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Itching throat no cough

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: March 18, 2020 5:33 AM
Anonymous 8 months

Feel itching throat for about ten days. Ever went to the confirmed convid 19 case area. Will I be able to get infected.

Dr Sri Viknarajan 8 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

Based on your description, there are many factors that can cause itchy throat such as:

  • Inflammation of the throat (esophagitis) - due to viral infection, smokes (from haze or smoking)
  • Dehydration - drinking less water
  • Acid reflux - due to GERD
  • Candida infection - usually in people with diabetes or decrease immune level
  • Medication side effects - such as thyroid medication

You are encouraged to answer the quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories.

Some general measures that can be done are:

  • Taking cough medication
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Drink honey lemon water
  • Practice proper cough hygiene

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

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