Also known as Itchy throat and Scratchy throat
Throat irritation can refer to a dry cough, a scratchy feeling at the back of the throat, or a sensation of a lumpy feeling or something stuck at the back of the throat.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of throat irritation are common cold, seasonal allergies (hay fever), and high blood pressure. Other possible causes, such as asthma, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with throat irritation, 82% report having cough, 74% report having nasal congestion, and 56% report having sore throat.
Patients with throat irritation often receive other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), hemoglobin a1c measurement, influenzavirus antibody assay, diagnostic procedures on ear, tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy with biopsy, other vascular catheterization; not heart, diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx and other respiratory therapy .
|Other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation)||$101|
|Hemoglobin A1c measurement (Hemoglobin a1c test)|
|Influenzavirus antibody assay|
|Diagnostic procedures on ear||$128|
|Tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy with biopsy||$246|
|Other vascular catheterization; not heart||$1150|
|Diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx||$96|
|Other respiratory therapy||$30|
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with throat irritation include pseudoephedrine (pcm-la), clarithromycin, guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine, benzonatate, robitussin ac, levocetirizine (xyzal), telithromycin (ketek), fexofenadine / pseudoephedrine, triamcinolone nasal product, dextromethorphan (duramax), cefprozil, chlordiazepoxide and selenium sulfide topical .
|Triamcinolone Nasal Product|
|Selenium Sulfide Topical|
Groups of people at highest risk for throat irritation include race/ethnicity = other.