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Can tickly allergies in throat hurt me?

Can tickly allergies in throat hurt me?

No and Yes: The tickly sensation in your throat won't hurt you (although it can be a real nuisance), but if the allergies get more severe the tickly sensation can progress into throat swelling that can be very serious. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Feel a lump sensation and tickle in throat. Could it be due to allergies?

Feel a lump sensation and tickle in throat. Could it be due to allergies?

It's possible: Food allergies can lead to throat itching and swelling that may feel like a lump within minutes to hours after ingesting a food a person is allergic to. Other possibilities are post nasal drip from environmental allergies or possibly from sinus infection drainage. If symptoms improve with antihistamine that is suggestive of allergy. If persists or worsens, a doctor can help sort it out. ...Read more

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Tickle in throat but can't even breathe anymore?

Tickle in throat but can't even breathe anymore?

Viral syndrome: It sounds as if you've contracted a viral syndrome. These are usually self-limiting but if your symptoms get worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for a tickle in throat that makes me constantly need to cough?

What can I do for a tickle in throat that makes me constantly need to cough?

Consider Papaya: Mild tickle in throat is often related to mild irritation from environmental allergens/irritants. When pain is not severe, consider trying papaya enzyme tablets. They are safe, natural and many of my patients relate symptomatic improvement in throat symptoms. If pain is progressive, persistent or associated with systemic symptoms such as fever, consider seeing your health care provider. ...Read more

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I started off having trouble swallowing and feeling slight throat discomfort, now I all have is postnasal drip and a tickle in throat. Why symptoms?

I started off having trouble swallowing and feeling slight throat discomfort, now I all have is postnasal drip and a tickle in throat. Why symptoms?

Pharyngitis: Can be just viral, start salt water gargles, saline nasal washes and pain killers as needed, if no improvement in one or two days see your doctor for possible Rx medicine, good luck ...Read more

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Really raging tickle in throat on/off 4 15yr this makes me feel sick and retch sometimes accompanied by strange smell in nose. Nose continually blockd?

Really raging tickle in throat on/off 4 15yr this makes me feel sick and retch sometimes accompanied by strange smell in nose. Nose continually blockd?

Could be seallergies: Your symptoms seems to be very much as " seasonal allergic rhinitis" or inflammation of sinus due to exposure to spring pollen ! depends on your local area - pollen saturation in the air is high between february to july! you may try otc antihistamine as Allegra , nasal saline rinses to " flush nasal passages "! if more symptoms persists you may see your doc to prescribe more effective medication. ...Read more

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Are these symptoms anything to be worried about? I have a tickle in my throat that leads to coughing attacks as well as coughing up light green mucus after some of the coughing fits my grandma said it was allergies but my allergies in the past were compll

Are these symptoms anything to be worried about? I have a tickle in my throat that leads to coughing attacks as well as coughing up light green mucus after some of the coughing fits
my grandma said it was allergies but my allergies in the past were compll

Viral : Viral or bacterial causes can can cause a bronchitis or pneumonia causing these symptoms. Allergies typically do not produce green mucous. Pneumonia is a condition that often starts as bronchitis, is accompanied typically by productive cough, fever, and shortness of breath. "whooping cough", pertussis, occurs in unimmunized patients or in patients who have had their immunizations wear off, and have coughing spasms. Bronchitis is inflammation of the large airways and can be caused by bacterial or viral symptoms. If a patient has severe cough, vomiting, fever, or shortness of breath, then they should receive a medical evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I get post nasal drip maybe once a year. Why does a tickle in throat make me want to cough to relieve tickle? I also feel tickle in ear before cough.

I get post nasal drip maybe once a year. Why does a tickle in throat make me want to cough to relieve tickle? I also feel tickle in ear before cough.

Some suggestions: Sometimes fluid behind the ear drum can cause a cough. If you try a lozenge or some honey, it could provide relief. It is important to review your asthma plan. Virtual consult can be made by appt. ...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