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Re: Itchy throat
Aug 11, 2008
The sore throat could just be irritated from coughing, but otherwise it sounds like it could be post-nasal drip. You might have some sinus irritation still. You might need a decongestant (if you're stuffy), or an antihistamine (for the drip) for 1-2 more days.

Dextromethorphan is good for a persistent cough, guifenisen (spelling?) if you've got phlegm in your chest.

For the sore throat, try Tylenol (never on an empty stomach), and gargling with salt water. Keep drinking lots of fluids, to soothe your throat, to help flush the infection from your body, and to prevent a stuffy chest. Avoid cold fluids if you're prone to laryngitis.

They say a cold usually lasts 10 days.

If a sore throat lasts longer than 7 days, or is accompanied by other symptoms (e.g. fever, lots of white gunk on your tongue) you should call a doctor.





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