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Can post nasal drip cause congestion

A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Duvivier
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Allergies can : An otolaryngologist or ENT doctor as well as a specialist in Allergy and Immunology can evaluate your cough, determine if it is due to allergies and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
51 years experience General Practice
It may.: The upper respiratory tract(nose, sinuses, pharynx) lead straight into the trachea and lungs. So if there is inflammation of the nose & throat, a cou ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergies?: Nasal allergies, septal deviation and chronic sinusitis can cause your symptoms, consult an allergist to identify your triggers and help you with you ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
See U physician: To make sure u don't have infection.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No, but: Sometimes the problem is not that producing too much mucus, but rather it's not being cleared away effectively. Swallowing problems can cause a buildu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Post nasal drip typically causes throat discomfort and throat clearing. Crackles generally refers to lung sounds where there is fluid in the alveoli ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Doubtful: An excessive amount of post nasal drainage can irritate the throat and will be swallowed. If you have gastritis , consult a gastroenterologist . He wi ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: May increase inflammation of upper airways such as nose and sinuses. And that inflammation may cause postnasal drip.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rarely if ever: In the past, before more effective treatment was available, patients had told me that they could get nauseated from too much post-nasal drips I think ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
53 years experience Gastroenterology
Atypical reflux: Yes your symptoma may be related to silent reflux.A course of twice daily theraputic ppi should be tried to see if you grt symptoimatic relief.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Jabr
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes it can, best treatment to take is Claritin (loratadine) d daily for @ 2 weeks.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Post nasal drip: Yes. If you have allergies, remember to take your medications. Saline nasal spray can be very helpful to thin mucus, making it more easy to move down ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: They are unrelated issues.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Actinomycosis: This is a fungal infection and can cause serious sinus infections. Yes one symptom from it may be post nasal drip. Post nasal drip is very common in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It can cause a stuffy or runny nose also.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Or the reverse...: Quite possibly the origin of the post nasal drip is also the origin of the bad odor. Could you have a polyp in the nasal cavity that causes mucus to b ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
If infected.......: If chronically infected the adenoid can be the source of post nasal drip. This does not happen often however. Look at environmental/ inhalant allergie ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Otc preparation: An atihistamine and Pseudoephedrine combination would help.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes: When body produces excessive mucus, thicker than normal does it become problem when the mucus runs down the back of the nose to the throat, it's call ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Yes: That means your sinuses are congested and may be inflamed and that is one of the causes for bad breath. See an ENT doctor for help.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal drainage: Hello, yes, nasal drainage can lead to or occur with chest congestion. It could be an allergy linked condition. Also the PND can cause inflammation le ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dog allergy: One of the symptoms of animal dander allergy (including dogs) is post nasal drip, typically associated with sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose/eyes and ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Very unlikely: if you have a severe acute respiratory or sinus infection it can also infect lungs causing pneumonia
A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Postnasal drip: No. Acid reflux into nasopharynx is extremely uncommon. It is more likely that you may have allergic or atrophic rhinitis. An exam by ENT may benefit ... Read More
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