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To Soothe An Itchy Throat
Itchy throat and cough keeping me 'and' everyone else up at night- tips to get rid of or soothe? Medicine and throat lozenges do nothing for it.
Try antihistamine: But even more important, find out what may be triggering the itchy throat for example, do you have the itching only after having eaten certain fruits? If so , i suspect that you may have hay fever as well. If you have any problem with throat closing up on you, then you will need to consult an allergist. ...Read more
Need more info: I have no idea how long this has been going on for or if you have any symptoms associated, which makes it hard to answer. This can be from nasal allergies, reflux, or an acute allergic reaction. If you can't breathe properly, you should seek immediate medical attention. Otherwise, consider seeing an ENT to have your throat checked out. ...Read more
OTC sprays, lozenges: Over-the-counter sprays such as chloroseptic and vics are safe and contain a topical numbing solution which will help relieve discomfort. Gargling with salt-water can also help, especially if it feels like there is a lot of mucus in your throat. Otc lozenges with menthol, eucalyptus, peppermint, spearmint and/or honey may also provide relief. Feel better soon! ...Read more
Sore throat causes: Itching and soreness of your throat could be due to allergies and post nasal drainage. It could also be due to a viral or early bacterial infection. If there is no fever yet, you may want to try an otc antihistamine such as zyrtec first. If it does not help and you develop a fever, you should visit your doctor to further evaluate your throat. ...Read more
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