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Can Allergies Cause a Sore Throat?

Can Allergies Cause a Sore Throat?

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Can Allergies Cause a Sore Throat?

Having a sore throat can be an irritating disruption to your daily life.  Together with a runny nose and itchy eyes, a sore throat can cause major discomfort. One symptom of a sore throat includes a dry, scratchy feeling in your throat. The symptoms are often started when the seasons change and/or something in your home that is affecting you.

Can Allergies Actually Be Caused By a Sore Throat?

Yes, sometimes. Histamines, which are chemicals released from the body, are released into your bloodstream after exposure to an allergic trigger. This chemical also regulates the body’s production of mucus. Both cause a sore throat and/or other allergy symptoms.

How to Prevent a Sore Throat Caused By Allergies

If possible, try to avoid allergens as much as possible. It might be best to steer clear of things that trigger your sore throat:

  • Tree Pollen
  • Grass Pollen
  • Ragweed Pollen
  • Cats
  • Dogs

How to Help a Sore Throat Caused By Allergies

If your allergies are getting out of hand and causing your voice to be scratchy, you’ll want to find ways to soothe your throat as quickly as you can. An array of home-based and over-the-counter methods can help:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Use a humidifier
  • Drink warm liquids
  • Relax and rest your voice

If you are suffering from extreme sore throat symptoms, the American Sinus Institute can provide you with the relief you are looking for if home-based and over-the-counter methods are not working. Treating a common allergen like a sore throat is a specialty of the American Sinus Institute. Contact our board-certified physicians in Otolaryngology to find out how Balloon Sinuplasty can help relieve your sinus problems.