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I have a cough from a cold , & since I woke up I haven't stopped coughing. there's a constant tickle in the back of my throat. could this be serious?

I have a cough from a cold , & since I woke up I haven't stopped coughing. there's a constant tickle in the back of my throat. could this be serious?

Doctor can check: A person who cannot stop coughing needs to be evaluated and treated, by her doctor. Coughing should not be nonstop. Her doctor can examine her to see if there is something wrong in her throat, such as an unusual swelling. Her doctor can check the lungs to see if there is bronchospasm (which can be helped by inhalers), or any croupy barky symptoms. ...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 have this tickle in the back of my throat and I always have to swallow. What could it be?

I have this tickle in the back of my throat and I always have to swallow. What could it be?

Ace inhibitors: this could be a sign of an oncoming cold or something like a side effect of any "ace inhibitors" you may be taking for blood pressure or diabetes. ACE Inhibitors generic names end in "pril" It could be something more serious and you should see your doctor and be examined. If you do take an ACE Inhibitor be sure to have your doctor discontinue it so that he can start a different medicine. ...Read more

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I have had a strong tickle in the back of my throat for two monthsi feel the tickle when breathing it sometimes talking causes tickle what could it be?

I have had a strong tickle in the back of my throat for two monthsi feel the tickle when breathing it sometimes talking causes tickle what could it be?

Reflux?: Laryngopharyngeal reflux, or extraesophageal reflux often involves a sense of a something being caught in the throat. There can also be some throat-clearing, hoarseness, nighttime cough, sore throat, or bad taste in the mouth. Consider seeing an ENT for an evaluation. In the meantime put a brick or phone book under your headboard and avoid eating for 2-3 hours before bedtime. ...Read more

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There's a tickle in the back of my throat causing a cough due to post nasal drip. I'm taking Singulair (montelukast) & Dymista. I'm still coughing, help.

There's a tickle in the back of my throat causing a cough due to post nasal drip. I'm taking Singulair (montelukast) & Dymista. I'm still coughing, help.

See ENT: If you are using the proper technique with the Dymista (aiming towards sides and not center), then one needs to rule out sinusitis and reflux as the cause for your cough. Consult an ENT if your family doctor can't help you. ...Read more

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Dry cough with tickle in back of throat for 3 weeks now. Any advice for treating this?

Dry cough with tickle in back of throat for 3 weeks now. Any advice for treating this?

Dry cough: Dry cough is unlikely to be postnasal drip as the mucous would be coughed up, so the cough would be productive. Consider reflux, asthma, a viral syndrome (unlikely to last three weeks, though). See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I had tonsillitis about a week ago. But I gargle salt water and got rid of it. But now I feel a tickle at the back of my throat. Could I have it again?

Yes: Morgan - you can get a throat infection more than once, even if you were treated with antibiotics. Most throat infections are viral and can take several days to go away. For bacterial sore throat infections (pharyngitis), antibiotics are very effective but you can get reinfected from a family member or even from using a toothbrush that you used while you were sick. ...Read more

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I get constant tickles in the back of my throat, then start coughing violently and eventually I start to vomit.

I get constant tickles in the back of my throat, then start coughing violently and eventually I start to vomit.

See a doctor: Vomiting after a coughing fit is called post-tussive emesis. It can be caused by chronic sinus problems or chronic allergies but can also be caused by pertussis. You should see a primary care doctor to help sort it out. ...Read more

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There's this tickling feeling in the back of my throat and i constantly cough! how to cure this?

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