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Itchy Throat

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Updated March 29, 2010

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An itchy throat is enough to drive a person crazy when you can't get relief. It's important to know what is causing the itchy throat so that you know what to do to relieve the itching. The most common causes of an itchy throats are:

Typically, taking medications such as antihistamines will help relieve the annoyance of an itchy throat. It may also be helpful to drink warm fluids (such as hot tea with honey) or eat cold foods (such as popsicles or ice cream). Throat lozenges and hard candy are a good option for adults and older children.

If you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing and a rash along with itching, seek medical attention immediately because these may be signs of a life threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.

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"What's An Asthma Flare-Up?" KidsHealth.org Nov 09. Nemours Foundation. 29 Mar 10.

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