My Throat is Tight, Itchy and I Feel if I Can't Breathe

Question

Asked by Alyssa

My Throat Is Tight And Is Itchy And I Feel As If I Can't Breathe?

I don't have asthma and it is cold season. I have a dry cough and I find it more irritating than a wet cough.

Answer

Alyssa... I hope by now you've gotten treatment. Your symptoms sound as though they could have been the start of an anaphylaxis reaction. Often this is due to a food allergy or being stung by certain insects that you are allergic to. Anaphylaxis requires immediate emergency treatment.

If it was just a regular allergy attack, then I'd still call your doctor for advice on treatment. Even if you never had asthma before, you might develop it at some point. Best to be evaluated.

Best,

Kathi

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