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causes of nasal regurgitation

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It is entirely possible since the pharynx is connected to the nasal cavity.

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
? GERD???: Have several ?'s. With Gerd you're having stomach contents come back up your esophagus to your throat. It could look a little phlegm to you occasional ... Read More
A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Congestion: Appears to be viral URI, possibly with gastrointestinal symptoms. Keep head elevated to prevent aspiration. Can use pediatric nasal decongestant drops ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
16 years experience in Pharmacology
GERD: It may by gerd (gastroesophagel reflux disease). This could cause damage to the esophagus. You should by evaluated by a physician.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Poor blood supply: The simplest answer is things that hurt blood supply to this area - usually from drug use (especially vasoconstrictors like Cocaine or meth which can ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Trauma: A septum can naturally grow to one side or the other and a trauma can deviate the septum. Either way the septum that is supposed to be straight and in ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Maxillary: I don't believe there has been such a study, but I would guess that the maxillary sinuses (with the largest holding capacity among sinuses) would be t ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
51 years experience in 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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Many!: Lungs: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia (100 causes), pulm. Embolism ("clot"), pneumothorax, tumor, effusion and more. Heart: CHF with 100 ca ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. DAVID MALETZKY
48 years experience in General Practice
TYPES OF FOOD YOU AR: Maybe due to excessive amounts acidic or spicey foods.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Most likely reflux: Most likely cause is acid reflux even if there is no heartburn. Only 1/3 of people with reflux have heartburn. Consider avoiding caffeine, alcohol, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience in Pediatrics
Reflux: Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
If infected: Infection post drainage/ allergic rhinitis worsening can cause above symptoms/ would check with pcp for treatment if not better.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes ; no: Shortness of breath really refers to your lung function or your sensation of breathing. So even if your turbinates are obstructing, you should still b ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience in Pulmonology
Bronchial irritation: Bronchial tube irritation, sinus/nasal irritation, gastroesophageal reflux all tend to cause chronic cough. In the lung smoking, asthma, pneumonia (es ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Dr. Hamid Hai answered
54 years experience in Cardiology
Mitral regurgitation: No, a trace of mitral regurgitation is normal. If such a person is short of breath, there are usually other causes. Significant heart or lung problems ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Colds: Both allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and a viral upper respiratory tract infection (a "cold") cause nasal congestion. Almost all people get colds; abou ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meredith Moroff
19 years experience in Psychiatry
Maybe...: Excessive swalling could cause a feeling of post nasal drip, but vice versa could occur as well. Also, if someone were to have a history of panic or a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Post nasal drip: The most common causes are allergies or chronic sinus infections.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not edema : Pulmonay edema usually means increased interstitial fluid as a consequence of fluid overload (ie chf). That is not a consequence of gerd. Regurgitatio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Highly unlikely: A rare individual may get nausea from profuse post-nasal drips but not heart burns. Reflux is a more likely cause. Talk to your doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Throat irritation: Post nasal drip causes cough, a need to frequently clear the throat, and throat irritation.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Multiple causes: Get a comprehensive physical examination, blood testsfor infection and a chest xray.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person ove ... Read More
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