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Post nasal drip vs reflux

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Post nasal drip: Yes sinus rinse can clear up post nasal drip.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Persistent illness: This indicates your asthma is still not well controlled. Review your symptoms and ongoing care with your MD. It might be helpful to have pulmonary fun... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 39 years experience
GERD: Reflux can cause upper airway symptoms;PPI will reduce acidity in the refluxing fluid but the mechanical disorder causing reflux is largely persistent... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No, they are both possibly involved in cough, but a postnasal drip involves nasal secretions going down the throat, while acid reflux involves gastric... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
They can be: Acid reflux can sometimes come up all the way to your sinuses (while lying flat/sleeping). This can cause inflammation of the sinus lining and potenti... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 26 years experience
Anatomy may cause : If you have this problem in the morning it means you are having reflux as you sleep, the acid may be pooling in the back of your throat. This can cau... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Nocturnal cough: Nocturnal coughing may be an asthma reaction without wheezing. Remove dust collectors and pets from bedroom. Use a humidifier if environment is too dr... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 54 years experience
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.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Treat pnd: I would treat the post nasal drip with a nasal steroid or antihistamine. Surgery would be the last option and actually could make things worse.

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