Itchy Throat

An itchy throat is a common symptom of hay fever, food allergy, drug allergy, bacterial or viral infection, and acid reflux. Salt water gargle and drinking hot tea with honey and lemon might help soothe an itchy throat.

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Cetirizine and Paracetamol for Fever

Query: Hi doctor, When I have the fever, can I take Cetirizine in the morning and then Paracetamol in the afternoon?  Read Full »

Dr. Geethu Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You mentioned that you have the fever. You can use Paracetamol. You can take it up to three times a day and can stop if your temperature comes down. Now, coming to Cetirizine, it is used for allergy, cold, etc. If you are having a flu type of fever, that is, feve...  Read Full »

Can the cause for my itchy and burning throat with trouble swallowing be due to a food allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. Since yesterday, I am experiencing itching and burning sensations in my throat and mouth. I took the tablet Claritin, and it helped for a short duration. After the drug, I developed small, red, itchy bumps inside my mouth. I went to the ER, and they gave...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your history and pictures seem to be allergic pharyngitis (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Allergic pharyngitis is the inflammation of the back of the throat that usually causes throat discomfort, throat itching, and difficulty in sw...  Read Full »

Can nasal sprays and medications help with my itching and soreness in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I took hot steam inhalation directly from the stove without switching it off thrice daily for a month. I used Karvol plus, turmeric, and Zinda tilismath for steam inhalation. Can I have a chance of developing throat or lung cancer or any other type of cancer due to this process of steam ...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhika Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have allergic rhinitis. It occurs due to a hyper response to certain material such as dust. It presents with bouts of sneezing that occur more at a specific time in a day. Apart from dust, there are many other materials that can cause allergic rhinitis. The affected...  Read Full »

What causes chest tightness, throat itchiness, and the feeling of something stuck in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. For almost a month, I have been experiencing tightness of the chest, itchiness of the throat, and I feel there is something stuck in my throat. I am currently taking Zykast for the itchiness of the throat. I also have a health history of asthma and allergies.  Read Full »

Dr. Gadge Gauri Narendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have mentioned, you are worried about your symptoms. Considering your history and previous symptoms, you may be having asthma as well as pharyngitis at present. I would still advise you some investigations to confirm the diagnosis. If you have asthma, I will...  Read Full »

Are the symptoms of fever, cold and itchy throat due to tonsillitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. My height is 5'4, and my weight is 55 kg. Symptoms showed up this month. I woke up with a fever feeling cold, and a scratchy throat. I kept eating and drinking mainly fluids like soup and took Bioflu, which has 500 mg of Paracetamol twice a day every 6 hours...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can assist your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a sore throat, fever, cold, and difficulty in swallowing. According to the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) that is provided here,...  Read Full »

Kindly let me know some medicine for itchy throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. For the past month, I have been having some symptoms of asthmatic bronchitis such as wheezing, cough, etc. The symptoms have reduced now as I have been taking some medications. Right now, I have some itching sensation in my throat below my Adam's apple, causing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi. Welcome to We are here to help you. This itching like symptom is known as post nasal drip. The best medicine would be the use of anti-allergic combination like Levocetirizine and Montelukast once daily at night. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and t...  Read Full »

Can I take Levocet M for itchy throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a problem of nose block and my ENT surgeon suggested me to go for a nose operation. As per doctor instruction, operation of my nose was carried out before three months. Now my nose is almost fine, but still I feel that something is there in my throat. I also feel itchy throat and e...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms seem to suggest that you are suffering from allergy. Levocet M (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) is given for the same purpose. It is true that the medicine should be taken for a few months regularly. It has minimal side effects, like dryness of mouth, ...  Read Full »

Why do I get itchiness in the throat predominantly in the mornings?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing slight itchiness in my throat for the past one and a half months. I do not feel it at night while sleeping. In the morning, when I wake up and eat something, the itchiness or abrasion starts again. There is a slight redness in the throat and sometimes it pains...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need a few more details before we can come to a conclusion. Did you travel outside the country? Any contact with COVID positive patient? Did you take HCQS on your own or with a doctor's prescription? Have you completed the course? Do you smoke or drink? Is there t...  Read Full »

Will silent acid reflux result in swollen and itchy throat with cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a bit of silent reflux in the past, which I have been able to identify by some coughing in the night. However, this was usually associated with certain alcohol or foods and it has never been a problem. Then, I was a bit sick and I noticed I had developed an itchy throat and c...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of reflux which can cause laryngitis leading to sore throat and changes in voice. I will recommend you continue Lansoprazole, but if it is causing a problem then it can be changed to Esomeprazole, this salt may help. I will recommend star...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for itchy throat, nose and eyes with breathing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an allergic itchy nose and throat and sneezing all the time, itchy eyes and coughing with a different sound. And also sometimes I have difficulties with breathing and I keep having itching throat. I went to the doctors they always give me medication that does not stop the alle...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nasal congestion, running nose, itching of the nose, watering of eyes, sneezing, etc are classic symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Added to this breathing trouble, wheezing, mucus production in lower airways are signs of asthma which signifies allergies of deeper air t...  Read Full »

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