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Introduction to itchy throat and ears

When a person has some type of allergy or an infection, they commonly have itchy throats and ears as well.

A sore and itchy throat is a common problem and ears are often related to the problem.

This means that if the throat is itchy, then the ears will probably itch as well. This is because the passages between the throat and ears are connected internally.

Causes

One of the most common causes of this itchy feeling in the throat and ears is allergies. There are nerve ending in the throat that are protected by mucus lining and sometimes, if the mucus is dry, they get exposed and irritated.

This usually happens from allergens and pollutants or certain types of food that can irritate the nerve endings.

The passage from the throat to the ears itches for the same exact reason.

Another usual suspect is dehydration. Dehydration usually occurs when a person has a fever or is suffering from some kind of an infection which dries up the mucus lining in the throat.

Infections, especially viral, bacterial and fungal ones, can also lead to throat itchiness.

Bacteria cause sore throats and viruses can cause the common cold or the flu. Bacterial throat infections can also cause an inflammation of the tonsils and larynx, which can in turn lead to an itchy throat.

Treatment

The treatments for these itchy sensations in the throat and ears are rather common and run-of-the-mill.

Antihistamines should be used to get rid of most of the symptoms. They will help to reduce the allergic response if the reason for the itching is an allergic reaction.

There are herbs such as green tea and licorice that can also act as natural histamines and should be used as well, since the are natural and have less of a chance of causing any negative side effects.

Another option is to take antibiotics, and this goes especially for itching that is caused by viral and bacterial infections. There are many on the market to choose from, including clarithromycin, penicillin, amoxicillin and clindamycin.

 There are also numerous home and natural remedies that can be used to take care of this problem.

It is a good idea to gargle with warm salt water, which will sooth the itch in the throat. It is also a good idea to add a pinch of turmeric in the water because it is a natural disinfectant and will help to get rid of all types of infections.

It is also good to drink milk to ease the itch and the pain in the throat.

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