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Tickle In My Throat Makes Me Cough
I'm keep getting a tickle in my throat that makes me cough at any time in the day or night I haven't been sick or getting sick what could it b worried?
Lotsa Possibilities:: Think about your environment: second-hand smoke? Local air pollution? working with any chemicals (at work, at home)? dry air (low humidity)? work in an office (ventilation; fans; new furniture; housekeeping)? dusty air? pollen in the air? Raining frogs?? Next might be your diet and/or nocturnal reflux. Postnasal drip. There are other (uncommon) possibilities, but start thinking about these first. ...Read more
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
How do you l get rid of the tickle in my throat that makes me cough nonstop until I almost puke? Please help
Throat tickle: Hello, the stimulation causing your cough should be evaluated by an ENT doctor. An endoscopic examination would be very helpful to determine the cause. I have seen people have an elongated uvula that initiates a gag induced coughing spells. It also could be reflux or post nasal drainage. Good luck. ...Read more
I have this bad tickle in my throat that makes me cough until it's gone. Also gives me watery eyes. What can cause this and how to stop it?
Allergies: The tickle in your throat may be caused by a pos nasal drip which is due to allergies. Likewise, the allergies may be affecting your eyes. Try over the counter antihistamines for your nose and eye drop specifically made for allergies, but in the meantime make an appointment with an allergist. Incidentally cold could also give similar symptoms so see the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Phlegm in back of throat sometimes it feels like something tickling in my throat and sometimes it makes me cough and doesn't go away slight heaache?
Throat problems: Your problems sound as if you need to see a ENT physician. You need to have your throat, lower esophagus, vocal cords and sinuses evaluated to see if a cause for your symptoms can be found and treated. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a tickle in my lower throat that makes me cough, especially when I press it. Acid reflux? Or a scratch from a carrot I choked on 7 weeks ago?
GERD 1 possibility: GERD is 1 possibility. Abrasion from carrot is unlikely after 7 weeks, and probably wishful thinking. Also consider sinusitis, asthma (or asthmatic-type reaction), and allergy, of course, given this time of year in Illinois. Very typical symptoms in patients seen by allergists. Might be time to see one! ...Read more
I have dry itching throat cough for over 7 to 8 years today. Went to a lot of docs but nothing worked. I never smoke. Can you please help me.
I have had an itching throat for slightly more than a week which causes me to cough a lot. The cough is getting worse daily. What do you think it is?
Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?
Possibly...: Your symptoms may be indicative of bronchitis, either bacterial, viral or even allergic etiology. In order to be sure, you should see your doctor. If you have a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. For viral or allergic etiologies, therapy depends on the precise signs and symptoms present! ...Read more
Antihistamines: The most common reason for having a throat tickle is allergy. You may or may not have runny/itchy eyes & nose with sneezing; but it is worth a try. Daily, non-sedating claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, or Allegra should do the trick. This may be a seasonal thing, or may be year round. If it is more of a constant thing, then switch your daily antihistamine every 2-3 months to maintain the effect. ...Read more
? reflux: If this only happens every night when you lay down to go to bed - this sound like it is most likely being caused by gastroesophageal reflux. Would probably be helped most by seeing an ENT doc to look down your throat to see - and if the appearance of your vocal corsds confirms this possibility, then seeing a gastoenterologist for complete work-up and treatment. ...Read more
My coughing is back something is tickling my throat in the back causing me to cough I am taking claritan but I don't thinwonders something else ASAP?
Might be the BP med: Lisinopril sometimes causes a persistent non productive dough. Ask your doctor to look into this. ...Read more
My throat has been bothering me for a couple days. There is no pain, just tickling when I clear my throat, a cough and a scratchy voice. Any ideas?
I have been coughing brown mucus as well as tingling sensation in my chest and throat when I breathe. My cough hurts as well. Is there anything wrong?
See a doctor: Yes, it sounds like you have a respiratory infection. Given the brown mucus and effects on breathing, it is recommended you follow-up with your physician for further assessment. ...Read more
I got a 101 fever about 2 weeks ago. That went away after a day but now I have had a dry/slightly phlegmy cough and tingling in my throat ever since.
Not sure what your: Question is, but it sounds like you should see your doctor to be examined and diagnosed, so that you can be treated properly and get better. ...Read more
I've had a bad cough for about 2 weeks now the cough has improved but now I get a painful burning/tingling itch in my throat that causes me to gag/cry?
Getting tingling sensation in throat more on left side causing cough and throw up after every meal. Constantly clearing throat. Please advice?
It's been a week, I have a sore throat on off, and little dry and irritation. .. Sometime cough at night with sudden tingling. .. Kindly advice?
Dr. Can check throat: 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
Have a pain under my left shoulder blade that hurts when I cough or clear throat. The pain radiates down arm with little finger tingling?
Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Why do I have chronic back pain in my spine neck shoulders tingling and twitching of my toe on my left side and it hurts when I cough?
Back ; Neck?: Sounds like you have both neck problems that may be contributing to your shoulders and back problems causing your toes to tingle. Recommend seeing a spine specialist to evaluate these options further. ...Read more
I have milk layer in mouth, body pain, stiff neck, some times tingling feeling in body, no fever or cough for almost 1 month. Any suggestions?
Does not sound good: The "milk layer" in your mouth suggests thrush (fungus) and this is not a good sign in adult unless specific cause is known such as recent antibiotic and/or steroid/inhaler use etc. Immunosuppressive state such as HIV is a cause of concern. Since you have symptoms for about 1 month now, it is time to consult doc to find out what is causing your trouble. Good luck. ...Read more
Started taking 25 mg of Luvox 5 days ago and have been experiencing tightness in chest, neck, shoulder and back ache, cough, numbness and tingling in arms. Woke up first night and had sudden neck pain and squeezing in chest. Has been more mild since?
UnpleasantSideEffect: All these symptoms started after you started taking Luvox. That means you are not able to tolerate the drug. I will call the prescribing doctor/psychiatrist and discuss your symptoms and may be a change of medication ...Read more
Does aciphex (rabeprazole) heartburn meds (or a generic equivalent) cause coughing and tickling in the throat?
Tickle in my throat for the last week or so, not sick at all but it makes me cough. What is this? What should I do?
I have had a tickle in my throat for a week or so now and don't know what is causing it. I don't cough or anything else just feel like there is fluid?
I really wish: That I could help you figure out what it is without an exam. Sadly we just aren't there yet with technology. If you can spare the time, try and get seen in person. There are many possibilities from completely benign but annoying to more serious like asthma. If you are a singer you might have a polyp on your vocal cord, although that would be rare in a young person. A simple throat exam should help ...Read more
I have a tickle in my throat at night and I cough a lot and keep my husband awake. Any suggestions?
See your doctor: Any number of things could be occurring to cause a night time tickle in the throat and cough. This includes certain medications (a.C.E. Inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers), sinus infections, allergies, and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). Your doctor can help you figure this out. ...Read more
Had a cold a month ago now I'm left with a tickle in my throat that causes me to cough aggressively daily. It Stopped for a week and came back. Why?
Ongoing drainage: If your sinuses are draining and you are swallowing or aspirating into the lungs you will cough. See your doctor to determine if your proper diagnosis and if you need prescription treatment. If you have already been treated for strep you may have a secondary viral infection or gotten reinfected. See your doctor and feel better soon. ...Read more
I have a pretty bad cough that just started. No cold, feel fine, but it's a tickle in my throat that won't go away and keep coughing almost violently?
Causes of cough: There are many causes of cough that are not associated with infection. ACE-inhibitors, a common medication for high blood pressure, are a cause of cough. Reflux can cause cough in some people. Allergies and undiagnosed asthma may cause coughing. If none of these causes seem likely then you should see your physician for an exam and testing. ...Read more
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