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I have been Coughing, itchy throat, wheezing, and hard time breathing.

I have been Coughing, itchy throat, wheezing, and hard time breathing.

Shortness of breath: If you are short of breath and wheezing for the first time, you need to see a doctor now. If this has happened before and is worse than usual, see a doctor now. If you have trouble breathing when you sometimes cough, nasal congestion, but otherwise don't feel too bad, you can try soup, lozenges, and wait and see. Its a judgement call you have to make. If you are worried, then see the doctor and ask ...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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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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Left tonsil swollen itchy throat int for years. Many allergies. If wheezing and take albuterol, tonsil subsides. Allergy, asthma, tonsil connection?

Left tonsil swollen itchy throat int for years. Many allergies. If wheezing and take albuterol, tonsil subsides. Allergy, asthma, tonsil connection?

Possible reason: Albuterol dilates blood vessels, so I don't think there is a direct effect. I suspect that you are a mouth breather and may hyperventilate because of your anxiety and poorly controlled allergies and asthma. After you take albuterol, your hyperventilation decreases, resulting in less dry air irritating your mouth. See an allergist/immunologist to improve your condition. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy throat and ears?

What can cause an itchy throat and ears?

Allergies: Allergies or early signs of a cold are the most likely explanations. ...Read more

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I've had minor cough for the past week, not constant but more like when my throat starts to itch. What causes itchy throat? I drink plenty of fluids.

I've had minor cough for the past week, not constant but more like when my throat starts to itch. What causes itchy throat? I drink plenty of fluids.

Hard to tell: The most likely answer is a viral infection especially if the cough goes away after a few weeks and is not getting worse. However if persistent and worsening, you will need to see your dcotr. ...Read more

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Itching throat my throat is extremely itchy and feels like there is something in it. It has caused me not to be able to sleep what can I do to help this problem? Nothing else is wrong with me

Itching throat my throat is extremely itchy and feels like there is something in it. It has caused me not to be able to sleep what can I do to help this problem? Nothing else is wrong with me

You: You are likely dealing with allergies and/or post nasal drip. However that fact that you feel like there is something on your throat warrants a medical visit. In the meantime take a daily claritin, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for itchy throat when sneezing cause of allergies?

Antihistamine: Try some otc antihistamines since there is no good home remedies known yet. If this is related to eating certain foods/fruits, then avoidance would be the key. ...Read more

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What causes itchy throat like on the top of the roof after eating just felt itchy/scratchy at the moment what can I do to reduce itchiness?

What causes itchy throat like on the top of the roof after eating just felt itchy/scratchy at the moment what can I do to reduce itchiness?

Post nasal drip: Postnasal drip is caused by secretions from your sinuses and nasal passages, irritating the throat. However, thrush or a simple yeast / bacterial infection is another possibility, An exam by your primary doctor is recommended.
Hope you feel better. ...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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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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Could itchy throat be a cause of dry mouth?

Could itchy throat be a cause of dry mouth?

No: Not really but dryness will make itchy throat worse so you have to know the reason for your itchy throat. ...Read more

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Minor cough itchy throat started last week after I took expectorant/cough suppressant combination medicine to loosen mucus. Did the medicine cause it?

Minor cough itchy throat started last week after I took expectorant/cough suppressant combination medicine to loosen mucus. Did the medicine cause it?

Doubt it.: You took the med because you began to have symptoms and thus the worsening is a progression of whatever started your coughing in the first place. If the duration is over 2 weeks or the problem is worsening, see your family doc. ...Read more

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Hi I have an itchy mouth around both sides of the mouth it was over three hours after eating prawns and using cream very itchy throat as well causes?

? sulfite allergy: If you have eaten shrimps in the past with out any problem then it is most likely a Sulfite sensitivity but need to get a skin test to rule out Shrimp allergy anyway. ...Read more

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Have coughing fits from itchy throat for five weeks. Will almost cause vomiting. Allergy meds seem not to help. Cough stems from viral tonsillitis.

Have coughing fits from itchy throat for five weeks. Will almost cause vomiting. Allergy meds seem not to help. Cough stems from viral tonsillitis.

Post-viral cough: It is not unusual to have a persistent cough following a viral upper respiratory infection. This can due to inflammation of the windpipe (tracheitis) or throat irritation from a post-nasal drip. Treatment may include otc cough suppressants like Robitussin dm. You may need a stronger prescription cough med or a nasal med like a steroid nasal spray for a drip. Your pmd can decide which is best. ...Read more

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I used to have horrible allergies to cats. Throat close up, wheezing, itchy watery eyes. And now I have 3 cats and not a single reaction. What causes?

I used to have horrible allergies to cats. Throat close up, wheezing, itchy watery eyes. And now I have 3 cats and not a single reaction. What causes?

Cat allergieS: Two factors. 1- your age, with time, usually allergies tame down. 2- you may be less reactive to the cats you have, not all cats produce the same amount of allergens. You lucked out woth those three! ...Read more

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Can extreme stress/anxiety cause Reaction to both Advil/Aleve (itchy throat) & tylenol (stuffy/blocked nose & throat) all of a sudden, was ok with all?

Can extreme stress/anxiety cause Reaction to both Advil/Aleve (itchy throat) & tylenol (stuffy/blocked nose & throat) all of a sudden, was ok with all?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for help but see doctor first to rule out allergy, which can be dangerous. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Itchy throat (a little) ears itching, heart burn and some regurgitation, question is can heartburn cause itchy ears?

Not often: Laryngopharyngeal reflux can cause ear symptoms, usually one sided pain or pressure. Itching is not common although possible. Avoid qtip use and see someone who can look in the ears and rule out an otitis externa or eczema. ...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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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 prevent itchy throat while I am asleep?

Itchy throat: An itchy throat in your sleep can be secondary to post nasal drip or acid reflux. You need to see your doctor to determine which it is and treat it accordingly. ...Read more

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Itchy throat and back hurt when I take deep breath?

Itchy throat and back hurt when I take deep breath?

Allergies?: Do you also have trouble breathing? How about nasal congestion? You can have an itchy throat from nasal allergies, but also from a throat infection and the back pain can be from reactive airways from a cold or asthma. Too many possibilities, you really should get checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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What could I take for an itchy throat while breastfeeding?

What could I take for an itchy throat while breastfeeding?

What's the cause?: An equally important question is what is the cause for your itchy throat? If allergies, perhaps environmental prevention may prove useful--and not medication. If sinus infection, then an antibiotic may be required. As always, your pediatrician or ob-gyn is your best source to advise you for safe and effective treatment while breastfeeding. In the meantime, suck on a popsicle for temporary relief! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a persistent itchy throat and cough?

How do you get rid of a persistent itchy throat and cough?

Identify trigger: Coughing may be related to itching of the throat. While an antihistamine may decrease the itching, the best long term approach would be to see an allergist to perform testing to identify the trigger. ...Read more

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Why does just regular coca-cola help my itchy throat due to allergies?

Post-nasal drip?: Good morning,
that is an interesting question which I have not been asked in the forty years of practice. I can only postulate that effect of cold liquid washing down the post-nasal drip, thus relieving the irritation in the back of the throat. I would like to know if you find relief of sneezing after drinking coca-cola. In that case, it may have effect on the allergy itself. Good discussion. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do to get rid of an itchy throat due to smoking?

Please tell me what to do to get rid of an itchy throat due to smoking?

Outside of stopping: Smoking, you mean? The answer to that is not much. Cough drops etc will have some soothing effect for a while, but the only thing that will help it truly is giving up putting poisonous smoke into your body, which not only makes it itchy, but causes emphysema, bronchitis, heart attack, stroke, cancer and many many other equally unpleasant things. Your body is giving you a message, listen to it. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough and itchy throat. Is there any remedy or cure to recover.?

I have a dry cough and itchy throat. Is there any remedy or cure to recover.?

Possibly: This may be allergy exacerbation. If you have no contraindications you can try an otc antihistamine to see if it helps. If not you should see your primary ...Read more

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Itchy throat, chest congestion every night for 1 week, what medicine should I take?

Itchy throat, chest congestion every night for 1 week, what medicine should I take?

Post nasal drip: OTC antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec may be beneficial along with warm water gargling to remove accumulated mucous, If not relieved with 1 week- seek a medical exam. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my sore/itchy throat is not getting better., what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my sore/itchy throat is not getting better., what do you suggest?

Doctor visit: This could be caused by allergies, reflux, infection or a mass. Only a health care provider can help sort this out. ...Read more

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I'm having a dry cough accompanied with itchy throat what is over-the-counter med for these?

See a physician: You should consult a physician. You did not mention what triggers your cough. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and neti potty sinus rinse can help. Consult a physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

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Itching Throat (Definition)

Uncomfortable sensation in pharynx. ...Read more