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What causes painful itchy throat along with mouth ulcer?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: Suddenly I have got throat pain. iching and mouth ulcer. What could be the reason and how can I get it clear.
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Innocuous likely, home remedies

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. At the age of 27 throat pain with itching is innocuous and commonly the sequelae of common cold or flu which leads to post nasal dripping and thus irritates throat.

Apart from it acid reflux may cause throat itching and pain with aphthous ulcers like in your case.

> infectious mononucleosis may present this way as well.

>A simple strep throat may give a very same presentation.

>Apart from it, a poor oral hygiene may lead to such discomforts too.

>Allergies are the commonest cause of such throat congestions.

You need symptomatic care and home remedies work like charm. For aphthous ulcers, oral anesthetic gels and corticosteroids gels will help the pain and inflammation of mouth ulcer.

>Rest. Get plenty of sleep and rest your voice.

>Drink fluids. Drink plenty of water to keep the throat moist and prevent dehydration.

>Try comforting foods and beverage. Warm liquids — broth, caffeine-free tea or warm water with honey — and cold treats such as ice pops can soothe a sore throat.

>Gargle saltwater. A saltwater gargle of 1 teaspoon (5 grams) of table salt to 8 ounces (237 milliliters) of warm water can help soothe a sore throat. Gargle the solution and then spit it out.

>Humidify the air. Use a cool-air humidifier to eliminate dry air that may further irritate a sore throat or sit for several minutes in a steamy bathroom.

>Consider lozenges. Lozenges can soothe a sore throat. Because lozenges are a choking hazard for young children, don't give them to children age 4 and younger.

>Avoid irritants. Keep your home free from cigarette smoke and cleaning products that can irritate the throat.

>Treat pain and fever. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) may minimize throat pain. Aspirin has been linked with Reye's syndrome, so use caution when giving aspirin to children or teenagers. Though aspirin is approved for use in children older than age 2, children and teenagers recovering from chickenpox or flu-like symptoms should never take aspirin. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan


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What causes painful itchy throat along with mouth ulcer?

Brief Answer: Innocuous likely, home remedies Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. At the age of 27 throat pain with itching is innocuous and commonly the sequelae of common cold or flu which leads to post nasal dripping and thus irritates throat. Apart from it acid reflux may cause throat itching and pain with aphthous ulcers like in your case. > infectious mononucleosis may present this way as well. >A simple strep throat may give a very same presentation. >Apart from it, a poor oral hygiene may lead to such discomforts too. >Allergies are the commonest cause of such throat congestions. You need symptomatic care and home remedies work like charm. For aphthous ulcers, oral anesthetic gels and corticosteroids gels will help the pain and inflammation of mouth ulcer. >Rest. Get plenty of sleep and rest your voice. >Drink fluids. Drink plenty of water to keep the throat moist and prevent dehydration. >Try comforting foods and beverage. Warm liquids — broth, caffeine-free tea or warm water with honey — and cold treats such as ice pops can soothe a sore throat. >Gargle saltwater. A saltwater gargle of 1 teaspoon (5 grams) of table salt to 8 ounces (237 milliliters) of warm water can help soothe a sore throat. Gargle the solution and then spit it out. >Humidify the air. Use a cool-air humidifier to eliminate dry air that may further irritate a sore throat or sit for several minutes in a steamy bathroom. >Consider lozenges. Lozenges can soothe a sore throat. Because lozenges are a choking hazard for young children, don't give them to children age 4 and younger. >Avoid irritants. Keep your home free from cigarette smoke and cleaning products that can irritate the throat. >Treat pain and fever. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) may minimize throat pain. Aspirin has been linked with Reye's syndrome, so use caution when giving aspirin to children or teenagers. Though aspirin is approved for use in children older than age 2, children and teenagers recovering from chickenpox or flu-like symptoms should never take aspirin. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan