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

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 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 doesnt prove see your primary physician ...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?

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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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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Itching Throat (Definition)

Itching throat is a clinical finding in which a person's throat feels irritated in a non-painful way, as if it ...Read more