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I have a tickling throat that makes me cough. This happens every night so what i can do about it?

I have a tickling throat that makes me cough. This happens every night so what i can do about it?

Antacids: The most common causes of cough in adult include esophageal reflux and asthma/allergies. You can start by trying an antacid. If that works, then reflux is causing your cough. Also be sure you don't have obstructive sleep apnea, which would wake you up coughing. ...Read more

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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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Tickling throat that makes me cough happens every night. How do I get rid of this?

Tickling throat that makes me cough happens every night. How do I get rid of this?

? reflux: If this only happens every night when you lay down to go to bed - this sound like it is most likely being caused by gastroesophageal reflux. Would probably be helped most by seeing an ENT doc to look down your throat to see - and if the appearance of your vocal corsds confirms this possibility, then seeing a gastoenterologist for complete work-up and treatment. ...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

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I'm keep getting a tickle in my throat that makes me cough at any time in the day or night I haven't been sick or getting sick what could it b worried?

I'm keep getting a tickle in my throat that makes me cough at any time in the day or night I haven't been sick or getting sick what could it b worried?

Lotsa Possibilities:: Think about your environment: second-hand smoke? local air pollution? working with any chemicals (at work, at home)? dry air (low humidity)? work in an office (ventilation; fans; new furniture; housekeeping)? dusty air? pollen in the air? raining frogs?? Next might be your diet and/or nocturnal reflux. Postnasal drip. There are other (uncommon) possibilities, but start thinking about these first. ...Read more

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How do you l get rid of the tickle in my throat that makes me cough nonstop until i almost puke? Please help

How do you l get rid of the tickle in my throat that makes me cough nonstop until i almost puke? Please help

Throat tickle: Hello, the stimulation causing your cough should be evaluated by an ENT doctor. An endoscopic examination would be very helpful to determine the cause. I have seen people have an elongated uvula that initiates a gag induced coughing spells. It also could be reflux or post nasal drainage. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have this bad tickle in my throat that makes me cough until it's gone. Also gives me watery eyes. What can cause this and how to stop it?

I have this bad tickle in my throat that makes me cough until it's gone. Also gives me watery eyes. What can cause this and how to stop it?

Allergies: The tickle in your throat may be caused by a pos nasal drip which is due to allergies. Likewise, the allergies may be affecting your eyes. Try over the counter antihistamines for your nose and eye drop specifically made for allergies, but in the meantime make an appointment with an allergist. Incidentally cold could also give similar symptoms so see the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my throat tickle and make me cough?

Why does my throat tickle and make me cough?

Throat itching: Greetings. The throat itching may be from an allergic reaction. Your airway is obviously stable and I'm assuming swallowing is normal. An antihistamine such as Claritin, Allegra or Zyrtec may help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will work fastest but may cause drowsiness. See your doctor. Testing for foods in your diet as well as anything new to your environment should be targeted for evaluation. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a tickle in my lower throat that makes me cough, especially when I press it. Acid reflux? Or a scratch from a carrot I choked on 7 weeks ago?

I have a tickle in my lower throat that makes me cough, especially when I press it. Acid reflux? Or a scratch from a carrot I choked on 7 weeks ago?

GERD 1 possibility: GERD is 1 possibility. Abrasion from carrot is unlikely after 7 weeks, and probably wishful thinking. Also consider sinusitis, asthma (or asthmatic-type reaction), and allergy, of course, given this time of year in Illinois. Very typical symptoms in patients seen by allergists. Might be time to see one! ...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

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