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My throat is itchy and stpped up nose. What is this?
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Allergy
The few symptoms that you described are classical symptoms consistent with allergic rhinitis.
The nasal congestion is due to engorgement of blood vessels in the side of the nasal cavity and swelling of the tissue around these vessels (called edema). These symptoms can be treated with otc antihistamines such as Claritin or allegra. If these meds do not help, see an allergist.

In brief: Allergy
The few symptoms that you described are classical symptoms consistent with allergic rhinitis.
The nasal congestion is due to engorgement of blood vessels in the side of the nasal cavity and swelling of the tissue around these vessels (called edema). These symptoms can be treated with otc antihistamines such as Claritin or allegra. If these meds do not help, see an allergist.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Dr. Patrick Melder
You can also see your local family doctor for help with these symptoms.
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Likely allergies
Itchy throat vs. Scratchy throat.
If it is itchy with stuffy nose ... Likely allergies - try some over the counter allergy meds: claritin/zyrtec. If it is scratchy with stuffy nose.. Likely a viral upper respiratory infection (cold)... Fluids and chicken soup :) !

In brief: Likely allergies
Itchy throat vs. Scratchy throat.
If it is itchy with stuffy nose ... Likely allergies - try some over the counter allergy meds: claritin/zyrtec. If it is scratchy with stuffy nose.. Likely a viral upper respiratory infection (cold)... Fluids and chicken soup :) !
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