?

Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck? Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation. Home remedies/treatment?

Itchy sore throat: Your complaint may be due to a post nasal drip, allergies or sinus problems. However, it is always best to get a throat culture to rule out a strep throat. Home remedies may be salt water rinses. Or saline nose drops depending on cause. ...Read more

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Woke up with a itchy & partially sore throat yesterday but it felt better at bedtime. Today sore throat is worse and nothing is relieving it.

Woke up with a itchy & partially sore throat yesterday but it felt better at bedtime. Today sore throat is worse and nothing is relieving it.

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can temporarily decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have just itchy sore throat without a rash for allergic reaction.?

Is it possible to have just itchy sore throat without a rash for allergic reaction.?

Probably not: Itching usually indicates an allergic reaction. Many people with allergic diseases such as hay fever complain of itchy throat when allergen count is high. Another condition is known as oral allergy syndrome more commonly from pitted fruits- the result of cross-sensitivity to plant pollen (birch, alder, ragweed etc). ...Read more

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Have had a rash on upper back for a week with a constant sore throat, rash is starting to spread. Itchy but not burning, getting concerned?

Have had a rash on upper back for a week with a constant sore throat, rash is starting to spread. Itchy but not burning, getting concerned?

Itchy rash: Rashes can be tricky. Are you on any medications you might be reacting to? You could consider a paid consultation so we could see the rash and offer more personalized help. Stay cool. Itchy rashes itch more in the heat. ...Read more

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Sore throat hoarse voice and itchy almost losing voice throat is red and spotted should make appointment with dr? Wait? Home remedies? 20 F 213.8lbs

Sore throat hoarse voice and itchy almost losing voice throat is red and spotted should make appointment with dr? Wait? Home remedies? 20 F 213.8lbs

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a 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 the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Itchy ears and sore throat and dry plugged nose what is this?

Itchy ears and sore throat and dry plugged nose what is this?

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

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Why do I keep waking up with a sore throat and itchy eyes?

Why do I keep waking up with a sore throat and itchy eyes?

Possibly virus: You should see both your family doc and an eye md. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat, productive cough and itchy skin for over a month, what could this be?

I have had a sore throat, productive cough and itchy skin for over a month, what could this be?

Allergies: Sounds like persistant exposure to an allergen or potent irritant. See your doc and have her look at you, and talk about anything new/ different in the home or work, or if you changed detergents, etc. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat with small red itchy bumps in my groin area. What could it be? Are they related?

Possible: Since viral infections can cause the sore throat and a skin rash, they may be related. On the other hand, I would expect a more generalized skin involvement when a viral infection is involved. If this has lasted for more than 10 days or been getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I came down with a sudden severe sore throat that is getting more symptomatic. Itchy, painful swallowing and occasional coughing. When getting better?

What's the cause?: Your question cannot be answered accurately based on the limited information provided. For instance, it would be helpful to know: your exposures, what does your exam show, what are your underlying risk factors and illnesses that so predispose, do you have untreated GERD with larygo-esophageal reflux, do you smoke...? ...Read more

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I had a sore throat, cough and fever like 2 months back. Though it has gone now, My throat is kinda itchy, tickly, etcc. Since then. I threw out mucus A lot?

I had a sore throat, cough and fever like 2 months back. Though it has gone now, My throat is kinda itchy, tickly, etcc. Since then. I threw out mucus A lot?

Allergy: Itchy throat is a symptom of allergy, you may want to consider loratidine by mouth and you may benefit from steroid nasal spray ...Read more

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Itchy throat & dysphagia only at night; better after I eat cough drops. Developed sore throat; feels like something is stuck on right side. Bothersome?

Itchy throat: An itchy throat in your sleep can be secondary to post nasal drip or acid reflux. You need to see your doctor to determine which it is and treat it accordingly. ...Read more

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One of my eyes has discharged to redness or itchy. Is this allergies? I have sore throat and congested.

One of my eyes has discharged to redness or itchy. Is this allergies? I have sore throat and congested.

Possibly: Allergic conjunctivitis causes redness, watering and itching. The conjunctiva (inside of your eyelid) can have a cobblestone appearance. Sinus congestion is also common. If symptoms get better with an antihistamine (benadryl/dihpenhydramine) or Zyrtec/cetirizine) then it's allergies. However, allergies do not usually give a sore throat. Viral URI causes sore throat, congestion, conjunctivitis ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more