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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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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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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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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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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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Can dehydration cause throat tickle and cough?

Can dehydration cause throat tickle and cough?

Cough and PND: Hello, yes dehydration is a common cause of throat irritation from less moisture in the saliva coating of the throat. This could trigger a cough and throat tickle. Common causes of dehydration would be sleep disorders, dryness due to medications, sjogren's disease and lack of water intake. So drink more water, sleep with a humidifier, use a saline nasal mist and see your doctor if no better. ...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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I had 2 chest x-ray days apart and blood test x-rays are clear they listen sound clear they found nothing I have tickle in throat with little cough?

I had 2 chest x-ray days apart and blood test x-rays are clear they listen  sound clear  they found nothing I have tickle in throat with little cough?

Question?: I presume you are asking for a diagnosis of the cause of tickle and cough. The chest X-rays & exam of the lungs are normal, as expected, since the problem is likely in your throat. Did anyone check a throat swab? Have you tried warm salt/sugar water gargles? If symptoms persist, see an ENT, but most of the time, it's viral or allergic causes that lead to these symptoms & it goes away on its own. ...Read more

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Six months ago my wife died from pancreatic cancer. I feel nervous about this and now have a throat tickle and cough. Do I have lung or throat cancer?

Six months ago my wife died from pancreatic cancer. I feel nervous about this and now have a throat tickle and cough. Do I have lung or throat cancer?

Here are some...: Very sorry to hear what you have experienced, and it is understandable to worry about tickling throat + cough. At wondering what is happening to the body, one has to reasonably be evaluated. How to get all the related things for right care done correctly? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with doctors. ...Read more

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What causes a tickly sore throat with a cough and a dry sensation in my throat and a blocked nose is this a cold I have sneezing and no energy too?

What causes a tickly sore throat with a cough and a dry sensation in my throat and a blocked nose is this a cold I have sneezing and no energy too?

URI: Sounds like a common "cold" or upper respiratory tract infection. Fortunately, most of these are viral in nature and will resolve with supportive treatment. Generally, it is advisable to see a doctor for severe discomfort, continued fever and symptoms lasting more than a week. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sore throat, tickly cough, blocked nose, hot, achy and bad stomach. any ideas what I may have and what could I do to relieve them?

What to do if I have a sore throat, tickly cough, blocked nose, hot, achy and bad stomach. any ideas what I may have and what could I do to relieve them?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs and get a good rest ...Read more

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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