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Itchy throat

i have had this for more than six months now the right side inside of my throat itches me sometimes little bit,sometimes plenty,recently i was hoarse for about five days.Been to two doctors used meds like singulair,inhalers and antibiotics its beginning to worry me so i am thinking should i go to an ENT.Sometimes i cough so much my head aches,my face and temples hurt what to do /
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Your symptoms could be due to a post nasal drip, which can cause a chronic irritation in the throat. This could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could be sinusitis, if it is accompanied by nasal stuffiness and facial pain or pressure. Post nasal drip could also be due to allergens. These are substances like pollen, dust, animal dander, certain foods, insect venoms and certain medications. Exposure to allergens causes a runny nose with a resultant post nasal drip where secretions from the nose go backward into the throat and irritate causing cough. Cough is a protective mechanism by the body as it helps to prevent infections. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. In the meantime for relief from your symptoms you could do warm salt gargles and take OTC antihistamines.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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