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I have a tingly feeling in my throat and can't stop

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I have a tingly...

I have a tingly feeling in my throat and can't stop coughing

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

Sneezing, runny nose. been going on for 2 days now

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have asthma, was recently diagnosed with a chest infection. given steroids and anti biotics

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

Your symptoms including cough are most likely due to the post nasal drip. It is also called as Chronic Upper Airway Cough Syndrome Secondary to Rhinosinus Diseases (Postnasal Drip Syndrome). The pathogenesis of this cough is mechanical stimulation of the cough reflex in the upper airway. The clinical presentation are combination of any of the following;

1) a sensation of something draining into the throat,

2) a need to clear the throat,

3) a tickle in the throat,

4) nasal congestion, or

5) a nasal discharge.

The treatment is;

1) nasal saline spray; do not need prescription for it.

2) nasal corticosteroids / nasal cromolyn / nasal antihistamines may also be needed,

3) oral leukotriene inhibitors and

4) oral antihistamines; you may try Claritin D which is over the counter

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