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What remedies do you suggest for an itchy throat?

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

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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What to do if I have an itchy throat that wont go away?

What to do if I have an itchy throat that wont 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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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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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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What is the best treatment for an itchy throat that also induces phlegm?

ANTIHISTAMIN//DECONG: Most of the time itchy throat and phlegm are due to allergy and antihistamines and decongestants may help the sumptoms. ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter medication to take for an itchy throat? I have a minor cough, particularly when I am in bed. I drink lots of fluids.

What is a good over-the-counter medication to take for an itchy throat? I have a minor cough, particularly when I am in bed. I drink lots of fluids.

Try antihistamine: Try otc antihistamine. More importantly, find out what may be triggering the itching and the cough. If the cough has been present for weeks or months, you may even have asthma. ...Read more

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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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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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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