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What can I drink to soothe an itchy throat?

What can I drink to soothe an itchy throat?

Hot liquids.: Many things are used commonly. Hot salt water gargles, hot tea with honey. Otc preps like chloraseptic (a numbing medication) or guaifanesin (an expectorant) plus or minus dm (a cough suppressant). ...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


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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.

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.

Post nasal drip: You may have. Post nasal drip that is causing your cough and itchy throat. Use salt water nose drops several times a day. Go to sleep with a vaporizer and sleep on several pillows. Use vaporub on chest before you go to sleep. ...Read more

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Having itchy throat?

Having itchy throat?

Itchy throat: Itching in your throat can be an allergic reaction, either to food or less commonly to pollen, dust, etc. You can try an antihistamine for this. ...Read more

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What to take for a itchy throat?

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

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Itchy throat, should I be concerned?

Itchy throat, should I be concerned?

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

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Does popsicles help in itchy throat??

Give it a try: Popsicles are not a medication. These will not do any harm, so give it a try to see if it helps.
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What foods to eat to treat itchy throat?

Itchy throat: Your symptoms are likely due to allergies which may be food related. It's not about what foods to eat but what foods to avoid thAt may be causing the irritation. Keep a diary of your diet to identify the likely offenders and then exclude them from your diet. ...Read more

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What can I take to sooth my itchy throat?

What can I take to sooth my itchy throat?

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

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How can I get relief from an itchy throat?

How can I get relief from an itchy throat?

Antihistamines: Look at the labels for any antihistamine. This classification of medicines do precisely that: relief for itchy throats. ...Read more

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Dry itchy throat, what should I take for that?

Lozenges: There are plenty of throat lozenges and cough drops that can help. Other people like salt water gargles or tea with honey. If it's caused by allergies, an antihistamine can be useful. ...Read more

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My wife has a itchy throat and saying it hurts?

My wife has a itchy throat and saying it hurts?

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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What remedies do you suggest for an itchy throat?

Drinking fluids?: Good morning,
itchy throat is caused by irritation of the nerves of the throat which sends a signal to the brain that something is going on. It could be due to a local infection such as bacterial or viral infection, or due to inflammation from allergies or irritants. Postnasal drip coming out sinuses do have an irritant effect. Treating the cause, and drinking fluids, and using lozenges, can help. ...Read more

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How can you stop an itchy throat causing coughing?

How can you stop an itchy throat causing coughing?

Antihistamine: Try some otc antihistamine product. And if it does nothing for you, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get ride of a itchy throat?

Can I tell me how I can get ride of a itchy throat?

Natural remedies: Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey ; sip. ...Read more

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What can I do to get relief from dry and itchy throat?

What can I do to get relief from dry and itchy throat?

Saline: Your symptoms can be secondary to a cold or post nasal drip. Either way, a saline nasal spray should improve it. Also if you have allregies, treating them should help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an itchy throat that won't go away?

Food allergy: Itching is a common symptom of allergies. Frequently, throat itching is associated with food allergy called oral allergy syndrome from eating fresh fruits or veggies that cross react with pollen. Environmental allergies can lead to itching throat. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger and find a person relief. ...Read more

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Itchy throat when lying down. What OTC med should I take?

Scratchy throat: If the claritin is chronic medication for you try switching to zyrtec or benadryl (diphenhydramine) just to see if there is a difference as long as you have no contraindications. This could also be reflux or reaction fron your asthma medication. If it doesn't prove see your primary physician ...Read more

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I have an itchy throat and nothing is helping, please help?

I have an itchy throat and nothing is helping, please help?

Itchy throat: Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Itchy throat especially at night and morning. What can cause this?

Bedroom allergen: Most itchy throat is from food and particularly fruits from cross-sensivitiy to pollen. In your case, this appears to be related to something in your bedroom. (check for dust mite, , mold, or pet allergy). ...Read more

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Cold for 5 days, felt 100%, then had an itchy throat 2 days later... Could it be another cold?

Cold for 5 days, felt 100%, then had an itchy throat 2 days later... Could it be another cold?

Other possibilities: While you could have a persistent cold you could also be suffering from allergy symptoms. A lot of people confuse persistent cold symptoms with allergies. Symptoms include congestion, ear fullness, itching and post-nasal drip that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products). ...Read more

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How do you get ride of an itchy throat if you have alergys that caused it and medicine doesn't work?

How do you get ride of an itchy throat if you have alergys that caused it and medicine doesn't work?

Itchy throat: An itchy throat does not necessarily arise only from allergies, it may arise from post nasal drip, acid reflux (into the throat) or from other irritants and less common causes. The best policy is to be examined by an ear nose and throat doctor to determine whether there is reason to further treat for allergies or consider other causes to tailor a more effective treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat my itchy throat?

Options: Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Itchy throat. Making me cough?

Could be: Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed. **
or add 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve itchinessor a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are also helpful. ...Read more

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How to treat a dry, itchy throat?

How to treat a dry, itchy throat?

Try: Honey in lemon juice or sucking on honey lozenges. Even gargling with warm salt water (just enough salt to taste salty) might help. You might have post nasal drip and need a nose spray like Nasonex (mometasone) that just came over the counter if the throat remedies don't work. ...Read more

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Can there be a quick remedy for itchy throat?

Can there be a quick remedy for itchy throat?

Itchy throat: Garggle woth salt and water, it will soothe it, if you have nasal congestion, a saline nasal spray also helps. ...Read more

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For the symptoms of itchy throat coughing and weezeing what medication can I take?

For the symptoms of itchy throat coughing and weezeing what medication can I take?

Allergies/asthma: You may have allergies and/or asthma. Allergies can cause itchy throat, postnasal and hacking cough etc...Allergy meds such as claritin/zyrtec/benadryl may help. Nasal steroids are probably best, but need a prescription. Wheezing may suggest asthma and eval by doc is recommended. Asthma attack can be life-threatening and so please consult your doc asap...
Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy throat is a sign of tb?

Highly unlikely: There is almost no connection what so ever. Check with your doc about your concerns and discuss a cxr.

Itchy throat affects millions and they do not have tb. Relax. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry and itchy throat?

Dry itchy throat: Find out why. Is your bedroom low of humidity? Are you allergic to something. Perhaps you have a sick building syndrome at work or home. Perhaps someone could cleans you air ducts or an air filter would help. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a dry, itchy throat?

How can I get rid of a dry, itchy throat?

Home remedies: 46 year old with dry itchy throat - warm water brewed with honey and lemon several times per day, honey throat lozenges, warm tea. Gargling with warm salt water. Also OTC spray bottles with numbing properties. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of an itchy throat?

What can I do to get rid of an itchy throat?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines are very effective at helping relieve itching. The newer antihistamines such as claritin, zyrtec, allegra, xyzal, and Clarinex have less side effects than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and the other older ones. If itching worsens or there is associated swelling, see an allergist. They are uniquely qualified to find the cause so maybe you won't need to take medications. ...Read more

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How do I relieve my itchy throat due to allergies?

How do I relieve my itchy throat due to allergies?

It depends.: It is important to establish whether this is seasonal or year round. Are there any foods that make it worse (possible oral allergy syndrome)? Your family history, physical exam, skin test are also needed to make a diagnosis. Treatment will be determined after these work up. Making some suggestions to relieve itchy throat are not without risks. Please see a board certified allergy specialist ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of a itchy throat?

Some options: Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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I have dry cough and itchy throat. What should I do?

I have dry cough and itchy throat. What should I do?

Allergies: Itching in the roof of your mouth is a sign of some type of allergy, maybe to something you use right before bed or when you wake up.
Toothpaste or mouth wash?
You might try some otc Claritin (loratadine) to see if this helps. If not then see you pcp and see of you need an allergy test of the allergist consult.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of itchy throat causing coughing?

Care: Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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What will I do if I have a on and off itchy throat that makes me cough hard without a pleghm?

What will I do if I have a on and off itchy throat that makes me cough hard without a pleghm?

? Allergy: Affecting your upper airway and can still cause cough, you might be having upper/lower airway chronic inflammation, certain environmental triggers would stimulate your symptoms. See an ENT or an Allergist if you have one around, meanwhile, salt water gargles, saline nasal wash if you have congestion, and may be OTC less sedating antihistaminic, as loratadine, as needed would help, good luck ...Read more

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Itching Throat (Definition)

Uncomfortable sensation in pharynx. ...Read more