When this inflammation is treated
with an inhaled steroid, which is used to treat
asthma, it often clears more quickly. Sometimes an inhaled bronchodilator, like albuterol inhalation aerosol, may help.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes that line the sinus cavities. It is possible that the same germ that has infected your lungs has infected your sinuses. This could be the cause of the tickle at the back of your throat or even deeper.