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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Post nasal drip is a feeling and not a clinical condition or a pathological entity. It is that abnormal feeling of mucus in the throat and it can be d ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Saline: Chronic post-nasal drip is often associated with allergies. An effective treatment is saline nasal sprays, which help physically remove and dilute the ... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes: A reasonable thing to try is a netty bottle irrigation. Most drug stores have this in stock and it can help clear out the accumulation causing the dr ... Read More
Dr. Paul Williams
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nasal saline: Sometimes use of a saline solution flushed into the nose using a neti pot or squeeze bottle can help post nasal drip.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy comorbidity: An antihistamine/decongestant alone will not be adequate to control. There are several short and long term treatment possibilities. You need to see a ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See allergist: If you require systemic steroid to control your asthma and nasal symptoms, it is time to consult an allergist. There are many causes for coughing-unco ... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
First generation: Antihistamines are effective due to their anticholinergic (drying) effect. The most popular is diphenhydramine. Unfortunately these medications are ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Postnasal drip: The standard treatment is with an otc antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (sedating) or Claritin (non-sedating). If this does not control sy ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
GERD: Gerd and laryngopharnygeal reflux can be a significant trigger for asthma, see a specialist (allergist) familiar with both LPR and asthma if you pcp d ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: If it is allergies you can take Allegra (fexofenadine) over the counter and this will improve your problem. If the sore throat is an issue you can se ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Drip: Consider a trial of neosynephrine and bendadryl. Keep the neosynephrine limited to 3 days. Usually a good combination that is effective and easy to g ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Aoki
Dr. Jon Aoki answered
42 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
None: Everyone has mucous in back of nose. If you are bothered by it usually it is because the mucous is thick. Keep hydrated and use nasal saline and humi ... Read More
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