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Doctor insights on: Tickle In The Throat Cough

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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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Why do I always have a tickle in my throat? Dry cough

Why do I always have a tickle in my throat? Dry cough

Post nasal drip: It could be several things. The most common are allergies and reflux. Both cause post-nasal drainage, which could lead to dry non-productive cough. That tickle often causes frequent throat clearing. Get checked by an ENT specialist who is best equipped to help with this problem. ...Read more

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When i try to sleep i get a tickle in my throat and cough and sneeze. What do you think it is?

Possible allergy: Typical allergy symptoms are sneezing, itching, congestion and clear nasal discharge. If a person is allergic to something in the house or in the bedroom such as dust mites, animal dander, etc, this could lead to the symptoms with post nasal drip and subsequent cough. An allergist can help identify the trigger so avoidance measures can be taken and less medication needed. ...Read more

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Symptoms : Tickle in throat cough, excessive phlegm. Excessive eye mucus & very red eyes. Lethargic & some headache. No fever. Nasal passages clear.

Symptoms : Tickle in throat cough,  excessive phlegm. Excessive eye mucus & very red eyes. Lethargic & some headache. No fever. Nasal passages clear.

Allergies: seem the most likely cause . Most common are cat or dog hair, dust mites, mold, seasonal plants ,weeds or trees. Please check with an allergist near you since there are different allergies geographically. Get well. ...Read more

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I 've had a tickly upper throat cough with thick mucus production for 2 months. It sets off spasms of coughing that end with me vomiting the mucus up?

I 've had a tickly upper throat cough with thick mucus production for 2 months. It sets off spasms of coughing that end with me vomiting the mucus up?

Sinusitis: With the symptoms that you describe i would be concerned that you have a bacterial sinus infection and would benefit from an antibiotic. A persistent cough could also be indicative of pertussis or whooping cough, but that doesn't usually involve a thick mucus like you are having. It may be time to 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

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