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Throat irritation can refer to a dry cougha scratchy feeling at the back of the throat, a sensation of a lumpy feeling, something stuck at the back of the throat, or possibly a feeling of dust in the throat. The symptoms are unpleasant and usually temporary, but occasionally signifies a more serious health issue, such as laryngitis. During the summer months, allergies are a common cause of throat irritation.
A persistent sore throat can recur multiple times, or it can be long term chronic. When you have an allergyyour immune system is hyper-reactive to certain substances that are normally harmless. These substances are called allergens.
Working at a humane society allowed Jill Leviticus to combine her business management experience with her love of animals. Throat dryness can be annoying, particularly if dryness makes swallowing uncomfortable. Dryness in the back of the throat can occur due to allergies, illnesses or reduced moisture in the air.
What's that nagging cough, and what can you do to cure it? Cough for a minute or two, and you may think something has "gone down the wrong pipe. After a week, bronchitis or allergies may come to mind.
Since the mouth and pharynx comprise the opening of the digestive AND the respiratory system, it makes sense we would have a strongly defended gateway there. This body-smart adaptation allows us to mount an immune response at the periphery of the body and hopefully keep viruses, bacteria, and molds at bay. It took me a long time to realize that not every sharp swallow meant I was getting sick.
Respiratory Health Cough: dry cough. A dry cough is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced known as non-productive. A dry cough is irritating and usually associated with a tickly throat. Dry coughs are often caused by viral illnesses such as colds and flu, but they can also be caused by allergies or throat irritants.
A sore throat is pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat that often worsens when you swallow. The most common cause of a sore throat pharyngitis is a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu. A sore throat caused by a virus resolves on its own.
This is high season for sore throats. One of my friends awakens with a scratchy throat nearly every morning on these cold winter days. Another said the other day that his throat felt sore and he guessed correctly that he was getting a cold. A third had gone back to bed with a throat so painful she could hardly talk, let alone swallow.