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Tickle in my throat and a chronic cough
I have a strange tickle in my throat .It seem like lint,or dust hits my throat and causes me to constantly cough.I have vomit on a full stomach if I have to constantly cough.This is so embarrassing picking my daughter up from school,work,or out in public.My doctor has given me allergy pills and nasal spray none of these seem to work.I read all of the above comments and I seem to have the same symptoms.This site is very helpful because for a minuet it started to scare me thinking it was throat cancer,or whopping cough.I have never tried to take the nasal spray and allergy pills together.but tonight I will because I have been sleeping on the sofa because I don't want to wake my husband who works a 12 hours shift.Thanks for the help.I will update you if this tickle goes away because it is no laughing matter.


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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Tickle in the throat with particle like feeling can be due to exacerbation of the GERD or gastric reflux.  It could also be hiatal hernia. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes. You will need to take a combination of medications (under medical supervision) like a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole, lansoprazole or pantoprazole empty stomach in the morning and an antacid gel after meals for complete relief. Possibility of H pylori infection too should be looked into by a carbon urea breath test and a combination antibiotic tried. Many a times a persisting H pylori infection can be the cause behind acidity not responding to treatment.
Life style changes that will help include: Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Avoid lying down for least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you.
Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral.
Take care!
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I am having the same problem you are having. My doctor have put me on steriods and an allergy pill and that has help a lot, but I still have this tickle that causes me to cough alot. What can I do?
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I've read through most of the comments about tickly cough. I have had symptoms from November to May for the last 5 years. It starts with an infection which leaves me with this awful cough.
One thing which has helped me sleep at night is to have a hot water bottle on my chest. Add some olbas oil to the bottle cover and this has helped me sleep. Unfortunately I still have the cough but this is one of my coping techniques.
No-one says how they cope with this at work. Do you take sick leave or just disappear when you start coughing?

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my tickly cough is brought on by a feeling of a choking in the windpipe..it can be caused by smells, TALKING, or a sudden movement of my head downwards.....I DO not have a cough or cold or any pain in swallowing ..what could this be? Sometimes horrid little white bits are brought up too!!
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Hi robbali, I found this forum because I too have started to have a tickle in the throat that does feel like a choking in my windpipe..(which has woken me up the last 3 nights) and made me cough violently until i could reach my water bottle & inhaler on my side table. Tonight I was just laying down on my side, eyes closed, ALMOST asleep when i felt that tickle once before gasping for air. It was scary at the very least & i'm lucky that my bf knew where i left my inhaler earlier in the week :S

While i don't know for sure what's causing either of our episodes, your words "horrid little white bits" to me ABSOLUTELY sounds like "tonsil stones"! I had them like CRAZY when i was little, but it's very rare if i cough them up now.
Which i have heard is quite normal to have more when younger, that gradually lessen with time.
They aren't a sign of anything bad, but if they STINK to hell & back.. Then i'll bet that's all the white bits are. :D If you google Tonsil Stones, read some other peoples accounts with them maybe they can do a little better in the exact cause/ description for them! Best of luck to you in ALL QUERIES though! If this keeps up for me i may just go in to get checked out. (since i get sick rather easy anyway)
If you are able to financially and want a definite answer, your dentist could more than likely identify the 'bits'.

Be well!:D
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