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I have this nagging cough and sometimes it makes me gag like I am going to throw up but don't

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common for anyone who has had a recent throat infection... the throat is irritated to the point that when it's dry it has a tingling poking itch that makes you cough and gag.  This will go away after the throat irritation is gone, but I've had it when I get a cold, or on dry mornings.  Drinking water does not help because the dry irritation isn't resolved - usually coughing so much that the mucous builds up and your swallow will cover it - but that's hardly what anyone wants.  Instead get some soothing throat tea (slippery elm)  - it's a bit smooth and slimy and does a great job covering over the throat.
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