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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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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?

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

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Right after my flu went away i developed a tickle in my throat which causes me to cough. Its been 3 weeks and it has not gone away. Is this normal?

Right after my flu went away i developed a tickle in my throat which causes me to cough. Its been 3 weeks and it has not gone away. Is this normal?

You could have a: Little residual post nasal drip. Neti pots can help. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head ; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly ; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed ; again in A.M. ...Read more

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I have a tickle in my throat that causes me to cough. It's very dry and been about a week, worse at night. Occasional ear pain. What could this be?

I have a tickle in my throat that causes me to cough. It's very dry and been about a week, worse at night. Occasional ear pain. What could this be?

Post nasal drip: Have your doctor call in a nasal steroid spray and use it once or twice a day. It will take about 3 to 5 days to resolve. Try delsym cough syrup at night to help with the night cough. If this does not work, try reflux meds like Pepcid ac or zantac after a few days. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Extremely extremely bad tickle in my throat cause very horrible coughing could barely catch my breath. Even with water. Is this bronchospasm?

Extremely extremely bad tickle in my throat cause very horrible coughing could barely catch my breath. Even with water. Is this bronchospasm?

Post nasal drip: That annoying dry cough is from your nose. Try over the counter nasal wash, nasal spray. Okay for throat lozenges, chew gum and keep your mouth wet. Be well. ...Read more

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Tips for a tickle in my throat that is causing a cough?

Tips for a tickle in my throat that is causing a cough?

Try losenges : There are many losenges with minor anesthetics that will subdue the urge to cough and may help to ease the tickle. ...Read more

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Been having right shoulder and neck pain along with a tickle deep in my throat causing a dry cough. bending over i can feel a pulse in my neck & head?

Been having right shoulder and neck pain along with a tickle deep in my throat causing a dry cough. bending over i can feel a pulse in my neck & head?

Uncertain could be: Uncertain where it comes from. Consider neck evaluation to see if there is nerve compression. The throat irritation could be vagus nerve compression. The pulse could be from the neck to the inner ear . You will need an evaluation, history and physical, studies of the neck and the brain depending on what your evaluation shows. There may be a simple solution but will depend on you data. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cough drops to irritate your throat and cause tickling if overused?

Is it possible for cough drops to irritate your throat and cause tickling if overused?

Avoid menthol: Menthol which is in most drops, feels good and cool at first. But it is drying to the mucosa and will dry your irritated throat. So use glycerin instead. Or black currant. Or pectin containing drops. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Allergy / infection?: is it dry cough ? That could be as an allergic reaction to meds of foods,if there are mucus ,then it could be a slight chest and throat infection that may need antibiotics and meds to loosen mucus. ...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