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What Causes Tickle Cough
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
Developing a tickling cough at night. Worse when I lay on right side. Interferes with falling asleep. Possible causes?
Guava juice in particular caused me a very irritating tingling cough as a child, however this has stopped. I wonder why?
Grown out of it: You might have had allergy to guava as a child and you have grown out of it literally.So you should be happy you rjuice. ...Read more
After a cold or virus i experience an extreme tickling biting feeling in my stomach. It causes me to want to cough. It goes away after several weeks.
Inflammation: From your description here, it sounds like these viruses might be causing inflammation. This could persist for sometime giving you the sensation that u describe. This is especially true if you have asthma or someone in your family has it (which would give you a genetic link to the disease). Hopefully you have regular care with a primary doctor. If you have asthma, there are maintenance meds 2 take ...Read more
I've had a bad cough for about 2 weeks now the cough has improved but now i get a painful burning/tingling itch in my throat that causes me to gag/cry?
Possibilities...: This is possibly due to a musculoskeletal problem. Possibilities include muscle strain, cartilage inflammation, etc. The possible diagnoses of the cough include bronchitis, bronchospasm, gerd, sinus disorders, etc. See your doctor for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've got a dry/tickling cough that's persistent enough that every breath I take can trigger it. What's the best thing I can do to break it?
It depends on why: you have the cough. If you cough every time you take a breath, then it is pretty serious. If you have bronchitis, you need to be seen by healthcare provider to get proper treatment. Some cough drops (e.g. Ricola) or cough syrup can help. If you cough because you have severe acid reflux, or cancer, or runny nose/allergies, then you should treat the underlying condition first. ...Read more
Hi there, I have recently been travelling and had a chesty cough for weeks, that's cleared a bit but now I have a burning/ tingling sensation in my ch?
Burning/tingling: Is the burning and tingling on the skin of your chest or does it feel like it is coming from your lungs? I'm glad to hear the cough has cleared up a bit. If you develop a rash on your chest then go see a doctor within a day or two. Otherwise, likely the cough and the burning/tingling sensation will resolve in time. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have some tingling feeling in the chest by my lung area. I cough very dry coughs. Have been to GPs but they say all is fine. Must I be worried?
Chest tingling cough: Have you been evaluated for asthma, as that can present with dry cough. Was a xray done to check for mass? Consider costochondritis just inflammation of the rib joint but that is usually not associated with cough, could be mycoplasma infection responds to antibiotics, could be reflux responds to prevacid /ranitidine ( if not allergic) , rarely cardiac (check echo) f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
I get a burning tingling sensation on my upper back ( lung area) I do not have a cough, although I am a 'social smoker' for 20 years.
Whenever i cough excessively, theres a tingling sensation under the right ribcage around the lower abdomen area. its been like this for over months.
Lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). For a couple months now I have been having a cough, but only at night. It is kinda like a dry tickling cough. Do I need med change?
I have a tickling throat that makes me cough. This happens every night so what i can do about it?
I have sinus cold and when I sneeze I can't swallow right away or I choke and then need to cough causing a tingling feeling, or another sneeze.
Unusual: but if sneezing is causing the problem , you need to find out what is causing your sneezing. Have you seen an allergist yet? ...Read more
Antihistamines: The most common reason for having a throat tickle is allergy. You may or may not have runny/itchy eyes & nose with sneezing; but it is worth a try. Daily, non-sedating claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, or Allegra should do the trick. This may be a seasonal thing, or may be year round. If it is more of a constant thing, then switch your daily antihistamine every 2-3 months to maintain the effect. ...Read more
Have dry, tickling cough attacks in the night, tight lungs/chest, and hoarseness. What is this, and how should I treat it?
Could be asthma: Symptoms of cough that occur in cold air or at night could signal some mild asthma or allergies developing. See is being in warm bathroom with shower running to create a spa affect, try an over the counter antihistamine and if that does not help you should see your doctor. ...Read more
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