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Doctor insights on: Tickle In The Throat Causing Coughing

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

Stuff going up/down: Upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc! ...Read more

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Phlegm taste in mouth and breath. Pain in sternum. No cough or cold just sometimes clearing of throat. ?

Phlegm taste in mouth and breath. 
Pain in sternum. 
No cough or cold just sometimes clearing of throat. 
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Phlegm in throat: Phlegm in the throat associated with throat clearing and heartburn symptoms sounds like acid reflux. Generally treatment would start out with acid avoidance (citrus, tomatoes, peppermint, coffee, peppermint, etc) Acid irritating the throat frequently results in increased mucous and prompts throat clearing. I advise increasing water intake and consider starting an antacid. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a tickle in my throat and coughing attacks?

What causes a tickle in my throat and coughing attacks?

Tickle in throat: It can be one of many things: laryngopharyngeal reflux (stomach acid coming up to the voice box), post nasal drainage, dryness, a weakness of the superior laryngeal nerve (the nerve that gives sensation to the voice box; usually viral), or even wax in the ear canal (there is a tiny nerve, arnold's nerve, that gets irritated and triggers a cough via a tickle in the throat). See an otolaryngoloist ...Read more

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Feeling disonfort in the chest choking in the throat?

Feeling disonfort in the chest choking in the throat?

Complicated: It is hard to figure out what is wrong without more information and an exam. It could be a heart problem or the pain could be from esophageal spasm. It's best to see someone in person to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of phlegm to congest the throat during a sore throat?

What are the causes of phlegm to congest the throat during a sore throat?

Increased mucus: The viral infection of the throat lining (mucosa) causes inflammation and increased mucus production. The increase is sensed in the back of the throat and stimulates the reflexive urge to clear your throat, cough or swallow. ...Read more

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What causes a throat irritation and raspiness in throar?

What causes a throat irritation and raspiness in throar?

Throat irritation: This could be many things but two of the more common causes are allergies and reflux. It can also be an infection. You will need a more thorough evaluation by a medical provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

I am experiencing  runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

Virus: Most likely you have a virus. We can order a strep test if the sore throat is very severe. Drink plenty of fluids, drink bone broth/chicken soup, get plenty of rest. Consult with us if you do not get better with this or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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Throat infection orjust sick Persistent cough. Not pain in throat but in bronchial area in lungs. Ear pain. Threw up. Lots of mucus. No fever. What is?

Throat infection orjust sick Persistent cough. Not pain in throat but in bronchial area in lungs. Ear pain. Threw up. Lots of mucus. No fever. What is?

Viral illness: Hydrate yourself well . Treat the symptoms with OTC medications. Rest , take a lot of vitamin C and Zinc , hydrate more .use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to treat body ache, headache , or low grade fever. Not better or start having chills or high fever see your PCP or go to urgent care ...Read more

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Sore throat, feels scratchy and irritated like there's fibers stuck in back of throat, keeps triggering gag reflex. Also dull ache in throat.

Sore throat, feels scratchy and irritated like there's fibers stuck in back of throat, keeps triggering gag reflex. Also dull ache in throat.

Allergies?: You could be having an allergic reaction with some swelling in the back of your throat. Try taking some benedryl to see if it helps. If you develop worsening pain, trouble breathing or a fever over 101.5 then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Chest pain that started in the throat?

Chest pain that started in the throat?

Chest pain : Chest pain that started in throat can be due to angina, heart attack or reflux of stomach acids .i would strongly urge to see a doctor . http://patient.info/doctor/chest-pain-pro ...Read more

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Chronic cough causing body spasm from pain bile taste stuffy nose. Cough is a dry bark?

Chronic cough causing body spasm from pain bile taste stuffy nose. Cough is a dry bark?

Several causes: A dry cough with a stuffy nose can be secondary to post nasal drip. You may have nasal allergies. You may also have sinus problems. Consult an allergist to identify the issue and help you with your cough. ...Read more

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What causes tightness in the throat?

Many things: Throat tightness is nonspecific and to be helpful, a physician will need to know more about triggers, duration of symptom, associated symptoms, more about your medical history, etc. Some common triggers are anxiety, nerve problems, vocal cord problems, tightening/spasm/injury to the esophagus, reflux, allergy, asthma, infection, medication side effect and more. ...Read more

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Ulcers in mouth sore throat cough that is painful on the throat and my chest, and sometimes itchy feeling in the chest ?

Ulcers in mouth sore throat cough that is painful on the throat and my chest, and sometimes itchy feeling in the chest ?

Viral: Could be hand-foot-mouth disease, could be a canker sore, could be oral herpes, could be a measles. Hard to say but overall sounds viral and likely benign. Watch for any high fevers or shortness of breath. If worse contact a doc. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose, with upper back pain when breathing in deeply, with headache in front of head, is this cold related?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain see your pcp for evaluation. Hope it helps. ...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