My throat is seriously itching me and it seems totally impossible to scratch it. Is there any home-remedy i can use to scratch it, I'm just hoping that it isn't some kind of disease or anything related.

closed as off-topic by Carey Gregory, Lucky, Gunge, Akshay Vasu, Atl LED Dec 2 '16 at 19:05

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "Questions requesting personal medical advice are off-topic here. Nobody here can properly address your health issues. Such questions should be taken to your personal physician who can examine you and access your full medical records. For more information, please see this meta post." – Carey Gregory, Lucky, Gunge, Akshay Vasu, Atl LED
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • You could try gargling with water. – beppe9000 Nov 3 '16 at 16:31
  • Believe me, I've tried – Prince Nov 3 '16 at 16:41
  • Anything health-related that has a word seriously in its description deserves a trip to the doctor's office. – Lucky Nov 5 '16 at 16:53
  • Not just water. Gargle with warm salt water. – Carey Gregory Dec 2 '16 at 16:31

Typically itchy throats are associated with post nasal drip, dry air, allergies, or some other irritant.

If it's allergen related, an antihistamine (Benadryl, Zyrtec, Claritin, etc) can be helpful. If you're developing some sort of virus or bacterial infection, often a warm salt water gargle helps to alleviate discomfort and can prevent a full-on infection.

How long has your throat been itchy? If this is an on-going problem, I'd advise seeing your health care provider.

Also, hot tea with honey can provide temporary relief as the honey will coat your throat.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.