The type of cough associated with a tickle in the throat is a dry cough, which is typically caused by inflammation in the throat, according to NHS Choices. The cough occurs because the brain interprets the presence of the inflammation as an actual irritant and provokes coughing to try to remove it.Know More
A dry cough is also known as a non-productive cough because it fails to bring up any mucus. As noted on A. Vogel, "tickly" coughs are often caused by colds or the flu, and can also be triggered by an allergic response to hay fever, pollution, smoke and very cold air. When the cause is pollution or smoke, the cough is caused by tiny particles being trapped in the throat's mucus lining and irritating it.
Sometimes non-productive coughs become chronic, and according to the Mayo Clinic, this can indicate the presence of an underlying disease or other cause. Causes for chronic, non-productive coughs include asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease, whooping cough, lung disorders and reactions to ACE inhibitors. A major cause of this type of cough is postnasal drip, which causes the nasal passages to become inflamed, often due to allergies, and mucus to enter the back of the throat.Learn more about Allergies
The best cough suppressants for a dry cough are those that contain dextromethorphan, according to WebMD. A survey of pharmacists reported in U.S. News & World Report chose over-the-counter cough syrup Delsym as the most effective, with Robitussin coming next in line.Full Answer >
Allergies can cause swollen glands or lymph nodes, according to WebMD. They can also cause a host of other symptoms, some of them serious.Full Answer >
An allergy can cause swollen lips. Swelling of the lips, tongue, face or throat are common symptoms of a food allergy, according to Mayo Clinic.Full Answer >
Allergies that can cause swollen eyes, as well as red and itchy eyes, include dust mites, allergic rhinitis, pet dander, pollen allergies, makeup reactions, perfume reactions, chemical reactions and contact lenses reactions. Most eye allergies are not dangerous and do not cause permanent damage, reports the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.Full Answer >