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.Continue Reading
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
One effective remedy for an allergic cough is to remove the allergen, according to WebMD. When this is not possible, wearing a mask when near the cause of the allergic reaction may help. The purpose of the cough is to remove the irritant from the lungs and air passages.Full Answer >
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An allergic reaction to peanuts can cause wheezing, coughing, swelling, vomiting, trouble breathing and tightness in the throat, KidsHealth states. The person may have diarrhea or an upset stomach and develop hives and itchy, watery eyes. A severe reaction can progress to anaphylaxis, which further limits the ability to breathe and may cause an individual to lose consciousness.Full Answer >