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What causes itchy and inflamed dry throat?

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Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018
Question: I recently just developed an itchy dry throat and my arms are also itchy. it would also seems that my throat is alittle inflammed. What do you think this could be?
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:

Either viral infection of the throat or allergy induced.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

The symptoms you have described seems to be related to either viral infection of the throat or allergy induced.

My suggestions to you are:
1. Drink frequent sips of warm water.
2. Use povidone iodine throat spray/gargles to reduce the irritation and inflammation.
3. Avoid coffee/greasy food/chilled food and beverages/smoking (if any).
4. Do steam inhalation if you have any nasal block.

Hope with these measures, you should be feeling better.

Revert back to me if you have any queries.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Naveen Kumar, ENT Specialist
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What causes itchy and inflamed dry throat?

Brief Answer: Either viral infection of the throat or allergy induced. Detailed Answer: Hi, The symptoms you have described seems to be related to either viral infection of the throat or allergy induced. My suggestions to you are: 1. Drink frequent sips of warm water. 2. Use povidone iodine throat spray/gargles to reduce the irritation and inflammation. 3. Avoid coffee/greasy food/chilled food and beverages/smoking (if any). 4. Do steam inhalation if you have any nasal block. Hope with these measures, you should be feeling better. Revert back to me if you have any queries. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Naveen Kumar, ENT Specialist