Itchy persistent throat

Patient : Itchy throat, no other symptoms. Lasting for about a month, it is late February here, becoming an annoyance interfering with social aspects.
Symptoms:  Itchy throat and mouth/tongue, no trouble swallowing
Doctor :   Hello, Thanks for the query. The causes of an itchy throat could an allergy. It could be due to food, fumes or even pollen. Stay away from similar trigger factors. The other cause could be a stuck up food particle or a foreign body that is causing irritation, even a fungal infection can cause throat itching. Stop smoking and alcohol and observe for side effects of any new medications if you have been started on. Warm saline gargles daily 3 times a day after meals will help. Chew on lozenges for a few days. If no improvement, consider consulting an ENT specialist for an examination. Hope this helped. Regards

Related Q&A

Q: I was in vacation and 4 days into the trip I developed a itchy feeling all over my body. I have no bite marks however...

Q: I got a test ige immunoglobulin serum test . The value cams 520 ? What does this mean . I am a 30 years old mum .

Q: My friend took alegra and tussin and speed and now he says he is having a hard time breathing and stayingawake

Q: Hello, I had my nose pierced about 4 weeks ago. I thought I was starting to get an infection but it turned out to be...

Q: I really want a cat but suffer with allergies. Is there any way I can live with one and control the allergy


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon