7 Common Causes of an Itchy Throat

Medically Reviewed by Madeline Hubbard, RN, BSN

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Most of the common causes of an itchy throat or irritation at the back of your mouth aren’t serious. But the symptom itself can feel uncomfortable and disrupt your daily living. In addition, sometimes an itchy throat can be a sign of a health condition that’s more severe and needs treatment. Figuring out the causes of an itchy throat can put you on the right road to learning how to treat it.