Itchy throat is a condition that can be described as a sensation of throat irritation, which may or may not be accompanied with pain, runny nose and difficulty in eating and talking. Some people may develop cough and other symptoms too. The condition, which is sometimes referred to as sore throat, could be caused by various reasons. A mild itchy throat may subside within a few days, without any medication. In such cases, home remedies will prove effective to relieve the discomfort.