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What helps an Itchy Throat?

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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A throat itching can be because of allergies, allergic reaction, or early illness. It can aggravate the throat, causing it to feel scratchy and uncomfortable.

Causes

An allergic reaction occurs when a substance called an allergen triggers an immune system response in the body. The common allergy triggers that can cause an itchy throat include:

  • Animal Dander
  • Dust
  • Foods, such as peanut, dairy, or strawberries
  • Mold
  • Pollen

Inhaling pollutants cam also lead to an itchy throat which includes:

  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning products
  • Tobacco smoke or vapor
  • Pesticides

Symptoms

  • Itching
  • Swollen
  • Scratchy

If the itchy throat is accompanied by wheezing, difficulty breathing, and painful swallowing the immediate concern to doctor.

Diagnosis

The doctor may examine for:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Sinus or nasal drainage

Treatment

A medication is given to help to block the body’s inflammatory response.

Drink plenty of fluids and gargle with warm salt water and baking soda to help relieve inflammation.

Tags:  Allergies ,ENT - Ear Nose Throat,

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