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I was wondering what does it mean when your throat itches?

I was wondering what does it mean when your throat itches?

Usually allergies: This can usually be allergies, However, you will need to have thie examined by a doctor since there could be a lesion or something that is causing this. Having a throat that itches at the age of 37, and if this has never happened to you makes me want to tell y ou to have this checked. ...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'm worried because my throat itches today, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my throat itches today, what do you suggest?

Remedies: Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey ; sip. ...Read more

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When I cough my throat itches what can it be?

When I cough my throat itches what can it be?

Irritation: Throat itching from an acute episode of a URI is very typical either from pharyngitis or irritant to the upper resp tract pathways. If your condition last more than 1 month, then consider seeking medical help. ...Read more

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My throat itches and I'm feeling weak. What's my best course of action?

My throat itches and I'm feeling weak. What's my best course of action?

How long: If this is just a day or two may not be much. If this on gone on for long you should be checked for mono or strep. If continues get checked more much more serious problems. ...Read more

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My throat itches when I eat fruit? Is this normal?

My throat itches when I eat fruit? Is this normal?

Not normal-Allergies: This is not normal. This could be part of oral allergy syndrome. You could have environmental allergies that cross react with the fruits you are eating. Recommend you check your allergies and once you know what you are allergic you can see which fruits will cause this. ...Read more

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I can't breathe at night and my throat itches like crazy, please help?

I can't breathe at night and my throat itches like crazy, please help?

P.M. breathing prob.: Dust mite allergy could be a cause of your symptoms. See your pcp for a blood rast test or an allergist for skin testing. ...Read more

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It hurts when I swollow. I have no scenes of taste or smell. Now my throat itches. What could cause these symptoms?

Allergy/infection: Throat itching almost always allergy-foods or inhalants. What changed recently? Ie diet, get a cat? Anosmia (loss of smell) usually causes dysgeusia (no taste) =allergy or infection. See an ENT who does allergy, or an allergist who will also do a sinus scan. Sore throat likely due to mouth breathing, snoring due to the above. ...Read more

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Why do your throat itches all the time especially when you sneeze?

Why do your throat itches all the time especially when you sneeze?

Sneeze: Sounds like you may have allergies and you are around something that is causing the allergies. Consider seeing an allergist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have sinus and when the weather changes from hot to cold the back of my throat itches. Why and any solutions?

Allergies?: You are describing a seasonal change that causes mainly throat irritation from your report. This could be seasonal allergy irritation of the throat, but could also be due to the change in temperature. The itchiness would probably respond to an otc allergy medication. For more information, you need to see md and give more details on symptoms. An exam and possibly allergy testing would be indicated. ...Read more

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Throat itches/burns, and hurts to swallow, accompanied by a non-productive cough, body aches, fatigue. Temperature is only in the 99's?

Throat itches/burns, and hurts to swallow, accompanied by a non-productive cough, body aches, fatigue. Temperature is only in the 99's?

Probable flu: Symptoms
you describe appear to be viral. Cannot totally rule out a bacterial cause. Common cold usually does not cause extensive aches/pains. You might find that your temperature goes higher at night. The best thing to do is stay away from others to keep them well, gargle with regular Listerine, use Lozenge with benzocaine, take vitamin C and OTC cough medicine. Not improved in 2 days see MD. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my throat itches if I have the flu?

What does it mean if my throat itches if I have the flu?

Could be part of flu: Could be just a sign of the infection that you have, treat it with a spray or other OTC medicines. Could also be a developing infection... watch for strept throat or other bacterial infections that could be a secondary process. ...Read more

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When I eat hazelnuts the back of my throat itches or swells up a bit that all. Any home treatments?

When I eat hazelnuts the back of my throat itches or swells up a bit that all. Any home treatments?

Don't eat them: You might have oral allergy syndrome. This occurs when allergens in some raw fruits, vegetables & tree nuts resemble allergens in pollen - generally birch tree & ragweed. The resemblance and the consequent symptoms of itchy mouth & throat tickle disappear with sufficient heating of the food. Neither home nor medical cures work. See an allergist to help sort this out from true hazelnut allergy. ...Read more

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My throat itches all the time for about a year it's not in my lungs just my throat the itching make me cough and gag. Gives me headaches from coughing?

My throat itches all the time for about a year it's not in my lungs just my throat the itching make me cough and gag. Gives me headaches from coughing?

Itchy throat: You may have an allergic condition and your itch throat may be due a post nasal drip caused by your allergy. Try taking an antihistamine like claritin or allegra at bed time for relief ...Read more

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My eyes, nose and throat itches. Help what can I do?

My eyes, nose and throat itches. Help what can I do?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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Throat itches after eating avocado? Sometimes I get really bad headaches if I eat a lot of it. Am I allergic?

Possibly: If your throat itches - don't recommend you tempt fate. Stop eating it. However, if you want to know for sure - see your allergist. Take care. ...Read more

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My throat itches and I keep coughing hard tonsil swollen but not red. I have taken claritin (loratadine) hasn't helped?

My throat itches and I keep coughing hard tonsil swollen but not red. I have taken claritin (loratadine) hasn't helped?

Allergic?: The itchy throat suggests that the problem is from an allergic problem. Consider trying a nasal steroid. If still not helpful, need to consult an allergist. Postnasal drips, asthma, or sinusitis can all cause a cough. ...Read more

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My girlfriend's upper chest and throat itches. There are red bumps. Her cheekbones started to hurt like it's burning in the sun, even when she's not?

URI symptoms.: It is possible that this could represent an allergic respnse. It would be best to see your family doctor to also exclude a viral infection. ...Read more

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Every morning when I wake up my throat itches as does my left inner ear. Is there any reason for this happening? What can I do to prevent it?

Every morning when I wake up my throat itches as does my left inner ear. Is there any reason for this happening? What can I do to prevent it?

Earache sore throat: This could be from congestion in the eustachian tube and continued infection in the l ear and throat. Most likely viral. But supportive decongestants and hydration warm salt water gargles and vit c would not hurt. Best to have yourself shown if worse. ...Read more

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Throat itches and is sore deep in neck and deep inside ears hurt and pop when I swallow what could this be?

Throat itches and is sore deep in neck and deep inside ears hurt and pop when I swallow what could this be?

It sounds like: You have a sore throat, also known as pharyngitis. Its also causing your ear problems, if recurrent you may benefit from a nasal steroid to reduce allergies that can predispose you to this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Inside of my nose is peeling, raw and very itchy. Back of throat itches as well. Could this be from allergies?

Inside of my nose is peeling, raw and very itchy. Back of throat itches as well. Could this be from allergies?

Very likely: Allergies can directly affect the nose and throat with itching and burning. Nasal drainage can also aggravate throat symptoms. Try otc like allegra, claritin, zyrtec, benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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My ears itch inside and my throat itches I keep sneezing my eyes water and I'm losing my voice?

My ears itch inside and my throat itches I keep sneezing my eyes water and I'm losing my voice?

Viral or allergic: Suggest taking your temperature to try to distinguish the two. Try salt water gargles and other supportive treatments to keep more comfortable. ...Read more

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What do I have to do to get my not-itching throat back?

Allergy med may help: Sometimes post nasal drip (drainage from nose/sinus) can cause an itchy throat- but please know that there are other causes and if this is something that persists you should see your dr. Other symptoms if it is rhintis could be nasal congestion, face pain or pressure, earache or pressure, cough from throat etc. Also acid reflux can cause itchy/irritated throat- see dr to clarify cause. ...Read more

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Itching Throat (Definition)

Uncomfortable sensation in pharynx. ...Read more