Itchy Throat

jessdavisva Community Member June 03, 2007
  • Of all the allergy symptoms I have, an itchy throat is the most bothersome for me. The only relief is when I can eat something and I cannot eat all day. Anyone have any suggestions?

    I am currently taking Claritin and it's not doing its job!

186 Comments
  • James Thompson, MD
    Health Pro
    Apr. 23, 2008

     

    Hi,

     

    I am a board certified allergist in the Chicago area. I see many patients with similar complaints. I generally ask them several questions (over about 20 minutes) that detail the frequency, duration and pattern of symptoms. I ask about other nasal allergy symptoms (runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing etc.). It is important to establish whether...

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    Hi,

     

    I am a board certified allergist in the Chicago area. I see many patients with similar complaints. I generally ask them several questions (over about 20 minutes) that detail the frequency, duration and pattern of symptoms. I ask about other nasal allergy symptoms (runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing etc.). It is important to establish whether this is seasonal or year round. Are there any foods that make it worse (possible oral allergy syndrome)? What is in your environment (pets, old sofa, carpets...)

     

     I inquire about family history of allergy or other problems. Are there other medications, prescribed or non -prescribed, being taken? A physical exam is done focusing on the upper airway and throat. The chest is also evaluated for signs of asthma. The skin is examined for allergic signs or rash.

     

    Skin testing is done to look for allergic triggers (pollen, mold, animal dander, dust mite, insects, and food).

     

    A comprehensive evaluation by a board certified allergist should be done.

     

    A lot of interesting suggestions for treatment have already been made. The problem is your diagnosis has not been made. Some of the suggestions are not without risks (despite some of the drugs being over the counter).  They all have potential side effects. The benefits from some of them may outweigh the risk if they are taken for the correct diagnosis.

     

    Severe throat swelling may be life-threatening. The trigger of your throat symptoms should be identified.

     

    Perhaps you have environmental allergy or possibly there is a food or drug allergy, or something else. A thorough evaluation by a qualified doctor is indicated. Delay in diagnosing your problem may be risky for you. My advice is for you to see an allergist at your earliest convenience.

     

    J. Thompson, MD

    • Anonymous
      Suliman Akbarzai
      Jun. 14, 2008

      i have the same problem and i use a mouth wash named Gargalyne and zyrtec works fine but you have to gargle more then often in order to save your throat .. zyrtec works  fine bt sometimes it does not work at all .

    • Anonymous
      mena
      Oct. 03, 2009

      hi i have read your note and i suffer from exactly the same symptoms. I went to see my doctor but he said it was nothing and it was probable hayfever.However, ive never had hayfever and the itching is getiing really irritating. ive had it for about 3 months now, and the symptoms are itching at the top back of my mouth, itchy nose and years, and i cought mostly...

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      hi i have read your note and i suffer from exactly the same symptoms. I went to see my doctor but he said it was nothing and it was probable hayfever.However, ive never had hayfever and the itching is getiing really irritating. ive had it for about 3 months now, and the symptoms are itching at the top back of my mouth, itchy nose and years, and i cought mostly at night-when i do cough it feels like there is a fur ball stuck in my throat . i have never really had any allergies and i am really worried as i do not know what is causing all these symptoms. Thanks

    • James Thompson, MD
      Health Pro
      Oct. 04, 2009

      Hi Mena,

       

      Your symptom complex sounds a lot like allergic rhinitis (typically called hay fever). There are many discussions about allergic rhinitis on this HealthCentral site. You should see a board certified allergist as soon as you can. If you are in an HMO ask your primary doctor for a referral to an allergist. There are specific medications which...

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      Hi Mena,

       

      Your symptom complex sounds a lot like allergic rhinitis (typically called hay fever). There are many discussions about allergic rhinitis on this HealthCentral site. You should see a board certified allergist as soon as you can. If you are in an HMO ask your primary doctor for a referral to an allergist. There are specific medications which may be very helpful to you but first your trigger factors must be identified. Food allergy is doubtful..., but yet possible. Your entire history, regarding this problem should be reviewed, followed by a physical exam and skin testing.

       

      Good Luck!

       

      J. Thompson, MD

    • Anonymous
      Nicole
      Feb. 08, 2010

      I 'm  a singer and lately I don't know what's going on, I start singing and all of a sudden I start coughing and my throat starts itching, I feel like if someone is choking me and I have to stop singing, Do you recomend me any medicine or something for this. please help me!.

    • James Thompson, MD
      Health Pro
      Feb. 08, 2010

      Hi Nicole,

       

      I'm sorry, I cannot recommend a treatment through this medium. You should be evaluated by an Ear Nose and Throat doctor or allergist. Many more questions need to be answered and you need to have your throat and sinuses checked.

       

      See if you can do this right away.

      Let me know how it goes if you can.

       

      Best Wishes!

       

      J. Thompson...

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      Hi Nicole,

       

      I'm sorry, I cannot recommend a treatment through this medium. You should be evaluated by an Ear Nose and Throat doctor or allergist. Many more questions need to be answered and you need to have your throat and sinuses checked.

       

      See if you can do this right away.

      Let me know how it goes if you can.

       

      Best Wishes!

       

      J. Thompson

    • kane
      Jul. 12, 2010

      My dry cough due to itching throat started when I was prescribe Lisinopril a blood pressure medicine. I thought once me body got use to the medicine it would stop. I was wrong it became bad I would have coughing choking attacks every 15 to 30 minute. my doctor change my blood pressure med to amlodipine besylate. the itchy throat and cough slowly desipated,...

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      My dry cough due to itching throat started when I was prescribe Lisinopril a blood pressure medicine. I thought once me body got use to the medicine it would stop. I was wrong it became bad I would have coughing choking attacks every 15 to 30 minute. my doctor change my blood pressure med to amlodipine besylate. the itchy throat and cough slowly desipated, although it hasn't completly went away. I have itchy throat, itchy inner ear, dry cough, and my skin always itch. I need help

    • Anonymous
      nidhi
      Jul. 21, 2010

      Hi James,

      My mother-in-law and husband suffer from itchy throat and chest congestion and also from cough and after 4-5 days the fever starts to come. It starts with little pain in the throat and then lot of cough and by day 3 the cough increases so much that they can hardly speak anything, whenever they do so the cough starts and I can hardly hear them....

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      Hi James,

      My mother-in-law and husband suffer from itchy throat and chest congestion and also from cough and after 4-5 days the fever starts to come. It starts with little pain in the throat and then lot of cough and by day 3 the cough increases so much that they can hardly speak anything, whenever they do so the cough starts and I can hardly hear them.

      Both of them have such infections during the season change like they have it right now and also had it in march this year.

      When the fever starts to come in it comes as 100C then goes to 101 and then if they take Crocin/Combiflame the fever goes down but the infection still remains and the fever starts to come back after 8 hours of the medicine.

       

      I took them to doctor but he gave some very strong antibiotic and cough syrups and now both of them can not feel any taste!!! they have dry throat and no taste.

      Doctor told to give lemonade, but please tell me if it is fine to have juices??

      Any other thing that will help other than medicines??

    • ALIYA
      Oct. 22, 2010

      HI , YOUR NOTE WAS MOST INFORMATIVE.  I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING WITH AN ITCHY THROAT AND EARS FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL ALLERGISTS, ENT SPECIALISTS WHO HAVE CONDUCTED VARIOUS TESTS BUT NOT MADE ANY CONCLUSIVE DIAGNOSIS.  I VE BEEN TOLD THAT I  HAVE AN ALLERGY AND I HAVE TO LIVE IT WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE AND CONTROL IT WITH TAKING...

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      HI , YOUR NOTE WAS MOST INFORMATIVE.  I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING WITH AN ITCHY THROAT AND EARS FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL ALLERGISTS, ENT SPECIALISTS WHO HAVE CONDUCTED VARIOUS TESTS BUT NOT MADE ANY CONCLUSIVE DIAGNOSIS.  I VE BEEN TOLD THAT I  HAVE AN ALLERGY AND I HAVE TO LIVE IT WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE AND CONTROL IT WITH TAKING ANTI HISTAMINES ON A REGULAR BASIS. IS THAT CORRECT? I DO NOT FEEL RIGHT ABOUT BEING ON A DRUG FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.  I KEEP CHANGING THE BRAND AS EACH STOPS WORKING AFTER A WHILE.

    • ALIYA
      Oct. 22, 2010

      HI , YOUR NOTE WAS MOST INFORMATIVE.  I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING WITH AN ITCHY THROAT AND EARS FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL ALLERGISTS, ENT SPECIALISTS WHO HAVE CONDUCTED VARIOUS TESTS BUT NOT MADE ANY CONCLUSIVE DIAGNOSIS.  I VE BEEN TOLD THAT I  HAVE AN ALLERGY AND I HAVE TO LIVE IT WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE AND CONTROL IT WITH TAKING...

      RHMLucky777

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      HI , YOUR NOTE WAS MOST INFORMATIVE.  I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING WITH AN ITCHY THROAT AND EARS FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL ALLERGISTS, ENT SPECIALISTS WHO HAVE CONDUCTED VARIOUS TESTS BUT NOT MADE ANY CONCLUSIVE DIAGNOSIS.  I VE BEEN TOLD THAT I  HAVE AN ALLERGY AND I HAVE TO LIVE IT WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE AND CONTROL IT WITH TAKING ANTI HISTAMINES ON A REGULAR BASIS. IS THAT CORRECT? I DO NOT FEEL RIGHT ABOUT BEING ON A DRUG FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.  I KEEP CHANGING THE BRAND AS EACH STOPS WORKING AFTER A WHILE.

    • Anonymous
      Elaine
      May. 18, 2011

        I agree most of us here should see an allergist. I did do just that and was told I should take symbicort and have a cat scan of my sinuses. First off, I have a problem with this: I cannot afford a cat scan or an allergy test since I have no insurance. Should I just continue to suffer and cough my head off? I cannot shake this thing and I am tired of...

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        I agree most of us here should see an allergist. I did do just that and was told I should take symbicort and have a cat scan of my sinuses. First off, I have a problem with this: I cannot afford a cat scan or an allergy test since I have no insurance. Should I just continue to suffer and cough my head off? I cannot shake this thing and I am tired of it.Allegra helps more than most otc stuff.

          I have been told I have allergies, asthma, broncitus, copd, pnumonia etc... I think I have allergies and asthma. When I cough due to this tickle in my throat, it is because I am having drainage at the back of my throat. I have tried everything. Neti pots, ocean water spray, prescriptions, breathing treatments and prednisone to name a few. Steroids help until I stop them. I am tired of being sick. I am also considering the notion that it might be my apartment. Lots of people in my building smoke and I can often smell it.

    • Anonymous
      slm 1972
      Dec. 13, 2011

      I have this irritating itchy throat. Its not sore & I have no difficulty with swallowing, eating, or coughing. I dont notice any stuffy nose, watery eyes, itchy ears. I only have an itchy throat. It comes & goes. My throat is not red but my tonsils are slightly swollen. No puss noted. It feels like I have a hair in my throat but none is seen.

    • James Thompson, MD
      Health Pro
      Dec. 16, 2011

      Hi SLM,

       

      Your itchy throat may be the result of a number of processes I referred to in earlier comments. The fact that it bothers you and recurs warrants further evaluation by an allergist and/or ENT specialist. Get an appointment at your earliest convenience. The lack of other signs of hay fever (allergic rhinitis) does not rule it out.

       

      Good Luck...

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      Hi SLM,

       

      Your itchy throat may be the result of a number of processes I referred to in earlier comments. The fact that it bothers you and recurs warrants further evaluation by an allergist and/or ENT specialist. Get an appointment at your earliest convenience. The lack of other signs of hay fever (allergic rhinitis) does not rule it out.

       

      Good Luck

       

      J. Thompson, MD

    • Anonymous
      amy smith
      Jan. 08, 2012

      my throat itshes its been hurting for the last few days but now it feels like i swolled a cat i dont have any animals no alergys to fruit vegstables or nuts i have tryed 

      cough drops and drinking alot of stuff but it wont get better does any one know whats wrong with me?

    • Anonymous
      amy
      Jan. 08, 2012

      my throat itshes its been hurting for the last few days but now it feels like i swolled a cat i dont have any animals no alergys to fruit vegstables or nuts i have tryed 

      cough drops and drinking alot of stuff but it wont get better does any one know whats wrong with me?

  • Victor
    Nov. 06, 2014

    I've had the itch for about 2 years now, so far my doctors have been unable to find a solution. A throat specialist told me that it could be another medication causeing this, my doctor changed my BP medication to something else but no avail.

    I can go through the whole day and nothing! but as soon as I decide to take a nap or go to sleep POW!! just hits me and...

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    I've had the itch for about 2 years now, so far my doctors have been unable to find a solution. A throat specialist told me that it could be another medication causeing this, my doctor changed my BP medication to something else but no avail.

    I can go through the whole day and nothing! but as soon as I decide to take a nap or go to sleep POW!! just hits me and it moves from one side to the other and it happens every where not just my house! anybody out there! I'm miserable HELP!!!Frown

    • Dr.Swapnil
      Nov. 18, 2014
      Looks like you have the problem of post nasal drip.. Mostly because of chronic sinusitis.. Get the steam inhalation 2-3 times a day.. Hopefully you will see the results in a week
  • tedeva
    Oct. 22, 2014

    I have random itch on back of throat that causes gag reflux and I would cough it out and one eye would water.  Used to be my left eye, now its my right eye that's watering.  It doesn't last long, maybe a couple mins here and there.  It happens anywhere.  Mostly indoors and not so much outdoors.  What remedies would help?  Its really...

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    I have random itch on back of throat that causes gag reflux and I would cough it out and one eye would water.  Used to be my left eye, now its my right eye that's watering.  It doesn't last long, maybe a couple mins here and there.  It happens anywhere.  Mostly indoors and not so much outdoors.  What remedies would help?  Its really an annoying symptom.  And I have braces and I just cannot eat those cough drops all the time.  It happens a lot when I'm in bed that I have to sometimes get up to stop the gagging feel and to catch my breath.

    • Kathi  MacNaughton
      Health Pro
      Nov. 05, 2014

      Triggering the gag reflex is not uncommon when you cough harshly and for a few minutes at a time. An itchy throat is irritating and can trigger the cough.

       

      Everyone responds differently to different medications, and there are many choices when it comes to treating allergies. I would recommend you speak with your personal physician about your symptoms...

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      Triggering the gag reflex is not uncommon when you cough harshly and for a few minutes at a time. An itchy throat is irritating and can trigger the cough.

       

      Everyone responds differently to different medications, and there are many choices when it comes to treating allergies. I would recommend you speak with your personal physician about your symptoms and have a frank discussion about your options, so that you can find the best course of action.

       

      Be aware, though, that treating allergies is often a bit of a trial and error process, until you find the right plan of care for YOU.

       

      To your health,

      Kathi

  • Ann
    Ann
    Sep. 29, 2014

    I have tried Zitec and other anti-histamines and they just dont work. My itchy palat, sneezing and itchy ear is definatley seasonal - always in the Autumn and I did wonder if it was due to spores and mould. However sometimes after I have eaten something, my palate can itch like crazy..often if I eat none organic fruit - must be the sprays... so what works for...

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    I have tried Zitec and other anti-histamines and they just dont work. My itchy palat, sneezing and itchy ear is definatley seasonal - always in the Autumn and I did wonder if it was due to spores and mould. However sometimes after I have eaten something, my palate can itch like crazy..often if I eat none organic fruit - must be the sprays... so what works for me...honey! It always brings immediate relief....even honey lozengers ... 

  • Gonzaga
    Jul. 01, 2013

    I have itchy throat for almost 2 years, cough and cold, sometimes a little bit pain in my upper back. But I've never been sick like chronic fever,vomiting blood and all symptoms of lung problems. I thought it was an asthma but my respiration is normal. What causes of this itchy throat and what should I do to stop itching?

  • Anonymous
    sarah
    Aug. 19, 2012

    i had an itchy throat due to allergies and i found that an herbal "candy" called horehound helped within seconds.

     

  • Anonymous
    allergy sufferer
    Aug. 19, 2012

    These are temporary relief, but if you have itchy throat, burning eyes and itchy ears and stuffy nose even temporary relief helps.

     

    I learned this one in college...take lemonade (the real kind) and heat it up like you would tea...add honey to it as well.  very soothing.

     

    Hot and sour soup...tried that yesterday went back outside with these...

    RHMLucky777

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    These are temporary relief, but if you have itchy throat, burning eyes and itchy ears and stuffy nose even temporary relief helps.

     

    I learned this one in college...take lemonade (the real kind) and heat it up like you would tea...add honey to it as well.  very soothing.

     

    Hot and sour soup...tried that yesterday went back outside with these symptoms...for about a half hour I had no discomfort or stuffiness.

     

    Someone else told me that if you get raw honey from the area you live in, it will help with your allergy symptoms.

  • Anonymous
    allergy sufferer
    Aug. 19, 2012

    These are temporary relief, but if you have itchy throat, burning eyes and itchy ears and stuffy nose even temporary relief helps.

     

    I learned this one in college...take lemonade (the real kind) and heat it up like you would tea...add honey to it as well.  very soothing.

     

    Hot and sour soup...tried that yesterday went back outside with these...

    RHMLucky777

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    These are temporary relief, but if you have itchy throat, burning eyes and itchy ears and stuffy nose even temporary relief helps.

     

    I learned this one in college...take lemonade (the real kind) and heat it up like you would tea...add honey to it as well.  very soothing.

     

    Hot and sour soup...tried that yesterday went back outside with these symptoms...for about a half hour I had no discomfort or stuffiness.

     

    Someone else told me that if you get raw honey from the area you live in, it will help with your allergy symptoms.

  • Anonymous
    Bill DeShawn
    Aug. 07, 2012

    My wife had the same symptoms.  For the itchy throat, Claritin did not work for her.  But Allegra did.  I hope this helps.

     

  • meandle
    Feb. 13, 2012

    can i take nasatapp and cetirizine together? my throat is very itchy and i feel clogged in the nose. these were prescribed seperately to me by my doctor when i went to him on seperate occasions. tnx

  • RADHAKRISHNAN
    Feb. 06, 2012

    I have been dealing with this problem for 2 years!! I've tried Citrizen tablets... - all seemed to help, but not much. I've rubbed my tongue so vigorously against the roof of my mouth at night, that I wake myself up and unable to resist the urge, still I continue to do it moments more. I experience seasonal callouses because of it at the roof of my mouth and...

    RHMLucky777

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    I have been dealing with this problem for 2 years!! I've tried Citrizen tablets... - all seemed to help, but not much. I've rubbed my tongue so vigorously against the roof of my mouth at night, that I wake myself up and unable to resist the urge, still I continue to do it moments more. I experience seasonal callouses because of it at the roof of my mouth and the occassional swelling.Due to this i am  also facing the cold,running nose,sneezing problem  Because of this and fear that my throat will become too swollen, I have tried to find ways to stop the itching. Still i unable to find the way ,Please let me know the way to prevent this itching

  • RADHAKRISHNAN
    Feb. 06, 2012

    I have been dealing with this problem for 2 years!! I've tried Citrizen tablets... - all seemed to help, but not much. I've rubbed my tongue so vigorously against the roof of my mouth at night, that I wake myself up and unable to resist the urge, still I continue to do it moments more. I experience seasonal callouses because of it at the roof of my mouth and...

    RHMLucky777

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    I have been dealing with this problem for 2 years!! I've tried Citrizen tablets... - all seemed to help, but not much. I've rubbed my tongue so vigorously against the roof of my mouth at night, that I wake myself up and unable to resist the urge, still I continue to do it moments more. I experience seasonal callouses because of it at the roof of my mouth and the occassional swelling.Due to this i am  also facing the cold,running nose,sneezing problem  Because of this and fear that my throat will become too swollen, I have tried to find ways to stop the itching. Still i unable to find the way ,Please let me know the way to prevent this itching

  • vikky
    Jan. 08, 2012

    have u tried allegra. its good for me. there is also a high blood pressure tab.

    good luck.

  • vikky
    Jan. 08, 2012

    have u tried allegra. its good for me. there is also a high blood pressure tab.

    good luck.

  • Anonymous
    Rose
    Oct. 14, 2011

    Hi  Everyone.

     

    I get itchy and sore mouth and throat and was told I had oral food allergy.  if you are allergic to grass pollen and birch pollen, this can cause a protein that is in some foods to cause you these symptons.  Mine are apples, oranges, tangerines and pears.  However, these could be different for other people.  Once,...

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    Hi  Everyone.

     

    I get itchy and sore mouth and throat and was told I had oral food allergy.  if you are allergic to grass pollen and birch pollen, this can cause a protein that is in some foods to cause you these symptons.  Mine are apples, oranges, tangerines and pears.  However, these could be different for other people.  Once, you know what makes your mouth and throat feel this way, it is easy to avoid these foods altogether.

     

    I also get a very sore and burning throat when I go out side when the pollen count is very high.  It hits me as soon as  I go out the door.  To help with this I wear scarves over my mouth and nose.  Does anyone else get this problem, and if so, how do they solve it.  I take a couple of puffs of my Symbicort inhaler before I go outside to help my airways too.

     

    RoseCool

  • Anonymous
    Rose
    Oct. 14, 2011

    Hi  Everyone.

     

    I get itchy and sore mouth and throat and was told I had oral food allergy.  if you are allergic to grass pollen and birch pollen, this can cause a protein that is in some foods to cause you these symptons.  Mine are apples, oranges, tangerines and pears.  However, these could be different for other people.  Once,...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi  Everyone.

     

    I get itchy and sore mouth and throat and was told I had oral food allergy.  if you are allergic to grass pollen and birch pollen, this can cause a protein that is in some foods to cause you these symptons.  Mine are apples, oranges, tangerines and pears.  However, these could be different for other people.  Once, you know what makes your mouth and throat feel this way, it is easy to avoid these foods altogether.

     

    I also get a very sore and burning throat when I go out side when the pollen count is very high.  It hits me as soon as  I go out the door.  To help with this I wear scarves over my mouth and nose.  Does anyone else get this problem, and if so, how do they solve it.  I take a couple of puffs of my Symbicort inhaler before I go outside to help my airways too.

     

    RoseCool

  • luciddreamer
    Aug. 31, 2011

    I have violent cough attacks at work, i think the people think i am going to throw up on our parts, but  sucking on cough drops help some, but i have to stay under a fan to keep me cool. I use my bronchial inhaler take cough medicine, and drink plenty of water &eating raw local honey, but right now, i am finding that sucking on a lemon is helping me...

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    I have violent cough attacks at work, i think the people think i am going to throw up on our parts, but  sucking on cough drops help some, but i have to stay under a fan to keep me cool. I use my bronchial inhaler take cough medicine, and drink plenty of water &eating raw local honey, but right now, i am finding that sucking on a lemon is helping me as i type this. 

     

  • randy
    Mar. 30, 2011

    neti pot is the best thing for your nose and throat

  • Hevrgo2409
    Mar. 03, 2011

    When you brush your teeth used your toothbrush to also scratch your throat.

  • Anonymous
    Ruth Venis.
    Feb. 01, 2011

    I have been suffering from severe  itching of the roof of my mouth 4 nearly 2yrs now + after being on at least 4 types of allergy tabs the symtoms remain. Iam at my wits end to find some relief. sometimes the itching goes in to my throat + ears but foremost its in my palat. Ive had allergy tests which show iam severely allergic to dustmites. antihistermins...

    RHMLucky777

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    I have been suffering from severe  itching of the roof of my mouth 4 nearly 2yrs now + after being on at least 4 types of allergy tabs the symtoms remain. Iam at my wits end to find some relief. sometimes the itching goes in to my throat + ears but foremost its in my palat. Ive had allergy tests which show iam severely allergic to dustmites. antihistermins have helped with the streaming nose. watery itchy eyes. x

  • Anonymous
    Ruth Venis.
    Feb. 01, 2011

    I have been suffering from severe  itching of the roof of my mouth 4 nearly 2yrs now + after being on at least 4 types of allergy tabs the symtoms remain. Iam at my wits end to find some relief. sometimes the itching goes in to my throat + ears but foremost its in my palat. Ive had allergy tests which show iam severely allergic to dustmites. antihistermins...

    RHMLucky777

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    I have been suffering from severe  itching of the roof of my mouth 4 nearly 2yrs now + after being on at least 4 types of allergy tabs the symtoms remain. Iam at my wits end to find some relief. sometimes the itching goes in to my throat + ears but foremost its in my palat. Ive had allergy tests which show iam severely allergic to dustmites. antihistermins have helped with the streaming nose. watery itchy eyes. x

  • Anonymous
    Jillian
    Dec. 11, 2010

    the only thing that works is Flonase or Veramist for itching and stuffiness. They are prescription but stay in your nose andnot your body and help tremendously and completely. sometimes eating ices helps the itching too but just temporarily

  • antoinette sia
    Oct. 28, 2010

    does anybody experience coughing with their allergy symptoms?  Sometimes i get a cough that sounds like it has mucus and sometimes dry...

     

    also, did anybody here of food allergies that come up after you eat meals?  I have the same thing with the coughing/mucus sounds after i eat anything!!  this is so annoying...when i went to the doctor...

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    does anybody experience coughing with their allergy symptoms?  Sometimes i get a cough that sounds like it has mucus and sometimes dry...

     

    also, did anybody here of food allergies that come up after you eat meals?  I have the same thing with the coughing/mucus sounds after i eat anything!!  this is so annoying...when i went to the doctor he told me that it was acid reflux!!

     

    Help anybody!!

  • MJMIZLA
    Sep. 15, 2010

    WHEN EATING A FRUIT THAT YOU MAY BE ALLERGIC TO ......I DATED  A MAN WHO EATS ALOT OF MELON SAYTS TO EAT 4 OREO COOKIES , MAKES YOU FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER SO LETS PUT IT ALL TO THE TEST 1,2,3,4,!!!

     

     

    DONT FORGET THE MILK!!

     

  • Anonymous
    foshizh
    Aug. 07, 2010

    i know it helps when i eat some kinda of bread. It helps soothe it and tastes good. Fruits and some juice veggies cause the irritation and some types may make it flare up more than others, watch out for what you eat to distinguish which food is causing the reaction and try a different brand or fruit.

  • Anonymous
    snifty
    Jul. 14, 2010

    I have been dealing with this problem for years!!  I've tried zyrtec, claratin, benadryl...you name the otc ingestible drug and I've tried it - all seemed to help, but not much.  I've rubbed my tongue so vigorously against the roof of my mouth at night, that I wake myself up and unable to resist the urge, still I continue to do it moments more. ...

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    I have been dealing with this problem for years!!  I've tried zyrtec, claratin, benadryl...you name the otc ingestible drug and I've tried it - all seemed to help, but not much.  I've rubbed my tongue so vigorously against the roof of my mouth at night, that I wake myself up and unable to resist the urge, still I continue to do it moments more.  I experience seasonal callouses because of it at the roof of my mouth and the occassional swelling. Because of this and fear that my throat will become too swollen, I have tried to find ways to stop the itching. One instant reliever that works for a bit turned out to be chloraseptic spray.  In addition to that on my bedstand, I have a humidifier which I've read helps too (still testing it).  The allergies are awful but thank goodness I only have to deal with them during the summer months.. I look forward to relocating one day - maybe to the desert to be rid of the problem completely.

  • Anonymous
    mohamed(pharmac...
    May. 14, 2010

    for itchy throat i try every thing but without benefit !

    i tried kenacort injection from 2 days it works with me i think it is better than anything else

    • Annette
      May. 19, 2014

      Hi.  I have read many of your suggestions on what to take for a itchy throat.  Mine comes on in about May when the grasses start pollinating-  last through the Russian olive trees and then I'm good again for a few months.  The itchy throat and ears make me so irritible and sleeping happens in spurts of 2 to 4 hours at a time. ...

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      Hi.  I have read many of your suggestions on what to take for a itchy throat.  Mine comes on in about May when the grasses start pollinating-  last through the Russian olive trees and then I'm good again for a few months.  The itchy throat and ears make me so irritible and sleeping happens in spurts of 2 to 4 hours at a time.  I am wondering about the Kenacort injections someone said to try-  Is that any relation to kenalog and is it a steroid injection?  My dad swears by these but doctors are not willing to give them often because of bone loss when you get older.  Allegra works the best for me for any other allergy symptoms and I often sleep with a wash cloth over my eyes trying to cool the face and hope to keep stuff out of the throat.  There's got to be SOMETHING that will help calm the nerves long enough to get some sleep-  the older I get the more I have mild asthma symptoms coming on as well.  Allergies are so miserable!!

      I will take any advice!

       

  • eyem
    May. 13, 2010

    Make sure it is real honey with the comb in it. Usually it is more expensive. It it supposed to calm allergies and calm an itchy throat that makes you cough. It worked for me.

    • Anonymous
      Marie
      Jul. 01, 2010

      I have terrible allergies especially in the summer, and I have found that only allegra helps for the most part. I am also taking flonase on the really bad days and benadryl a couple times a day as well. that is the only allergy medicine that I can safely take with allegra as I am told. I have tried claritin, zyrtec and several others in the past and one i can't...

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      I have terrible allergies especially in the summer, and I have found that only allegra helps for the most part. I am also taking flonase on the really bad days and benadryl a couple times a day as well. that is the only allergy medicine that I can safely take with allegra as I am told. I have tried claritin, zyrtec and several others in the past and one i can't remember but i was only able to take it for a week and it caused insomnia; something about major liver damage if i continued to take it too much longer than that. Now I am having a terrible itchy throat and my inner ears are itching like crazy. After reading about the whole food crossing with a major allergy of mine, I was like oh wow, I ate some cantalope today, maybe thats why my throat is itching like crazy now. I wish there was a list of food that goes with certain allergens list. I allergic to alot of stuff including grass, pets, dust, and pollen of all sorts. The gum does help a little and so does sucking on candy or cough drops.  Just curious the honey with the comb is that something i eat just when my throat and ears itch or is it a daily thing? Any other ideas?

    • Mindy
      Aug. 03, 2010

      Yeah, I have found that local honey works too. There is more evidence for it here: http://hayfeversolutions.com/natural-remedies/interesting-articles/honey-and-hayfever.html

  • Anonymous
    upatnight
    May. 11, 2010

    look it's 5:50 am. i am not one to be woken up from sleeping. I keep coughing, but to me it seems that the cough is just a reaction to itching in the throat. I can't squeeze the throat low enough to scratch it, so it seems it could even be 'the top of my lungs' where it connects to the throat. After drinking 'coolburst' cough syrup and not feeling any relief,...

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    look it's 5:50 am. i am not one to be woken up from sleeping. I keep coughing, but to me it seems that the cough is just a reaction to itching in the throat. I can't squeeze the throat low enough to scratch it, so it seems it could even be 'the top of my lungs' where it connects to the throat. After drinking 'coolburst' cough syrup and not feeling any relief, i wok up and checked the internet. Those who said "eating something" caught my interest. Anyway, pasta and freezing cold water didn't do the trick, but on my way back upstairs I grabbed a banana. It works. First, you can itch your throat by swallowing diff. size pieces until it's large enough to affect it. after you 'feel the area', you'll have/develop control of it. chew up a piece of banana and don't swallow it all at once--try almost to breathe through it. it coats your throat. your reaction won't let you breathe a liquid into your larynx, so try to build up as much excess mucus, liquid, etc in your mouth and breathe deep breaths. Once your larynx is again coated, the tussin reaction will stop. drink water and swallowing will then work again, as you'll 'feel' the affected area--it's 'scratchable' because it's been irritated by semi-painful contact (swallowing chunks of banana)

     

     

  • fatima
    Apr. 14, 2010

    I suffer from a terrible taste in my mouth; it is very bitter and so often burning. At the same time I have itchy throat and coughing.

    I also have some pain under my left ribs often accompanied with gases. I have allergy in soft tissues all my life.  I don't know if all these relate together, doctors coud not I saw so far could not help with this terrible...

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    I suffer from a terrible taste in my mouth; it is very bitter and so often burning. At the same time I have itchy throat and coughing.

    I also have some pain under my left ribs often accompanied with gases. I have allergy in soft tissues all my life.  I don't know if all these relate together, doctors coud not I saw so far could not help with this terrible taste and coughing. Any help?

    • leftylucy
      Aug. 14, 2010

      your symptoms sound like acid reflux....yes even if heart burn is nor present AR IS possible...try prilocec or go see your dr about AR meds...if left untreated AR can cause some pretty bad damage to your esophageaous (sp?) over time...

    • leftylucy
      Aug. 14, 2010

      your symptoms sound like acid reflux....yes even if heart burn is nor present AR IS possible...try prilocec or go see your dr about AR meds...if left untreated AR can cause some pretty bad damage to your esophageaous (sp?) over time...

  • Anonymous
    daniel
    Mar. 10, 2010

    My itchy throat is directly related to pollen.  I usually get a break from late Nov through late February and then it comes back (now) and it's pretty much all the time.  I have other typical seasonal allergy symptoms, but none of them are that bad.  I never cough anything up.  In fact I usually refrain from coughing all together as to not...

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    My itchy throat is directly related to pollen.  I usually get a break from late Nov through late February and then it comes back (now) and it's pretty much all the time.  I have other typical seasonal allergy symptoms, but none of them are that bad.  I never cough anything up.  In fact I usually refrain from coughing all together as to not make it worse..  My throat tickle is there whether or not there is drainage.  It makes no difference.  I've tried most allergy pills, sprays, neti pot, and they all do a great job of handling all of my allergy symptoms, except the throat tickle.  An ENT has looked down my larynx and found nothing.  Contrary to most of you, my throat actually seems to be less itchy when I'm laying down, so sleep isn't a problem for me.  But the rest of the day, it's the most annoying thing ever and I just down cough drops one after another.  HELP

    • Neishab
      Mar. 18, 2010

      I too have problems with a itchy throat. Mine is a year round problem and gives me problems every other day usually in the afternoon/evenings. When I was pregnant I had a rare thing called Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy and was itching all over and my throat itch was a daily basis, I could not get relief my doctor recommended this product called...

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      I too have problems with a itchy throat. Mine is a year round problem and gives me problems every other day usually in the afternoon/evenings. When I was pregnant I had a rare thing called Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy and was itching all over and my throat itch was a daily basis, I could not get relief my doctor recommended this product called Alkalol (I have found it online, Walmart, and Rite-aid) to gargle with. This product takes the itch away really fast. It has been 6 years since I started using it and I always make sure I have a bottle around. Hope this helps!

    • Foz
      Foz
      Apr. 19, 2010

      Try throat discs... they help itchy throat and dry mouth / dry cough. Big box [70 lozenges] and they last a long time.

       

      http://www.google.com/search?q=throatdiscs

  • Dude in FL
    Mar. 08, 2010

    I can be simply sitting here, doing nothing, when suddenly my throat "goes dry" and feels like there is an itch in the area of the Adam's Apple.

     

    I cough a few times and generally it goes away.

     

    At night, I usually have a bottle of diet quinine and a bottle of diet Pepsi on my nightstand. This "dry" thing generally gets worse when I'm lying down....

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    I can be simply sitting here, doing nothing, when suddenly my throat "goes dry" and feels like there is an itch in the area of the Adam's Apple.

     

    I cough a few times and generally it goes away.

     

    At night, I usually have a bottle of diet quinine and a bottle of diet Pepsi on my nightstand. This "dry" thing generally gets worse when I'm lying down.

     

    I'm sure that it's post-nasal drip, but whatever it is it sure is not comfortable.

     

    I've read a few responses to "dry throat," and sure enough, the non-medical remedies work for me too: eating, sucking on a sourball, water, sodas.

     

    I live in Florida, and the allergy season has just begun. It'll last until the end of April.

     

    My only concern is that it's nothing more serious happening with my body. Other than that I can live with it.

     

     

  • Vivian
    Mar. 08, 2010

    Recently I have been having this itching w/ tingling in my throat for two weeks now and I have notice that this tingling comes and goes during this tingling in my throat I need to cough to try and stop the tingling and itching sensation during this sometime I throw up and cough up phelm. I went to the DR in which I was told that I have a silent case of...

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    Recently I have been having this itching w/ tingling in my throat for two weeks now and I have notice that this tingling comes and goes during this tingling in my throat I need to cough to try and stop the tingling and itching sensation during this sometime I throw up and cough up phelm. I went to the DR in which I was told that I have a silent case of acid reflux and prescribe medication. I thought I was the only one going through this but by reading everyone else's comment I am not alone with this. 

  • artesiaz
    Feb. 24, 2010

    i am experiencing itchy throat its been itchy for the past 4 days now ive tried benadryl its done nothing i was just wondering if youve found anything that helps and how long does the itch last for u without taking any meds?

  • neusa coelho
    Feb. 20, 2010

    I am suffering from troat allergy my troat itching all day,I use to smoking but because of these problem I trying hard to stop smoking,but before that i am still feel the same I would like to know which anti allergic is good for me?

  • Anonymous
    Scratchee
    Jan. 13, 2010

    I have had this problem since I was about 7 and I am now 35.  The itching throat and ears is maddening.  I have tried all sorts of medicines, pills, ointments, drops, sprays etc.  I have recently tried the neti pot. And on the more extreme level I have had injections because it may have been allergy related and I have been operated on - TWICE!!...

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    I have had this problem since I was about 7 and I am now 35.  The itching throat and ears is maddening.  I have tried all sorts of medicines, pills, ointments, drops, sprays etc.  I have recently tried the neti pot. And on the more extreme level I have had injections because it may have been allergy related and I have been operated on - TWICE!! What I know now is that the problem is my adenoids.  The operations were successful for months but the adenoids grew back and I am back to square one.

     

    The good news is that I have managed to find a way to scratch my throat.  What I do is block the back of my throat up and kind of like blow my nose, or take a deep breath in.  It makes a pretty loud noise and is embarrassing so I do it when Im alone usually but it really does feel orgasmic, I'd love to know if anyone else does this.

     

    But I think I have now accepted this problem will be with me forever :(

  • Anonymous
    Bunny
    Dec. 21, 2009

    Honey is the trick for just about everything! try it you will glad u did.

  • Anonymous
    William
    Dec. 09, 2009

    I am suffering from a condition associated with blocked and runny nose, persistently itching throat, and chesty cough whenever i am exposed to cold weather or whenever I take very cold drinks. Whenever I cough I also sweat. What condition could this be and how can it be helped?? Someone......

  • Anonymous
    itch
    Dec. 03, 2009

    I don't call it itchy throat, I call it itchy EUSTACEAN TUBES.  They go from the throat to the inside of the ears.

     

    I take quick-dissolve Standard (Highlands?) homeopathic tablets, as directed on label.

     

    (This made into a paste also helps POISON IVY.  1-2 drops of water to 4 of the tiny tablets, mixed in a tiny bottle cap or 1/8 t measuring...

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    I don't call it itchy throat, I call it itchy EUSTACEAN TUBES.  They go from the throat to the inside of the ears.

     

    I take quick-dissolve Standard (Highlands?) homeopathic tablets, as directed on label.

     

    (This made into a paste also helps POISON IVY.  1-2 drops of water to 4 of the tiny tablets, mixed in a tiny bottle cap or 1/8 t measuring spoon.  Apply topically.)

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov. 29, 2009

    I AM HAVING THE SAME THING I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO TAKE FOR IT; I JUST STICK MY FINGERS THROUGH MY THROAT WHEN IT'S ITCHING.

  • Anonymous
    David F. Prenat...
    Nov. 27, 2009

    Available over the counter as Mucinex and under a variety of other brand names, guiafenesin is the most effective treatment for dry mouth and itchy throat that I have found.  It is frequently used by opera singers to for its ability to promote secondary mucosal secretion in the respiratory system. (Secondary mucous is the thinner, lubricating mucus...

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    Available over the counter as Mucinex and under a variety of other brand names, guiafenesin is the most effective treatment for dry mouth and itchy throat that I have found.  It is frequently used by opera singers to for its ability to promote secondary mucosal secretion in the respiratory system. (Secondary mucous is the thinner, lubricating mucus that occurs on the vocal folds naturally when they are healthy and well hydrated.) Guaifenesin improves the state of singer's vocal folds in extremes of humidity, after flying long distances, and when experiencing mild allergies.

  • Anonymous
    zeli
    Nov. 09, 2009

    Frowni have this annoying itchy throat since this summer due to my seasonal allergy, and i'm coughing like crazy it's really bother me, i try over the counter medicine, nothing happen. my co-worker told me to try turmeric and honey.  (1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon honey and drop of warm water to mix it). after few days taking it,  i noticed...

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    Frowni have this annoying itchy throat since this summer due to my seasonal allergy, and i'm coughing like crazy it's really bother me, i try over the counter medicine, nothing happen. my co-worker told me to try turmeric and honey.  (1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon honey and drop of warm water to mix it). after few days taking it,  i noticed that i don't cough that much anymore and no more itchy throat. it's work for me.Smile

  • Anonymous
    jmishka
    Nov. 06, 2009

    I have had oral allergies for years caused by carrots, apples, etc. I find that if I steam things before I eat them it helps with the itching. But the best remedy I have found once the itching starts is drinking an ice cold carbonated beverage like another poster suggested. It seems to somehow disrupt the immune histamine response but it has to be carbonated,...

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    I have had oral allergies for years caused by carrots, apples, etc. I find that if I steam things before I eat them it helps with the itching. But the best remedy I have found once the itching starts is drinking an ice cold carbonated beverage like another poster suggested. It seems to somehow disrupt the immune histamine response but it has to be carbonated, like the kind of carbonation that makes your eyes water a bit, else it won't work for me.

  • Anonymous
    PL
    Nov. 03, 2009

    With allergies, most people do not know, but you have to stay away from All sugars, and foods with sugar until the it gets cold enough for the ground to start freezing. Also milk makes the mucus thick which also causes discomfort during allergy season. My family has suffered with this problem as long as I've been around (35 + yrs.).

  • Anonymous
    Bob H.
    Nov. 01, 2009

    The itchy palate is a result of allergies. The trigger varies between sufferers, but for me the only thing that helps is a small amount of liquid Benedryl(or the generic form of it, which is diphenhydramine). I'll take a teaspoon or two and make sure it comes in contact with the roof of my mouth. The itching calms down within a few minutes.

     

    If the itching...

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    The itchy palate is a result of allergies. The trigger varies between sufferers, but for me the only thing that helps is a small amount of liquid Benedryl(or the generic form of it, which is diphenhydramine). I'll take a teaspoon or two and make sure it comes in contact with the roof of my mouth. The itching calms down within a few minutes.

     

    If the itching happens at night, I'll then take 25 mg in capsule form to prevent it from coming back later in the night.

     

    The only problem is that I can't find the stuff in large bottles. I just see it in tiny 4 oz. bottles, intended for children. Which makes it expensive.

     

     

  • Anonymous
    citigurl
    Oct. 27, 2009

    I too suffer from this, especially at night throught the spring and fall. I find that taking Benadryl and/or using a sore throat spray helps me a lot. I took Claritin for my seasonal allergies and it did nothing to help. As far as I'm concerned Claritin is useless. I spray the throat spray as far down my throat as possible then swallow. It lasts for a couple...

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    I too suffer from this, especially at night throught the spring and fall. I find that taking Benadryl and/or using a sore throat spray helps me a lot. I took Claritin for my seasonal allergies and it did nothing to help. As far as I'm concerned Claritin is useless. I spray the throat spray as far down my throat as possible then swallow. It lasts for a couple of hours. Also drinking hot drinks helps me, like coffee or tea. Hope this is of some help to you.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Oct. 25, 2009

    Start with the neti pot and flonase or whatever an allergist recommends. 

     

    I would also recommend getting a "blood food allergy test"  Below is an example from the ibstreatmentcenter

     

    It will tell you exactly what foods you are allergic to, no guessing. 

     

     

    http://www.ibstreatmentcenter.com/6_d.htm

    Individual Blood Tests...

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    Start with the neti pot and flonase or whatever an allergist recommends. 

     

    I would also recommend getting a "blood food allergy test"  Below is an example from the ibstreatmentcenter

     

    It will tell you exactly what foods you are allergic to, no guessing. 

     

     

    http://www.ibstreatmentcenter.com/6_d.htm

    Individual Blood Tests

     

    Celiac Disease Testing: Transglutaminase IgA Antibody + Gamma A (total IgA) $163 Food Allergy Testing: Standard Food Allergy Panel (96 Foods) IgE and IgG antibodies $338 Standard Food Allergy Panel (96 Foods) IgA antibodies only $252 Standard Food Allergy Panel(96 Foods) IgE, IgG, and IgA antibodies $488 24 Spices and 24 Herbs IgE and IgG antibodies $378 24 Spices and 24 Herbs IgA antibodies only $292 24 Spices and 24 Herbs IgE, IgG, and IgA antibodies $670 15 Vegetarian Foods IgE and IgG antibodies $130 15 Vegetarian Foods IgA antibodies only $98 15 Vegetarian Foods IgE, IgG, and IgA antibodies $228 Comprehensive Food Allergy Panel: Standard Food Allergy Panel + 24 Spices and 24 Herbs + 15 Vegetarian Foods IgE and IgG antibodies $820 Comprehensive Food Allergy Panel: Standard Food Allergy Panel + 24 Spices and 24 Herbs + 15 Vegetarian Foods IgA antibodies only $540 Comprehensive Food Allergy Panel: Standard Food Allergy Panel + 24 Spices and 24 Herbs + 15 Vegetarian Foods IgE, IgG, and IgA antibodies $1360 Gliadin IgA (see Dr. Wangen's book "Healthier Without Wheat" for more information about this test) $63.53

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Oct. 02, 2009

    I have had the same problem ever since I was way young and it causes me to cough so hard I gag or even sometimes throw up or cough up large ammounts of flem. My doctor finally found out what the problem was when I was about 12 years old I have tried every medicine there is out there for coughs and the only thing that has ever worked for me is a pill called...

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    I have had the same problem ever since I was way young and it causes me to cough so hard I gag or even sometimes throw up or cough up large ammounts of flem. My doctor finally found out what the problem was when I was about 12 years old I have tried every medicine there is out there for coughs and the only thing that has ever worked for me is a pill called Tesent Supearl (not sure of the exact spelling so I spelt it how it sounds) It is an old old old pill that the used to give people who were going to into surgery and had a cough it is a pill that puts the cough to sleep. My allergy is called Tusacabit (not sure of the spellin on that either so I spelt it how it sounds) So I recomend you go talk to your doctor about this pill it works great! When I take it my cough completely goes away and I can sleep and all that good stuff!

    • Anonymous
      omni
      Oct. 21, 2009

      I've been suffering for years with the same cough as all of you. I've been to an ear, nose, and throat doctor- spent way too much money, all for nothing. The Neti pot got rid of that annoying tickle in my throat in under a week. I also like that I'm not putting all those chemicals in my body. The 1st week, I also took over the counter Alavert allergy melt-in-your-mouth...

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      I've been suffering for years with the same cough as all of you. I've been to an ear, nose, and throat doctor- spent way too much money, all for nothing. The Neti pot got rid of that annoying tickle in my throat in under a week. I also like that I'm not putting all those chemicals in my body. The 1st week, I also took over the counter Alavert allergy melt-in-your-mouth tablets along with using the neti pot twice a day. Now I do it once a day for maintenance. Try it if you are suffering!

    • Anonymous
      shamonique
      Oct. 21, 2009

      when my throat itches i take zyrtec it really helps then i will google with hot water it may come back but you have to keep trying!!!!!!!!Cool

  • Anonymous
    Henry Gilbert
    Sep. 14, 2009
    Way too many replies here - so I fear this suggestion may go unnoticed. But the most effective - almost perfect unless for extreme cases (such as recently I removed my floor tilings, exposing dust and now can't sleep at night) - is a Chinese Herbal Medicine - called Pang Da Hai Remember: Panda and say: Hi ! Ask a Chinese Herbalist and he will know. It's a sort...
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    Way too many replies here - so I fear this suggestion may go unnoticed. But the most effective - almost perfect unless for extreme cases (such as recently I removed my floor tilings, exposing dust and now can't sleep at night) - is a Chinese Herbal Medicine - called Pang Da Hai Remember: Panda and say: Hi ! Ask a Chinese Herbalist and he will know. It's a sort of hard-stone fruit, dark purple/brown in colour. It is extremely effective - and always have helped me until now. Again, I did provoke my allergy by infesting my house with continuous dust! The way you prepare it is like this: You boil water and drop 2 or 3 of these berries. And allow the water to cool. When ready (after 20 minutes) you drink the tea. For a stronger effect - you eat the flesh of the berry as well. It tastes revolting. As a matter of fact it doesn't really taste of anything - but the texture of the pulp, sort of fleshy and flaky that sticks on the roof of your mouth, makes you wish for something else, or often you skip drinking it some nights in the hope the allergy won't attack you again. Before, I used to make the tea and leave beside my bed - in case I would wake up with terrible throat-itching. SO that is a good strategy because. When house is clean and dust-free I "usually" don't have problems. So no need to drink it religiously every night. Try it. And there is over 80% chance it will work for you - for ever and ever (unless you choose to live in a building site!) And if it does, remember me - for this most excellent tip ! :) PANG DA HAI (they give it opera singers to soothe their throats after a concert)
  • Anonymous
    LISA B
    Sep. 11, 2009

    BUY BENADRYL QUICK DISSOLVE STRIPS!!!!!

  • Anonymous
    Dave
    Sep. 01, 2009

    worcester sauce actually worked for me. just swallow a capful. it kinda tastes funny and feels wierd, but after a minute or two, i noticed i no longer felt the urge to itch the back of my throat

    • Anonymous
      TabzWifey in Ha...
      Sep. 14, 2009

      Well, lets just say i was too lazy to warm up some hot water for my tea and i didnt want any "temporarily" relief. I want this itch/cough gone!!!

       

      So after reading everyones suggestions, which, most, required me to purchase from the store, i decided to go with Dave's suggestion; I mean its free and I already have it in my pantry. And let me just say that...

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      Well, lets just say i was too lazy to warm up some hot water for my tea and i didnt want any "temporarily" relief. I want this itch/cough gone!!!

       

      So after reading everyones suggestions, which, most, required me to purchase from the store, i decided to go with Dave's suggestion; I mean its free and I already have it in my pantry. And let me just say that this really, really, really works!!! (xxCross my heartxx)

       

      I took 1 spoon full and just as Dave said, its taste funny, it feels really weird but good in a way (the part where the sauce coats the throat) and in a minute or two...the itch is gone!!!

       

      There's the occassional cough but its not as bad as it was 10 minutes ago. Go try it!

       

      **I may come back tomorrow to really let you know whether this was just temporarily or for good. Now to get rid of this cough---Aleve 2x.

    • Anonymous
      TabzWifey
      Sep. 14, 2009

      Its me again, Tabzwifey and from my last post, I promise I was coming back to let you know if this worchester sauce was temporary or not and let me just say so far, with an occasional itch here and there, this seem to work!!!

       

      I didnt take aleve right after as I said I would but I did find a some of my boyfriends' prescription cough syrup that I...

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      Its me again, Tabzwifey and from my last post, I promise I was coming back to let you know if this worchester sauce was temporary or not and let me just say so far, with an occasional itch here and there, this seem to work!!!

       

      I didnt take aleve right after as I said I would but I did find a some of my boyfriends' prescription cough syrup that I took so that seem to take care of my cough. I slept through the night without having to cough or run to the bathroom to cough out some phlem.

       

      I did take 2x aleve just moments ago cause it seem i'm having a slight fever.

       

      Just as if the Doctors prescribe, i'll probably take another shot of worcester sauce and cough syrup once a day, aleve for my fever, and drink lots of liquid (orange juice, water, tea.

       

      To all who's reading this cause your going through what I'm going through, try this out and let me know how this remedy did for you! Take care!!

  • Anonymous
    pc
    Aug. 24, 2009

    My mother is going through that at present, she has found small relief in taking ibiprofen for it, she is 67 years old.

     

    I occasionally go through this and i think there is a corelation between low estrogen, or hormonal imbalance.

     

    When on estrogen, these allergies do not exist.

     

    I hope this helps, if not and you have found a cure, please...

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    My mother is going through that at present, she has found small relief in taking ibiprofen for it, she is 67 years old.

     

    I occasionally go through this and i think there is a corelation between low estrogen, or hormonal imbalance.

     

    When on estrogen, these allergies do not exist.

     

    I hope this helps, if not and you have found a cure, please pass it on

  • Anonymous
    jennifer22
    Jun. 13, 2009

    There are actually a few things that help. First, a nettie pot w/ saline solution. For some reason running this solution through your nose, helps keep whatever causes itchy throat away. Also, a visit to your allergy dr. The dr. is able to do a test and determine what you are allergic to and prescribe the correct treatment. A few things that help if you cannot...

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    There are actually a few things that help. First, a nettie pot w/ saline solution. For some reason running this solution through your nose, helps keep whatever causes itchy throat away. Also, a visit to your allergy dr. The dr. is able to do a test and determine what you are allergic to and prescribe the correct treatment. A few things that help if you cannot go to the dr., are a brand of allergy pill called Wal-Zur (or wal-zyr). you get it behind the pharmacy counter only (the one on the floor is NOT strong enough). There is like a D or something after it like wal-zur d, or something, your pharmacist will know. This absolutely almost immediatly stops the itchy throat. its a 12 hr tablet so you need to take 2 a day. I had awful itchy throat, itchy inner ears, sneezing, etc, and this stops it all. Use this in conjuction with the nettie pot. Also be sure to change your sheets, and incase them in an allergy cover, and be sure to take a bath before going to bed at night to wash off any pollen thats on you, this is why sometimes its the worst at night and early morning. Good luck! Oh, and fruit, be careful, I noticed after eating fruit mine gets worse even with the pill.

    • Anonymous
      vanesa
      Aug. 30, 2009

      I maybe a little off and some people can't take this but I find peanut butter helps stop the ichy throat.  For some it causes the itchy throat, for me it stops it.  If you can handle peanut butter try it.

  • Anonymous
    Amy W
    Jun. 04, 2009

    After trying almost every remedy I could find on the internet, I had given up.  It's been 2+ years of this on/off itchy throat that causes me to gag, cough all night & usually end up sleeping in a almost sitting up position.  But NO more. 

     

    The solution:  NETI POT

    I didn't even try it for itchy throat, I just tried to clear my...

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    After trying almost every remedy I could find on the internet, I had given up.  It's been 2+ years of this on/off itchy throat that causes me to gag, cough all night & usually end up sleeping in a almost sitting up position.  But NO more. 

     

    The solution:  NETI POT

    I didn't even try it for itchy throat, I just tried to clear my sinuses to avoid another sore throat with sinus infection.  And what do you know?  NO more itchy throat.  What a relief.  I typically use it once in the morning & once in the evening and I literally now am relieved of all of my allergy symptoms WITHOUT drugs.  Yea!

    • Anonymous
      Tom
      Jun. 04, 2009

      wow, most of you seem as desperate as I have been a few months ago. For the last few years I was getting horrible sinus infections and colds. I went back to the doctor every few weeks during the winter last year and he gave me so many doses of antibiotics my tongue turned a weird color (it's back to normal now) and I felt like a disaster. I also went to get...

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      wow, most of you seem as desperate as I have been a few months ago. For the last few years I was getting horrible sinus infections and colds. I went back to the doctor every few weeks during the winter last year and he gave me so many doses of antibiotics my tongue turned a weird color (it's back to normal now) and I felt like a disaster. I also went to get acupuncture and took some tonics that gave me panic attacks. I tried chinese herbs, vitamins and almost everything you can find on amazon.com as well as your regular neighborhood pharmacy.

       

      I did get some real good authentic chinese tea which helped my immune system a lot, but not sure what was in it so I won't get much into it. Instead I'll let you know what has helped me feel much healthier and get my post nasal drip under control. That according to my allergist and all the books I've read is the cause of an itchy throat. I either cough like crazy, or in worst cases can't even talk.

       

      The main cause of is foods... stop eating anything with MSG, dairy, peaches... and anything you feel makes your throat feel worst. Drink lots of water... add some lemon too it in when you remember, especially in the morning. Use your netti pot at least once a day, this will fix your mucous membranes that are probably ruined due to the dry air, pollution and all the nasal sprays the doctors prescribe. I took nasonex for a few months and started getting nosebleeds. STAY AWAY FROM ANY CHEMICALS!

       

      Learn about how to alkalize your body, this will help a lot also to get your immune system back on track. There are many books on the net.

       

      Now for what I take daily that really helps.

       

      Morning - 1 mega veggie tablet (botanic choice) , 1 calcium

      Lunch - Allergy homeopathic allergy relief tablets (botanic choice), mucous relief complex (botanic choice)

      Dinner - 1 grapeseed extract

       

      The botanic choice pills are the only natural tablets that I've tried that really work for me, as I have tried many that make symptoms much worse. There is also a company callled swanson vitamins that looks very similar but I'm sticking with what works for me otherwise I would try that too.

       

      I wish you guys the best of luck. I went from taking allergy pills, and nose sprays every day to not injecting almost any chemicals into my body... definitely no pills or prescriptions for over three months. I have been diagnosed with serioius hay fever and now the season is in full swing. The one thing that I did notice is that when my nose is stuffy and I can't breathe at night it's better to unclog it with something than let the bacteria sit there and cause some kind of infection later. For that I use a spray (neo-synephrine regular non-drowsy) maybe once or twice a week. One spray is enough for a night, and there are weeks when I don't need it at all.

    • Anonymous
      sukey
      Jun. 10, 2009

      the only thing that works for my itchy throat is taking liquid benadryl.. it has to be the liquid tho.. it works immediately.. also cepacol lozenges numb my throat as well...

    • Anonymous
      lynne
      Jul. 14, 2009

      I use the netty pot sinus cleanse - still have headaches and drainage - I have used all the things people are talking about like peroxide, salt, xyrtec, clariden, singular except the aerius allergy...hmm

  • Anonymous
    Mike
    Jun. 02, 2009

    On way to temporarily relief itchy throat is garggle with lukewarm salt water every night. I did this, it soothens my throat temporarily.

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    Anonymous
    Jun. 02, 2009

    On way to temporarily relief itchy throat is garggle with lukewarm salt water every night. I did this, it soothens my throat temporarily.

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    Jan
    May. 16, 2009

    I chew sugar free gum for relief of itchy throat.

    Might not be good to do for work. But it does help me.

    Jan

  • Anonymous
    pamphyila
    May. 13, 2009

    Can you drink?  I find that plain iced tea works well to relieve itchiness.  I also use throat drops - and there is a Singers spray from healthfood stores that also helps your throat.

  • Anonymous
    LG
    May. 11, 2009

    I would recommend using a netipot daily or even twice a day depending on your symptoms.  It helped when I was having sinus issues after a pretty bad sinus infection.  It's also helping with my constant itchy ears and throat due to seasonal allergies.  The netipot helps clears the nasal passages of extra mucus and random things we breathe in (including...

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    I would recommend using a netipot daily or even twice a day depending on your symptoms.  It helped when I was having sinus issues after a pretty bad sinus infection.  It's also helping with my constant itchy ears and throat due to seasonal allergies.  The netipot helps clears the nasal passages of extra mucus and random things we breathe in (including pollen) and indirectly clears the sinus cavaties, helps to reduce inflammation, and also provides moisture to the nasal passages.

     

    Being on meds everday is not good for the body for obvious reasons.  Every medicine has a negative effect on the body whether you're conscious of it or not.  You can buy a Netipot at Bed Bath and Beyond or possiblly a local health foods store (e.g. Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco).

  • Anonymous
    marie
    May. 11, 2009

    the worst thing that ever happenned to me is having an itchy throat, its killing me, i also  have sinusitis and rhinitis giving me a lot of phlegm at the back of my nose and throat and whenever this  happens my throat gets irritated, and gets super itchy, and i cough with phlegm,[with so embarrassing sound ] until the itch is gone, until i throw up...

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    the worst thing that ever happenned to me is having an itchy throat, its killing me, i also  have sinusitis and rhinitis giving me a lot of phlegm at the back of my nose and throat and whenever this  happens my throat gets irritated, and gets super itchy, and i cough with phlegm,[with so embarrassing sound ] until the itch is gone, until i throw up and urinate little by little , and and whenever this happens people look at me as if i have a contagious disease. will somebody help me

    • joanne
      Aug. 01, 2009

      I too suffer from th same symptons--tried everything--allegist, etc.  am now just starting with accupuncture.  Says that my immune system is not worj=king the way it should so trying to build this up with plenty of vitsmin c

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    Anonymous
    Apr. 29, 2009

    I have had this same problem for years during spring and summer.  Itchy throat, itchy ears and even the sides of my mouth itching so bad that no scratch can help.  The only thing I have found to help is Flonase nasal spray and I have had no side effects.  This is available as a generic by prescription only of course, so with insurance, it only...

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    I have had this same problem for years during spring and summer.  Itchy throat, itchy ears and even the sides of my mouth itching so bad that no scratch can help.  The only thing I have found to help is Flonase nasal spray and I have had no side effects.  This is available as a generic by prescription only of course, so with insurance, it only costs 4.00.  It has been a lifesaver for me.  It has taken the itching away completely. 

    A

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    mrs.p
    Apr. 10, 2009

    I too suffer from an itchy throat..I talk on the phone alot at work and find that when I am right in the middle of a conversation it will hit me..and then I start to cough and it doesnt stop until I drink or  eat or have a lozenge handy..my eyes will well up with tears also and I sneeze..I cant eat all day long and would love to know how to treat this. ...

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    I too suffer from an itchy throat..I talk on the phone alot at work and find that when I am right in the middle of a conversation it will hit me..and then I start to cough and it doesnt stop until I drink or  eat or have a lozenge handy..my eyes will well up with tears also and I sneeze..I cant eat all day long and would love to know how to treat this.  My physician states i have an allergy..help.

  • Anonymous
    Steve Woodberg
    Apr. 03, 2009

    Check out Reishi ganoderma lucidum.  It too suffer from allergy conditions and nothing really helped until I found Reishi.  It not only helped my allergies, but also improved my health overall.  Be careful of the kind of reishi you are buying.  I get mine at www.reishiessence.com as they have the best ones at the lowest price.  Good...

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    Check out Reishi ganoderma lucidum.  It too suffer from allergy conditions and nothing really helped until I found Reishi.  It not only helped my allergies, but also improved my health overall.  Be careful of the kind of reishi you are buying.  I get mine at www.reishiessence.com as they have the best ones at the lowest price.  Good luck !

  • Anonymous
    TinaMarie922@Gm...
    Dec. 04, 2008

    I use Chloraseptic sore throat spray when I wake during the night to the itching.  I have also used Tea Tree Oil mouthwash.  This can be found in your local health food store.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      May. 28, 2009

      I have tried that too. It brings temproray relief. Best when coupled with your allergy medicine and a benedrol - you can usually sleep a large block with out waking up. But, I have found if I use it too much, I wake up with a belly ache.

  • Anonymous
    Mrs. H
    Nov. 23, 2008
    I have suffered from allergies for a long time, cat dander, dust, mold, poplar trees and now possibly tomatoes. I've used "Aerious" for years now, without any side effects and have taken it year round, it works on all symptoms and is best for people with high blood pressure. I have also taken Flonaise, which works best if you have a sinus infection. However,...
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    I have suffered from allergies for a long time, cat dander, dust, mold, poplar trees and now possibly tomatoes. I've used "Aerious" for years now, without any side effects and have taken it year round, it works on all symptoms and is best for people with high blood pressure. I have also taken Flonaise, which works best if you have a sinus infection. However, along with the above mentioned med's I have found that a saline nasal rinse is the best. I use "Hydra-Sense", it relieves the over dried sensation in my nose and throat. There are lots of saline nasal rinses at the drug store, but I use Hydra-Sense because it's the biggest bottle available and it's not too pricey. It is safe to use as often as you like, so I give my self a shot every time I think about it, or each time I go into the bathroom. For really bad bout's I keep one on at my desk and use it while working. If used often, it gets rid of the stuff that seems to be impacted in there. Hydra- Sense is available with three stream strengths. I use the strong, then I know it's getting all though my sinuses. It may go down your throat a little bit, but I don't care. I need sinus relief!
  • Anonymous
    dms
    Nov. 20, 2008
    Although the doc'c comment is true - diagnosis is best, the other comments are true too, sometimes you end up with many drugs, bills (depending on your insurance) and few or conflicting answers. Here are some things I use very successfully to stop the tickle. It is not exactly an itch however so they may not work for you. I drink all day long - water with lemon,...
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    Although the doc'c comment is true - diagnosis is best, the other comments are true too, sometimes you end up with many drugs, bills (depending on your insurance) and few or conflicting answers. Here are some things I use very successfully to stop the tickle. It is not exactly an itch however so they may not work for you. I drink all day long - water with lemon, hot water with lemon, herbal tea with lemon, soda water (no calories salt or sugar)(most cafe's can be persuaded to understand that it is the same as water and should be free). NO caffeine, sugar, honey... as they dry the throat. If you need your caffeine just have it and then go back to the other stuff. Depriving your self of joy in life will not help anything :) If keeping lemons or juice at work is hard - get citric acid powder (spice section at any of your natural foods or middle eastern/indian/asian markets) and you can add it (and it is cheap) Other things that can provide relief but not add calories: Licorice pastilles: Singers use them to relax and clear the throat before singing. They use the ones with no sugar - just licorice. This is not your Good and Plenty sweet chewy licorice. It's potent, hard drops of real black licorice extract. Yummy and addictive to those who have acquired a taste for it, but shockingly bitter to those expecting little kids' movie theater licorice. Also note it can be hard on the tummy so try a couple and see how you do. I can;t find the ones I used to use but these are nice and small like those: Here are some things I found on the web today http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006NXXGE?smid=A1KTH924LYM2YH&tag=nextag-hpc-delta-20&linkCode=asn these are larger and I would have to break them in pieces but you might not http://www.dutchlicorice-onlineshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=196&osCsid=b3782244a0a54c804a59752dfb3ff3b3 I also can't tell if these have sugar - but there is a link to submit questions. More easily accessible and not so strong b/c they are sweetened with a small amount of rice syrup- and I also use them when I have a cough/cold I use Zand cough drops (I use a knife to chop them into ~2-3 pcs while still wrapped) (you can get them at any Wholefoods and many smaller chains or local natural food stores. http://www.zand.com/product_individual.asp?productid=612 I also use the Airborne gummi lozenges but only when I travel to at least think I am keeping other people's germs away. But these have sugar so... I can only find them in CVS, not walgreens, walmart or my local grocery - not sure where you are or what you have. Hopefully some of this helps Good luck
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    Jan
    Oct. 30, 2008

    Hi this is Jan - I wrote on Saturday September 20th.   Since then I have had a chest XRay because I was rattling in the nights, but the results were 'nothing wrong' - and the rattle often clears up in the daytime.

    I was determined to find the cause since my Doctor couldn't find anything infectious. It seemed far worse some days and nights than others,...

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    Hi this is Jan - I wrote on Saturday September 20th.   Since then I have had a chest XRay because I was rattling in the nights, but the results were 'nothing wrong' - and the rattle often clears up in the daytime.

    I was determined to find the cause since my Doctor couldn't find anything infectious. It seemed far worse some days and nights than others, suggesting a 'trigger' that was only occasionally there.   I knew that food intolerances were a possible cause, but which foods?  Something regularly in my diet, clearly.  Foods take several days to leave the body so we have to exclude them for quite a time before a change or improvement might be noticed.

    I rang an Acupuncturist who is a retired General Practitioner today; he had never heard of 'oral allergy syndrome' but would be happy to give me £300 's worth of Acupuncture just to try to 'cure' me.  Hmmmm - no I don't think I can afford that luxury!!

    Then tonight my son asked for a baked potato so I microwaved one and mashed it with butter for him.  I had just eaten a bit of the kids' bolognese tomato and lamb sauce as I was hungry too, though I don't touch the spaghetti due to my wheat allergy.

    I HAVE KNOWN SINCE I WAS AN ADULT THAT POTATOES HAD TO BE PEELED UNDER RUNNING WATER AS OTHERWISE MY FACE WOULD ITCH.  I ALSO WAS AWARE THAT WHEN I ATE CHIPS OR ROAST OR MASHED POTATOES THAT THEY WERE 'THE LOVELIEST FOOD' - AND I WOULD HAVE TO BE VERY SELF CONTROLLED AND NOT EAT TOO GREEDILY.  THIS EVENING I GOT POTATO ON MY FINGER AND ATE IT. WITHIN AROUND FIVE MINUTES MY LIPS WERE STINGING AND THE INSIDE OF MY MOUTH ITCHING REALLY BADLY.  I SAT DOWN AT THE LAPTOP AND PUT IN A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR POTATO ALLERGY.  I THEN FOUND THE FOLLOWING :-

    http://www.allergiesexplained.com/20-Potato-and-other-foods-can-cause-eczema.htm

    by Dr. H. Morrow Brown ( in the UK which is where I am)  Please read this long article talking about our symptoms as well as others and giving details of patients whose lives have been completely changed.  I am going to alter my diet drastically now, and expect to have good results.  If POTATOES/ TOMATOES/ PEPPERS etc have been causing my itching mouth ears and lips then I will write to him to thank him.  I have been growing tomatoes and eating them all this year and growing pepper plants indoors and eating them - these are also implicated in his research into these symptoms. Good Luck !!!

     

     

    • Anonymous
      Mealz
      Nov. 15, 2008

      Haha, funny thing is, I gurgled some Listerine and it went right away. I just gurgled it as far down my throat as I could without puking. Suckas!

  • Anonymous
    mIKE
    Oct. 27, 2008

    i HAVE HAD AN ITCHY THROAT FOR 15 YEARS. - i WENT TO MAYO CLINIC AND PAID 2500.00 OUT OF MY POCKET FOR THEM TO TELL ME THEY HAD NO IDEA OF WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS. i HAVE HAD ALLERGY TESTS WITH NO RESULTS. IT GOT BETTER FOR A WHILE BUT 4 MONTHS AGO I HAD A BD COLD- AND NOW IT IS ALMOST UNBEARABLE. i WILL KEEP WATCHING THIS SITE AND TRY YOUR IDEAS. i HOPE WHATS...

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    i HAVE HAD AN ITCHY THROAT FOR 15 YEARS. - i WENT TO MAYO CLINIC AND PAID 2500.00 OUT OF MY POCKET FOR THEM TO TELL ME THEY HAD NO IDEA OF WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS. i HAVE HAD ALLERGY TESTS WITH NO RESULTS. IT GOT BETTER FOR A WHILE BUT 4 MONTHS AGO I HAD A BD COLD- AND NOW IT IS ALMOST UNBEARABLE. i WILL KEEP WATCHING THIS SITE AND TRY YOUR IDEAS. i HOPE WHATS POSTED WORKS FOR SOME OF YOU.  i HAVE TRIED SOME HOMEPATHIC STUFF WITH NOW RESULTS. I HAVE TRIED CALRITIN, AND ZERTEC - NO HELP. i EAT A LOT OF HALLS (SUGAR FREE) COUGH DROPS.

    • Ann
      Ann
      Sep. 29, 2014

      try a teaspoon of honey ...

  • Anonymous
    Geri
    Oct. 27, 2008

    Try Mucinex or the store's brand of that product.  The ingredient does much more than what they advertise.  How about ringing or buzzing in the ears - it helps that too.

     

    Geri

  • Anonymous
    Yvonne Diaz
    Oct. 02, 2008

    I've had an itchy throat for about a week now and nothing has given me relief. I finally went to the doctor and was told that it may have started out as an allergiy but had turned into a bronchial infection. I have been placed on antibiotics and cough medicine so that the fluid in my left lung can begin to dissipate. i have no other symptoms other than my itchy...

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    I've had an itchy throat for about a week now and nothing has given me relief. I finally went to the doctor and was told that it may have started out as an allergiy but had turned into a bronchial infection. I have been placed on antibiotics and cough medicine so that the fluid in my left lung can begin to dissipate. i have no other symptoms other than my itchy throat. The doctor advised me that had it been allergies, the claritin would've cleared up the problem.

  • Anonymous
    Luis
    Oct. 01, 2008

    Hi,

     

    Have you tried homeopatic medicine?  I tired Hyland's Allegy relief and it works great for about 2 hours, you can take them as long as you need since they're not drugs and there's no side effects.  Hope this helps, I know I was glad when it was recommended to me.

     

    Chau,

    L.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep. 19, 2008
    i have the same problem. every time my throat itches i start coughing, im so ashamed because i cough so hard and people start looking at me. even at night i can't sleep that well because of coughing. i tried claritin, zyrtec(otc) and benadryll but its not working, i just drink cold water instead.
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      Jan
      Sep. 20, 2008

      Hello you poor things!!  Having not had a cold for years I've now had nine months of these so-called 'allergy' symptoms thinking I was sufffering alone- it was a relief to find this site!

      I had woken at three thirty this morning as usual due to the severe itching in my palate and then ears and throat; several hot drinks one after another help produce...

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      Hello you poor things!!  Having not had a cold for years I've now had nine months of these so-called 'allergy' symptoms thinking I was sufffering alone- it was a relief to find this site!

      I had woken at three thirty this morning as usual due to the severe itching in my palate and then ears and throat; several hot drinks one after another help produce lots of mucus that then seems to clear the itching and after about three hours and five or six various drinks, teas, cocoa etc. I can be symptom free for the rest of the day.  FIVE HOURS WITHOUT FOOD OR DRINK WHILE ASLEEP SEEMS TO 'GROW' WHATEVER IT IS BACK TO THE POINT I WAKE WANTING TO SCRATCH MY MOUTH TO BITS. Even the corners of my mouth itch.  Recently I met a lady working at my chemists who has had this for three years so I wasn't very happy to hear that!!!

      I've had sinus infections twice in two months and had penecillin.  Had wondered if a complicated broken nose operation last year could have given me this itching. My Doctor is worried and wants me to see an Ear Nose and Throat man if it goes on.

      Nystatin for oral thrush had no effect.

      Some days or nights for several hours my chest gets involved and I get mucus building up and sound like an old bronchitic smoker - I have never smoked and always keep our home relatively dust and mould free (not obsessive about it) and my none of the family have ever had asthma, exzema or frequent coughs or any hayfever.  We have always had an outdoor cat and an elderly spaniel, and a couple of hamsters - but Xmas 2007 got a tropical fish tank - have wondered about that as it was the only new thing. 

      Refused to use the steroid nasal spray as I always read the possible side effects and want to find a permanent and more natural solution.  At the moment I'm just glad I don't have a partner as first thing every morning I use half a loo roll as I sneeze/cough up this clear or yellow mucus! Yuk!!!  Luckily the kids seem to not notice. 

      I have tried exclusion dieting (dairy, sugar, caffeine) I have been off Wheat and other grains for several years after I got severe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and panic attacks when I started baking and eating my own ''good old fashioned'' wholemeal bread!!! I couldn't even walk upstairs for the pain and swelling of all my joints!! (All those symptoms disappeared as soon as I stopped eating grains.) For the itching I've bought anti - allergy pillows and new beds even!! Made absolutely no difference.

      Has anyone tried Hypnosis or Acupuncture? Is this itching just our bodies over - reacting to things they should not normally react to and which cannot really harm us? Some nights it is almost as if my body seems to be 'crying' and I wonder if a jolly good cry might cure it all. I try to fit in an afternoon med. or sleep so I don't end up feeling so exhausted by the lack of rest.  Good luck to everyone here - keep us in touch with any good results!! X

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      Anonymous
      Feb. 01, 2010

      I would advise you to get rid of your fish tank as I get sick whenever I get close to a fish tank. My nose starts to block up, my skin gets itchy and I have breathing issues. Must be something in the water, but all freshwater tropical fish tanks do that to me. Only since getting rid of mine has my condition improved.

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      Terri
      Nov. 17, 2008

      I had the itchy throat for years and years so bad I was embarrassed to go to church because I couldn't keep quiet from the spazmodic coughing! I tried EVERYTHING prescribed from my Drs. and two allergists.  I also have a homeopathic Dr. who gave me the gargles, and natural herbs and stuff - no results. My husband has bad allergies and had taken DRIXORAL,...

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      I had the itchy throat for years and years so bad I was embarrassed to go to church because I couldn't keep quiet from the spazmodic coughing! I tried EVERYTHING prescribed from my Drs. and two allergists.  I also have a homeopathic Dr. who gave me the gargles, and natural herbs and stuff - no results. My husband has bad allergies and had taken DRIXORAL, he bought off the store shelves, two times a day for 25 years. It only cost about 10.00 a box. He swore by it and I had tried it occasionally over the years but only for a couple of days. Finally, I got so desperate I took one every day for a couple of weeks and DRIXORAL GAVE ME RELIEF!

       

      Then the Government stepped in and passed laws making it hard to get. We had to constantly worry about getting our DRIXORAL because you were limited to two... then one box every two weeks by pharmacies. Last year it became unavailable in the U.S. My husband got very ill. His nose stopped up so badly he got a sinus infection and couldn't eat. I started coughing again and developed cold air asthma! Drs. gave me more medicines that didn't work.

       

      I went to my computer and found I could order DRIXORAL from Canada. My husband is now perfectly clear again and I found that DRIXORAL stopped my itchy throat and asthma again. I tell you it's the greatest medicine known to mankind! We have NO SIDE EFFECTS either except for a little dry mouth on my part. I sometime carry a drink with me too from years of having to in order to sooth my throat. If I get a little dry mouth I carry gum, hard candy or cough drops to keep my saliva running so that helps with digestion too.  

       

      Try DRIXORAL for at least a month. I think you will get relief.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Mar. 10, 2009

      I have your problem.  Once my throat starts itching, I start coughing and can hardly stop until I almost throw-up or wet my pants.  My allergy doctor said I had a very sensitive throat.  I take Visrx, it's a one pill in the morning and one a night dosage.  I have cut down to 1/2 pill morning and night.  Then I use Patanase spray for...

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      I have your problem.  Once my throat starts itching, I start coughing and can hardly stop until I almost throw-up or wet my pants.  My allergy doctor said I had a very sensitive throat.  I take Visrx, it's a one pill in the morning and one a night dosage.  I have cut down to 1/2 pill morning and night.  Then I use Patanase spray for when it flares up if I  "smell" something that really gives me a coughing fit.  This is the only thing that works.  I have tried them all.  I have dry mouth, but who cares?

    • Anonymous
      Alexandra
      Apr. 15, 2009

      To sufferers of itchy throat,

      I suffer from a itching throat too and asthma. What a great combination... Whenever I would get that annoying itch in the back of my throat, I would cough rapidly and then sometimes I would wheeze. I would wake up in the middle of the night and cough up mucus. I say the TEMPORARY cure for the wheezing is to breathe in humid, hot...

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      To sufferers of itchy throat,

      I suffer from a itching throat too and asthma. What a great combination... Whenever I would get that annoying itch in the back of my throat, I would cough rapidly and then sometimes I would wheeze. I would wake up in the middle of the night and cough up mucus. I say the TEMPORARY cure for the wheezing is to breathe in humid, hot air in your shower or bathtub. As for the itch, I have no cure. However, try drinking tea or grape juice. It helps just a tad. My doctor perscribed me Singulair and my itch has relieved just a tad. But not completely yet, because this my second day taking the pill.

    • Anonymous
      Kelvin
      Oct. 10, 2011

      im currently havin that ilness u had 2 yrs ago ... i hate it so much, how did u fix it in the end / stop ?

    • Elizabeth
      Mar. 23, 2010

      I've had this itchy throat like forever. It itches, then the coughing follows. When I cough my head hurts and it only lasts a few minutes. Sometimes even the coughing doesnt help, but it does goes away eventually until the next time. It happens more when I lay down. Went to the doctor and she gave me nose spray. It helped some, but only one refill and...

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      I've had this itchy throat like forever. It itches, then the coughing follows. When I cough my head hurts and it only lasts a few minutes. Sometimes even the coughing doesnt help, but it does goes away eventually until the next time. It happens more when I lay down. Went to the doctor and she gave me nose spray. It helped some, but only one refill and my throat still itches. Something I have noticed about myself and I am getting very concern about it is..nothing ever comes out of my nose. Everyone has mucus, but I dont. And sometimes I feel like my ears are clogged. I have problems, and I guess I better get myself back to the doctor. I have never had allergies. So we cant say that is what it is.  

    • Elizabeth
      Mar. 23, 2010

      I've had this itchy throat like forever. It itches, then the coughing follows. When I cough my head hurts and it only lasts a few minutes. Sometimes even the coughing doesnt help, but it does goes away eventually until the next time. It happens more when I lay down. Went to the doctor and she gave me nose spray. It helped some, but only one refill and...

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      I've had this itchy throat like forever. It itches, then the coughing follows. When I cough my head hurts and it only lasts a few minutes. Sometimes even the coughing doesnt help, but it does goes away eventually until the next time. It happens more when I lay down. Went to the doctor and she gave me nose spray. It helped some, but only one refill and my throat still itches. Something I have noticed about myself and I am getting very concern about it is..nothing ever comes out of my nose. Everyone has mucus, but I dont. And sometimes I feel like my ears are clogged. I have problems, and I guess I better get myself back to the doctor. I have never had allergies. So we cant say that is what it is.  

    • Elizabeth
      Mar. 23, 2010

      Wow! lots of you have same related problem. The itchy throat,  the coughing. I mean sometimes my throat tickles so much even the coughing dont help. The way I look at it, at least it is not a pain. Cant be too serious, but it has been going for so long I am starting to wonder. It is not normal.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep. 01, 2008

    benedryl will work!

  • Anonymous
    Steve
    Sep. 01, 2008

    What a relief to find that I'm not a freak with my itchy throat! I had a severe (4 month) cough at the end of 2007 and since then I've had an itchy throat that comes and goes several times an hour and it's like a prickle that occurs around the back of my palate. An ENT doctor had little to suggest but my GP practice nurse suggested trying a steroid nasal spray...

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    What a relief to find that I'm not a freak with my itchy throat! I had a severe (4 month) cough at the end of 2007 and since then I've had an itchy throat that comes and goes several times an hour and it's like a prickle that occurs around the back of my palate. An ENT doctor had little to suggest but my GP practice nurse suggested trying a steroid nasal spray for a month (which I'm doing) to treat a possibly nasal drip. I've no noticeable effects yet but I'll try anything. I've never had allergies before but my daughter gets hay fever and asthma. I've had this in all sorts of environments in winter, spring and summer so dust and pollen seem to be ruled out.

     

     

  • Anonymous
    caitlyn
    Aug. 16, 2008

    I have the same symptom along with itchy ears. I would try switching to zyrtec , that helped me for a couple months. After that I don't know because its come back and the only thing i can think of is eating too. 

  • Anonymous
    Sophia
    Aug. 13, 2008

    I have an awful itchy throat, and ears and itchy cough.  I take OTC Zyrtec everyday, and when my itchy throat creeps in - I take Singulair too.  Just recently, the singulair hasn't been doing the trick.  I also noted that when I eat fresh veggies (especially corn on the cob) - my mouth and throat will itch for days! 

     

    To help me sleep,...

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    I have an awful itchy throat, and ears and itchy cough.  I take OTC Zyrtec everyday, and when my itchy throat creeps in - I take Singulair too.  Just recently, the singulair hasn't been doing the trick.  I also noted that when I eat fresh veggies (especially corn on the cob) - my mouth and throat will itch for days! 

     

    To help me sleep, I usually use a mouth spray that numbs my mouth and throat.  I've even tried putting Oragel on the itchy spots and that helps.  :)  Good luck

    • Anonymous
      Itchy, Swollen ...
      Aug. 13, 2008

      I have the same allergy except whenever I eat certain FRESH fruits and nuts such as almonds, apples, PEACHES, pears, oranges, strawberries, cherries, kiwi and bananas my throat begins to swell causing me to hyperventilate, and my lips swell. This doesn't happen with canned fruit (ONLY FRESH or DRIED fruit).  During one of my attacks at work, 5 minutes...

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      I have the same allergy except whenever I eat certain FRESH fruits and nuts such as almonds, apples, PEACHES, pears, oranges, strawberries, cherries, kiwi and bananas my throat begins to swell causing me to hyperventilate, and my lips swell. This doesn't happen with canned fruit (ONLY FRESH or DRIED fruit).  During one of my attacks at work, 5 minutes after eating some beautiful fresh bright red strawberries, I began to choke and couldn't breathe, out of desparation and several attempts of doucing me with water, my boss shoved Half & Half milk down my throat.  Wah-Lah! My cure.  From that time on I drink "MILK" to stop the attack.  That's what works for me.

    • Anonymous
      pamphyila
      May. 13, 2009

      This reaction may be due to an allergic response to the pesticides used in these fruits. I could only eat fruits I could PEEL for years - now I eat organic peaches, grapes, strawberries, nectarines, and so on and have no problems.

  • Anonymous
    Paula
    Jul. 17, 2008

    For the past 2 months I've had a tickle in my throat It comes and goes and when it comes there's no relieving it, although it only last for a few minutes and it's bad enough that it wakes me up in the night.  I went to see a dr. as an aquaintace of mine had an itchy throat for about a year and chalked it up to allergies and unfortunately he passed...

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    For the past 2 months I've had a tickle in my throat It comes and goes and when it comes there's no relieving it, although it only last for a few minutes and it's bad enough that it wakes me up in the night.  I went to see a dr. as an aquaintace of mine had an itchy throat for about a year and chalked it up to allergies and unfortunately he passed away a few weeks ago from troat cancer. Never neglect your health or self-diagnose.  I don't have allergies but my doctor said they can come on at any age and I have no other symptoms.  The only thing I do have is a very dusty house as it is a new constuction and will take time for the heaviest of dust to be gone for good.  I just started taking Non-Drowsy Aerius Allergy yesterday and last night I had my first full nights sleep in months, and I haven't had the tickle/itch yet today.  Good Luck!!

     

    Paula

    Moncton, NB

    Canada

    • Anonymous
      Zunair
      Oct. 15, 2009

      Cool

      almost same here....

      itches for couple minutes n gone...

      if you try to make it go away by scratching(moving tongue from the back or kinda coughing) it make it worst, makes me sneez, give me watery eyes, then i get runny nose, feels like itches back of my ear and throat...and it goes away after couple minutes... and i have stuffy nose all day long(only...

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      Cool

      almost same here....

      itches for couple minutes n gone...

      if you try to make it go away by scratching(moving tongue from the back or kinda coughing) it make it worst, makes me sneez, give me watery eyes, then i get runny nose, feels like itches back of my ear and throat...and it goes away after couple minutes... and i have stuffy nose all day long(only when i m not moving arround like walking or doing some physical work) also headache comes and go all day long

       

      This started back like 5 years ago...

      when there was construction going arround one of my house...

       i thing it's the "Joint Compound" they use to smooth out the sheetrocks. When Joint Compound is sanded, the dust from it really scratches your throat...

       

       

      after this happned to me... i started getting itchy throat when room temperature changes really fast... like when i start heat in my car when its cold outside... i think, tempreature wise most of the times it's HEAT that trigers it.

       

      a year ago i had a really bad sore throat... and i knew it started from this throat itch...

      first i had itchy throat

      then runny nose and headache

      then sore throat

      then fever

      so i was like this for about 3 days...

      went to the doctor told her about how i thought it happend...

      she gave me insulin for throat cuz i had a positive result for sore throat infection...

      and she gave me zyrtec (not the prescription one).

      so i started having zyrtec 10m ... n had it for 3 months.. worked preety good...

      then i started getting itchy eyes!!! that was bad!

      cuz of itchy eyes i had to stop taking them...

      now i take them when ever i get itchy throat or when ever i think it will be a bad day if i dont take it... cuz i dont like taking any medicine everyday or getting itchy eyes for taking em every day and get addicted to them...

       

      so its been a year now... winter is here... and heat is killing me now...

      i am taking zyrtec almost every day... some how my nose feels like it's burning from inside... and zyrtec does not work some times...

       

      i need a perminant fix(treatment) for this!

      sometimes i feel like cutting my throat out and scratch it! or

      put some kind of shield inside! i hate it!

       

      hey i got a question! Can some kind of surgery be done on it!?

       

      Thank You

       

       

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Nov. 17, 2009

      I've found something that helps me. I've been getting itchy throat off and on -- just started getting really bad in the last few weeks. Two nights ago it was torturing me, and I went out to Whole Foods to see if there was anything natural I hadn't tried yet. On the way in was a display of grapefruit and slices to sample. I took a bite of one, AND IT HELPED,...

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      I've found something that helps me. I've been getting itchy throat off and on -- just started getting really bad in the last few weeks. Two nights ago it was torturing me, and I went out to Whole Foods to see if there was anything natural I hadn't tried yet. On the way in was a display of grapefruit and slices to sample. I took a bite of one, AND IT HELPED, practically right away. Suddenly, my throat was tolerable. Not great, but tolerable. I bought some whole grapefruit and some (fresh) grapefruit juice and have been eating and drinking lots over the last 48 hours. And... it has really helped. Things are not perfect, but my throat is far less itchy.

       

      I did a little research and came up with quercetin as the reason why the grapefruit may be helping me. If you don't hate grapefruit, you might consider giving it a try. The ruby red grapefruit is often pretty sweet, not super sour. Quercetin is also sold as a supplement, but I haven't gone that route yet, since I'm still improving with the fresh stuff.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun. 23, 2008

    Yeah the itchy throat due to an array of allergies is no fun. What comforts me when this happens is Airborne Seasonal Relief. It definitely doesn't cure the problem long term, but is nice and effective right away taking away my irritation.

  • Anonymous
    marc
    May. 03, 2008

     

    Hi,

     

    Gargling in the morning and at night basically keeping your mouth clean helps. And also keep your nose dry. But sounds like you have sinus infection. If you don't have this problem anymore please let me know what's working for you?

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Jun. 16, 2008

      Get Ready: This works!  Neil Med 2x Daily (Ask your Pharmacist), Nasalchrom ( again, ask your pharmacist), Gargle with Hydrogen peroxide, and make a 1/3 solution of Hydorgen peroxide and 2/3 distilled water in a squirt it in each nostril 2x daily. Oh, eat garlic and or raw jalepenos daily tossed in a nice salad.   Good Luck!  P.S....

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      Get Ready: This works!  Neil Med 2x Daily (Ask your Pharmacist), Nasalchrom ( again, ask your pharmacist), Gargle with Hydrogen peroxide, and make a 1/3 solution of Hydorgen peroxide and 2/3 distilled water in a squirt it in each nostril 2x daily. Oh, eat garlic and or raw jalepenos daily tossed in a nice salad.   Good Luck!  P.S. Zyrtec didn't do much for me.

  • Anonymous
    Sharon
    Apr. 20, 2008
    A pharmacist said to try Skittles, the candy, it helps the dry cough, the citric acid creates more saliva. I haven't found anything that gets rid of the itchy throat, except eating and drinking alot. Sharon in Cincinnati
    • Anonymous
      DMG
      Apr. 22, 2008

      My throat is soo itchy from my cat. I went to the allergist and he gave me an RX for Asetlin and it works but is soo nasty. it's a nose spray that drips down your throat almost instantly. that alone is enough to make me stop using it. i need something else. Claritin and Zyrtec do nothing for me =( and i'm afraid of benadryl because it makes me so groggy. help!...

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      My throat is soo itchy from my cat. I went to the allergist and he gave me an RX for Asetlin and it works but is soo nasty. it's a nose spray that drips down your throat almost instantly. that alone is enough to make me stop using it. i need something else. Claritin and Zyrtec do nothing for me =( and i'm afraid of benadryl because it makes me so groggy. help!

    • Anonymous
      Casey_Allergies
      Jun. 28, 2009

      I have tired many different types of medicines: sprays, pills, syrups. I find spray is the best for anti-drowsy, Nasonex is non-drowsy and does not drip but still needs to be sprayed in the nose.

  • JB
    JB
    Apr. 11, 2008

    There's new information on what itchy throat is and what causes it on the site

     

    Itchy Throat? It's Called Oral Allergy Syndrome

     

    It's related to pollen allergies and gets worse during allergy season for some people.

    Does anyone notice which foods really get the itching going? Is it fruit, vegetables or nuts? Does it itch less when the food...

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    There's new information on what itchy throat is and what causes it on the site

     

    Itchy Throat? It's Called Oral Allergy Syndrome

     

    It's related to pollen allergies and gets worse during allergy season for some people.

    Does anyone notice which foods really get the itching going? Is it fruit, vegetables or nuts? Does it itch less when the food is cooked?

     

    I'm curious what people are experiencing. Thanks!

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Apr. 19, 2008

      i have a super itchy throat too. it itches during the day too but especially as night. i take zyrtec and it works for me. when the over the counter zyrtec came out, i tried it and it didnt work as well for me as the prescription. so i still get mine with prescription. but its good stuff. summers are worst though and even with the zyrtec i still...

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      i have a super itchy throat too. it itches during the day too but especially as night. i take zyrtec and it works for me. when the over the counter zyrtec came out, i tried it and it didnt work as well for me as the prescription. so i still get mine with prescription. but its good stuff. summers are worst though and even with the zyrtec i still get the occasional itchy throat. but its definately worth a try.

    • Anonymous
      Kathy
      May. 28, 2009

      Yes, I have an itchy throat!! I am also a Zyrtec taker and recently tried the generic brand but it is not working. I thought it was phycological at first becuase almost instantly after the switch I was sneezing, running nose, night time drainage (sore throat in morning) and I have had an itchy throat ever since. I am going to try switching back, but...

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      Yes, I have an itchy throat!! I am also a Zyrtec taker and recently tried the generic brand but it is not working. I thought it was phycological at first becuase almost instantly after the switch I was sneezing, running nose, night time drainage (sore throat in morning) and I have had an itchy throat ever since. I am going to try switching back, but I need relief as well. It is keeping me up at night, becuase the itchy throat causes me to cough.

    • Anonymous
      Michelle
      Jun. 22, 2009

      This is my first year dealing with allergies, itchy mild sore throat and stuffy nose. most of the time my throat feels itchy at night and in the morning I have phlem. When I cut out dairy even milk in my coffee It seem to improve.

       

    • Anonymous
      Casey_Allergies
      Jun. 28, 2009

      This is also my first year experience allergies. I believe mine are indoor from dust. I get an incredibly inchy throat that I cough none stop until i have watery eyes, almost like I am choking for air. I find it interesting that you believe milk is associated with allergies. I drink serval glasses a day. This could have  major impact. My allergies are...

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      This is also my first year experience allergies. I believe mine are indoor from dust. I get an incredibly inchy throat that I cough none stop until i have watery eyes, almost like I am choking for air. I find it interesting that you believe milk is associated with allergies. I drink serval glasses a day. This could have  major impact. My allergies are worse at night but always bad in dusty places.

       

      Casey

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Aug. 19, 2009

      Yes, bananas.  If cooked no problems.  This has just started in the last few years.  Today I also noticed it happen with a raw plum.  It goes away after awhile.  I have been avoiding bananas.  Any other suggestions?  If I continue to eat bananas will the itching at the back of my mouth/throat get worse?

    • Anonymous
      tracey
      Feb. 07, 2010

      You might have a latex allergy.  Look it up.  Certain fruits are a cross reaction with latex.

    • Anonymous
      Laura
      Sep. 27, 2009

      If I eat peanuts, blackberries, corn syrup I get the itchy throat. I describe it more as a "raw" throat with a razor blade sitting on my tonsil...It's IRRITATING as heck!

       

      Food is very responsible for allergies I'm finding out.  Recently, my daughter discovered a bunch of food intolerances and so did I through the elimination diet.  As we added...

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      If I eat peanuts, blackberries, corn syrup I get the itchy throat. I describe it more as a "raw" throat with a razor blade sitting on my tonsil...It's IRRITATING as heck!

       

      Food is very responsible for allergies I'm finding out.  Recently, my daughter discovered a bunch of food intolerances and so did I through the elimination diet.  As we added back foods, YIPES...reaction CITY!

       

      So, she and I are writing a book together called Gluten (and Rice) Free in Poverty, a book about eating without gluten, rice, other allergens on a small budget like we are.

       

       

    • mcherv
      Nov. 18, 2009

      Raw apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries, Strawberries (not too bad) Carrots (especially carrot juice) cause an itchy troat up into my ears and itchy lips.  Any of the above cooked are fine.

    • Anonymous
      jacky carroll
      Dec. 27, 2009

      i get an itchy throat and ears i have it right now and ive had a migraine all night fi think it is weat intolorance and house dust. I am at the end of y teather soeone help me x

    • Anonymous
      jacky carroll
      Dec. 27, 2009

      i get an itchy throat and ears i have it right now and ive had a migraine all night fi think it is weat intolorance and house dust. I am at the end of y teather soeone help me x

    • james
      Jul. 14, 2010

      i have had this itchy throat case for about a year. it comes and goes. But i notice that it is triggered most often when i get to chew raw onions. I dont know if tis is an allergy or something else being the cause.

    • edwin lazarte
      Feb. 01, 2011

      i have an itchy throat, nasal drip. sneezing. dry cough. watery eyes that bothers me so much

       

  • jenny111
    Apr. 09, 2008

    When going the alternative medicine route one is often left to research and experiment to find the right products and resources. Here is a new site that is beginning to gather all the resources in one place. You can research conditions for various therapeutic modes, including Ayurvedic medicine, and get information about the effectiveness of therapies and...

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    When going the alternative medicine route one is often left to research and experiment to find the right products and resources. Here is a new site that is beginning to gather all the resources in one place. You can research conditions for various therapeutic modes, including Ayurvedic medicine, and get information about the effectiveness of therapies and remedies. The site is also a launching point for researching integrated alternative medicine therapies on the web. Go to http://www.rvita.com  .

  • Anonymous
    Candice
    Apr. 06, 2008

    Hi, I have the exact same problem year around and it is the worst symptom for me too. The only thing I have tried that works is Flonase by prescription, but that involve spraying stuff up your nose which I am not a fan of. I want to find ann alternative, but I don't know if there is one :( If you don't mind spraying liquid up your nose, that is the...

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    Hi, I have the exact same problem year around and it is the worst symptom for me too. The only thing I have tried that works is Flonase by prescription, but that involve spraying stuff up your nose which I am not a fan of. I want to find ann alternative, but I don't know if there is one :( If you don't mind spraying liquid up your nose, that is the best! I took it for 6 months and the symptoms were gone! I just hate using it!

     

    Hope this helps,

    Candice 

    • Anonymous
      Maria
      Oct. 21, 2009

      Steroid nasal spray is the only thing that worked for me too. Much better than claritin. I take it year round now.

    • Candice
      Oct. 21, 2009

      I found an alternative: NasalCrom! You have to take it 4 times a day and it is also a nasal spray. It works great after you use it for a week; it is like Flonase in that way, but has no steroids!! Once or twice a week I also use a Netti Pot to irrigate my nasal passageways and find that it removes the flem from my throat pretty well! Hope this helps all of...

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      I found an alternative: NasalCrom! You have to take it 4 times a day and it is also a nasal spray. It works great after you use it for a week; it is like Flonase in that way, but has no steroids!! Once or twice a week I also use a Netti Pot to irrigate my nasal passageways and find that it removes the flem from my throat pretty well! Hope this helps all of you.

    • Anonymous
      liledwin1995
      Mar. 07, 2010

      yeah i just been assign to this medincen and i have this itchy troat for alease a year and its just a pain in the ass so i hope it do work

    • Anonymous
      Deloris
      Nov. 08, 2010

      I keep a bottle of Chloraseptic Sore Throat spray on my nightstand.  When I wake up with the itchy throat I just spray and it goes away.  My sister and I wouldn't leave home without our bottle of Chloraseptic Spray, always in our travael bag.  I think having it handy helps me from getting a sore throat.  It's available in...

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      I keep a bottle of Chloraseptic Sore Throat spray on my nightstand.  When I wake up with the itchy throat I just spray and it goes away.  My sister and I wouldn't leave home without our bottle of Chloraseptic Spray, always in our travael bag.  I think having it handy helps me from getting a sore throat.  It's available in all drug stores..

  • Anonymous
    Nicolette carter
    Mar. 10, 2008
    I just developed this allergy last year.  I started the Target knockoff brand of the Claritin and it dries up my nose but, like you, does nothing for my throat.  I chew gum when my throat feels dry and itchy, that may be a better option than eating. 
    • Kathy W.
      Sep. 13, 2010

      This is the first year that I have been battling with allergies, and its driving me crazy.... but the only thing that does work for me is chewing gum (WHAT A BLESSING). I was perscribed Flonase which didn't work. So my suggestion to anyone with this aggrevating problem is try the gum: (MENTOS): FRESH MINT in the blue container.

       

  • Isuffernomore
    Jan. 01, 2008

    I suffer from Hayfever, Cat Hair, Dust.. you name it. I tried over the counter meds for years.. only to find myself tired , groggy and them immune to them eventually. I tried Several Anti Histamine products and they made me tired as well. I had a friend that was taking Zyrtec and almost immediatly started feeling better without any side effects. She gve me...

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    I suffer from Hayfever, Cat Hair, Dust.. you name it. I tried over the counter meds for years.. only to find myself tired , groggy and them immune to them eventually. I tried Several Anti Histamine products and they made me tired as well. I had a friend that was taking Zyrtec and almost immediatly started feeling better without any side effects. She gve me 2 tablets(10mg) I know your not suppose to do that! So don't ! But it worked on the 2nd day. The 1st day I was a little sleepy, so I went to my DR. and he put me on 10mg 30 pills. They are a live saver. Funny thing is I also suffer a little from Anxiety and Zyrtec is also has some properties in it that helps a little from that. The Upside - No More Allergies . I mean NOTHING! Downside - I get dry mouth a lot, and I constantly carry water bottles , yes this is a side effect. I have been on Zyrtec now for 2 yrs and it has changed my life. I have to take it year around now and that is another side effect that the doctor didn't tell me about, My Summers are worse and I stopped taking it in the winter for a week but I get itchy, I have been told since it blocks my histamine this does happen so owell I am on it all year around and I have not built up a tollerance for it same dose 10mg 1 time a day and I function like a normal Human. But I still don't like Cats!! Sorry all Cat Lovers! :)

     

    I checked around on several online Pharms and even Walgreens wants $75.00 for 1 month supply. I get mine at www.medsRXshop.com for $27.00 for a 2month Supply!! I am not selling her just suggesting to try this medication if you have allergies. But I have not found a better and cheaper place for this med than that site where my friend sent me. I can imagine living without it. It's at my door like clockwork every 60 days.

    Check with your doctor and see if Zyrtec is the right med for you and please let me know if you have the same relief I did!

    Happy New Years ALL!

    • Anonymous
      Nancy
      Mar. 09, 2010

      I use the generic form of Zyrtec.  It is called Cetirizine Hydrochloride. I get it at my HMO pharmacy and it is less than $10.00 for 100 tablets.  It is available in 5 mg and 10 mg tablets. It is to be taken once daily but can be taken twice if needed, unless you are 65 or older. (I am) It is for indoor and outdoor allergies.  If you check the...

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      I use the generic form of Zyrtec.  It is called Cetirizine Hydrochloride. I get it at my HMO pharmacy and it is less than $10.00 for 100 tablets.  It is available in 5 mg and 10 mg tablets. It is to be taken once daily but can be taken twice if needed, unless you are 65 or older. (I am) It is for indoor and outdoor allergies.  If you check the Zyrtec label, you should see that Cetirizine Hydrochloride is the active ingredient.  You'll save a lot of money.  Nancy

    • Joan
      May. 02, 2010

      GOOD NEWS!  The COSTCO generic brand of Zyrtec (I think it is Allertec) is $15 for 365 tablets!  Awesome!

    • Knsy2k
      Sep. 04, 2010

      What a relief Zyrtec gave me!!! I had the worst allergies anyone can imagine!! It was so severe I thought I was going to die! I thought I had, cancer in my throat...I was so frustrated...I couldn't go out and had a normal day, it was like I wa living in a nightmare!!! Thank you Zyrtec for giving me my life back and waking me up from my nightmare...wow...

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      What a relief Zyrtec gave me!!! I had the worst allergies anyone can imagine!! It was so severe I thought I was going to die! I thought I had, cancer in my throat...I was so frustrated...I couldn't go out and had a normal day, it was like I wa living in a nightmare!!! Thank you Zyrtec for giving me my life back and waking me up from my nightmare...wow what a relief!!!

  • Anonymous
    Teddi
    Nov. 06, 2007
    Whenever I get the "itchy throat", I try to drink something real cold (ice water, carbonated drinks, etc.).  It seems to help.  Also, when I eat during this time, I try to work in some spicy foods (i.e., Mexican--usually these contain lots of vitamain C). 
  • Anonymous
    KEKE
    Oct. 19, 2007
    I HAVE THE SAME ISSUE AND YOUR RIGHT, EATING IS THE ONLY THING THAT WORKS. IVE TRIED ALOT OF ALLERGY MEDS. THEY DRY ME OUT AND DOESNT STOP THE ITCHING. PLS LET ME KNOW IF YOU FOUND SOMETHING THAT HELPS
    • Anonymous
      amg
      Mar. 22, 2010

      Allegra worked for me.

       

      Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Oct. 05, 2007
    I too have suffered for for years with my itchy throat due to my allergies.  The only thing that works for me is Clartin-D..I am not conjested but something in the Clartin-D works..the plain Claritin doesn't work for me..I only end up taking the pills for a month or two out of the year.  The side effects for me is being unable to sleep, but its...
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    I too have suffered for for years with my itchy throat due to my allergies.  The only thing that works for me is Clartin-D..I am not conjested but something in the Clartin-D works..the plain Claritin doesn't work for me..I only end up taking the pills for a month or two out of the year.  The side effects for me is being unable to sleep, but its not as bad as my itchy throat.
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Nov. 20, 2009

      Since you said the "D" part of the claritan keeps you awake, try taking Sudafed PE and not the Claritan with the "D".  You may be kept awake by the Pseudoephedrine in the "D".  The "D" is only a decongestant but I too willnotice sleep problems with the regular Sudafed and sometimes have to change to the Sudafed PE.  Hope it helps.

    • Anonymous
      Elaine Casey
      Feb. 01, 2010

      Hello, I love this site.  I have a newly acquired allergy - Mountain cedar pollen - and have suffered for the last couple of months.  I have tried 5 different allergy medicines, and the one that beat the allergy keep me away ALL night.  Ugh, very frustrating as is is either the nasal drip and sneezing or the allergy medicine that cures these...

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      Hello, I love this site.  I have a newly acquired allergy - Mountain cedar pollen - and have suffered for the last couple of months.  I have tried 5 different allergy medicines, and the one that beat the allergy keep me away ALL night.  Ugh, very frustrating as is is either the nasal drip and sneezing or the allergy medicine that cures these things.

       

      Any other suggestions on allergy medicine that does not contain Pseudoephedrine but has the necessary properties to stop the allergies in their tracks?

       

      Thanks,

    • Anonymous
      anne
      Aug. 16, 2010

      i suffer an itchy throat almost everynight or early morning...the only way that i get rid of my itchy throat and get back to sleep is taking 1 nasatapp tablet.it does good to me..so everytime my throat get itchy that force me to cough then il take that tablet. try it too it may help u

  • Patricia Theiler
    Jun. 08, 2007
    Our health expert Kathleen MacNaughton’s SharePost Trigger Avoidance Key to Allergy Symptoms Control offers suggestions for how to minimize contact with your allergy triggers as an effective prevention tactic. Her sharepost Allergy Testing Can Help Identify Your Allergic Triggers is a good review of how your healthcare professionals can help assess your...
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    Our health expert Kathleen MacNaughton’s SharePost Trigger Avoidance Key to Allergy Symptoms Control offers suggestions for how to minimize contact with your allergy triggers as an effective prevention tactic. Her sharepost Allergy Testing Can Help Identify Your Allergic Triggers is a good review of how your healthcare professionals can help assess your condition. Be sure to review the Treatment pages which include a discussion of so called second-generation antihistamines such as Claritin.

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    • Anonymous
      Jemma
      May. 31, 2009

      Chewing gum is the only thing I have managed to use that relives this! Keeps your mouth moist and prevents the itching, giving you some relief!

    • Batch 34
      May. 04, 2010

      The one thinhg I found to stop the itchy throat is Throat Discs.  I get them on Drugstore.com and it is a throat lozenges and really works well for me.  It's either these or eat Potato Chips to stop it.

    • Anonymous
      Joseph
      Jun. 20, 2010

      Read up on OAS  Oral Allergy Syndrome.... and food sensitivity... many who are not necessarily allergic have reactions to certain foods that are what I call pre-allergy.   Your ears itch... the back of your throat itches... your eyes may blur... you may get sleepy... your heart rate may go up.... you may feel your heart beating unusually strong......

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      Read up on OAS  Oral Allergy Syndrome.... and food sensitivity... many who are not necessarily allergic have reactions to certain foods that are what I call pre-allergy.   Your ears itch... the back of your throat itches... your eyes may blur... you may get sleepy... your heart rate may go up.... you may feel your heart beating unusually strong... then you may want to take a nap... you cannot concentrate... you write in short bursts using periods between your thoughts.... just kidding.   But you get the idea.   These are foods you should avoid.   To mask it with gum or claritin is just silly.   Listen to your body.  

    • Rmosamma
      Nov. 03, 2010

      Ok, I have to tell you my cough started with itchy throat but now it is just so deep in my stomach and I feel like(don't know how to describe it in medical term)heat coming out of my throat and want to cough little bit but does not help much, at night I have no problem I sleep fine, but some hours during the day it comes and I use lots of cough drops to stop...

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      Ok, I have to tell you my cough started with itchy throat but now it is just so deep in my stomach and I feel like(don't know how to describe it in medical term)heat coming out of my throat and want to cough little bit but does not help much, at night I have no problem I sleep fine, but some hours during the day it comes and I use lots of cough drops to stop it, specially when I need to talk, I talk a lot since I am a teacher, but anyway, I always tell others how to use home remedies, right now I have hot milk with honey and lots of cinnamon, but when It comes to my own treatment, sometimes it works, but most of the time don't see much improvement, hot lemon with honey and all the other remedies, anyway sometimes feels like may be something else is wrong but I quickly forget about it, right now my mind is in writing this so I don't have any cough, it is just strange, may be it is just in my mind. Thanks to those who read this, I am already feeling better to talk to some people at least, nice day. Taken half day off today.

    • Anonymous
      katray
      Mar. 08, 2011

      I have the same itchy throat symptoms  but worse... I have a cough that is coming from the area of the throat right behind where my nasal passages empty into the throat. Sometimes it is so bad it feels like a wad of dust in there and I cough so badly that I almost black out. Been to ENT and primary doctor and they dont know what it is. Am using nasal rinse...

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      I have the same itchy throat symptoms  but worse... I have a cough that is coming from the area of the throat right behind where my nasal passages empty into the throat. Sometimes it is so bad it feels like a wad of dust in there and I cough so badly that I almost black out. Been to ENT and primary doctor and they dont know what it is. Am using nasal rinse now which seems to help. I have to quit using Nasonex now because my insurance company doesnt has raised my copay for it.

    • twor
      Sep. 17, 2011

      i have a itchy throat too:( and  the bad thing is that im geting braces in 2 months:(but im really looking forward too having a colorful mouth:)the thing im scared about is spacers

       

    • Chan
      Feb. 13, 2012

      My cough started with cold. But now I have dry cough + itchy throat for the last 6 weeks. Chest X ray & Blood total eosinophil count has been checked and found okey. It seems my symptoms are approximately same like you. Could please tell me what you have you done (medicines) for cough?

    • Anonymous
      anny
      Dec. 12, 2013

      Take adulsa cough syrup. It will work for all types of cough and itchy throat and also it is ayurvedic.

       

    • Anonymous
      Cheryl
      Jan. 25, 2011

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      From Cheryl , Thanks for what Joseph said about the food allergy. I had some time ago noticed that my throat would get that itch after I had a cappuccino, whip cream or creamers dry or liquid. If I don't indulge in these things my symptoms go away, but when I have the affects of it last for days and weeks. The temporary fixes don't work gum, eating, chips; Drugs just mask the problem lozenges’, Claritin. The Claritin stopped my blood pressure medicine from working so I wondered what I could do while watching my ankles swell, and decided to look at what I could do to improve anything that was causing these allergy symptoms. Dust and mold growing in the house doesn't help either.Smile

    • vikky
      Jan. 08, 2012

      hi,

      swelling legs are helped with a daily walk program, 1/2 to 1 mile sholuld help.

      also try naturals, they help better.

    • Animal Lover
      Apr. 10, 2011

      Hi

       

      I have oral allergy syndrome, ans severe allergic asthma.  Now the pollen season is here my throat is very sore when I go out and I loose my voice, another factor is the soreness goes down into the top of my windpipe.

       

      Does any one know other than covering your face when out if there is another way to help.

       

      I take high doses of antihistamines,...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi

       

      I have oral allergy syndrome, ans severe allergic asthma.  Now the pollen season is here my throat is very sore when I go out and I loose my voice, another factor is the soreness goes down into the top of my windpipe.

       

      Does any one know other than covering your face when out if there is another way to help.

       

      I take high doses of antihistamines, and four different inhalers and well as tablets for my asthma.

       

      I would apprciate any advice.

       

      Thanks

       

      Animal Lover

       

    • Josette
      Oct. 13, 2011

      Hi,

       it's the same with me. I get severe food allergies when I go to parties,I have to really watch out for what I,m eating.My throat swells up and itches and feels tight so then I immediately first reach out for Solupred (steroid pills) then try not to panic and breathe through a paper bag for stabilizing my panic attack,because it is a deathly situation.I...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi,

       it's the same with me. I get severe food allergies when I go to parties,I have to really watch out for what I,m eating.My throat swells up and itches and feels tight so then I immediately first reach out for Solupred (steroid pills) then try not to panic and breathe through a paper bag for stabilizing my panic attack,because it is a deathly situation.I try to keep clear of salmon,which is the culprit , but the last attack I had was 2 days ago,still having it, was from carpet dust/mites from a reception party.I tried a herbal remedy which someone suggested of a mix of lemon/parsley blended together.As soon as I had two gulps my throat restricted even more and that was really scary as I was alone.Drink lots of water after and DO NOT SLEEP immediately. You may never wake up.

    • Anonymous
      lettelette90121
      Aug. 29, 2010

      thank u i will try that  Laughing

    • Anonymous
      haylo
      Mar. 13, 2012

      Wow I just searched for suggestions for this during a horrible attack of itchiness. Ran for my handbag so fast for some chewing gum and now I'm in itch-free heaven. Thanks :)

    • Anonymous
      Alison
      Apr. 08, 2012

      yes! Gum has helped me a lot! I found it in my purse and it was minty so i tried it! Mint really soothes my throat. I also have gargled warm salt water! Even if i step outside for thirty second my throat starts to itch and I cough nonstop!

    • Anonymous
      Alison
      Apr. 08, 2012

      yes! Gum has helped me a lot! I found it in my purse and it was minty so i tried it! Mint really soothes my throat. I also have gargled warm salt water! Even if i step outside for thirty second my throat starts to itch and I cough nonstop!

    • Anonymous
      lgroves195
      Oct. 18, 2010

      I just had a big panic attack from all the itching going on my body, from the throat, inner ear, brought on such fear, so not funny..

       

      I took the Seredyn.com (on line)for anixety or panic attacks, works within min...calms the body and all natural ingreidents

      worked great with in min...

      so check it out on line and make the decision for youself..

      : ) c/g...

      RHMLucky777

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      I just had a big panic attack from all the itching going on my body, from the throat, inner ear, brought on such fear, so not funny..

       

      I took the Seredyn.com (on line)for anixety or panic attacks, works within min...calms the body and all natural ingreidents

      worked great with in min...

      so check it out on line and make the decision for youself..

      : ) c/g

    • Anonymous
      Jenny
      Mar. 02, 2011

      ...Seeking answers here like everyone else but I will just mention that I tried stuffing my ears with cotton like my mom used to have us do with a sore throat when we were little. This has stopped a whole lot of the itching in my ears and throat. I think it must absorb a lot of the moisture or "drippy stuff" which I realize now must be causing the ear itching....

      RHMLucky777

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      ...Seeking answers here like everyone else but I will just mention that I tried stuffing my ears with cotton like my mom used to have us do with a sore throat when we were little. This has stopped a whole lot of the itching in my ears and throat. I think it must absorb a lot of the moisture or "drippy stuff" which I realize now must be causing the ear itching. The throat still itches but I think it is less.... and it is quite sore now from the itchy-scratchy cycle :(  But the old cotton trick has helped some. (By the way I pull apart a cotton square and stuff the fuzzy soft part in first. I think it is more absorbent and more comfortable that way.) Hope it helps somebody! :)

    • anonymus
      Jul. 07, 2011

      Yeah and I am sure that helps with it and everything

    • anonymus
      Jul. 07, 2011

      Yeah and I am sure that helps with it and everything

    • Jianna
      Jun. 08, 2012

      Why do you put your comment on twice, "anonymous" and why do you reply when your comment is not even helpful?

      Now,

       

      I have the exact same problem, what I do is drink hot soup, herbal tea, and all-natural, no sugar, honey. It cools it off a little bit, but only time will help, really.

      I hope I helped, I know what it's like! (Painful!)Cry

    • Jianna
      Jun. 08, 2012

      Okay, so I have the same problem! I don't have allergies or anything, but I have been very sick with throat itchiness, ear itching, sore throat, sneezing, and coughing fits. It happens rarely, (aaa) and when it does come, it's come very, very very badly! What I tried is I chew gum, drink hot soup, herbal tea works too.B Also, honey is very good if it's all...

      RHMLucky777

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      Okay, so I have the same problem! I don't have allergies or anything, but I have been very sick with throat itchiness, ear itching, sore throat, sneezing, and coughing fits. It happens rarely, (aaa) and when it does come, it's come very, very very badly! What I tried is I chew gum, drink hot soup, herbal tea works too.B Also, honey is very good if it's all natural and all.