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can post nasal drip cause hoarseness

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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Sore throat: sore throat can be for multiple reasons. Allergies viral or bacterial infection. Processes that affect the recurrent laryngeal nerve such as thyroid e ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be Rhinitis: Chronic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including nasal congestion, running, ear fullness, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy vs "sinus": If the voice is hoarse for several days, it could be due to an upper respiratory virus, allergies, a subacute sinus infection, heartburn (reflux) or a ... Read More
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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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: They are unrelated issues.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Post nasal drainage into the throat does produce productive cough. Especially on getting up from decubitus position
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Postnasal drip is the most common cause of throat clearing.
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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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
May: Nasal drip can be accompanied by excessive post-nasal drainage of mucous. When this post nasal drip is copious it can cause nausea. In some severe cas ... 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: I have never seen a case of pneumonia from post-nasal drips.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No and yes: A post nasal drip will not cause asthma but it certainly could cause you to have to clear your throat. Everyone has a post nasal drip and it is only ... Read More
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