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runny nose post nasal drip cough

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Won’t hurt: If you had a fever I’d say yes for sure, but with the recent Dara I would say better to be safe and get tested, quarantine yourselves until you are he ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Infection: Depending on how long you have had the symptoms it can lead one to treat it as a viral infection versus a bacterial infection. Typically less than 5 d ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Friend question: Sounds like your friend us feeling bad, but what is your question?
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other caus ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Symptoms: Am not sure what the actual question is. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade ch ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No single best spray: Unfortunately, there's no single best spray for everyone in the States where HealthTap docs are located. It's even trickier to determine best spray fo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
No : PND is not in and of itself contagious. It depends on the cause, it can be indicative of allergic rhinitis (allergies) which is not contagious. If d ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Allergic rhinitis: This time of year it looks like you are allergic to trees and/or grasses which are giving you symptoms of an allergic nose. The runny nose is giving y ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Fluticasone is a topical nasal steroid spray approved for treating seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis. It can reduce all the symptoms of allerg ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Cough and PND: Not really harmful, but treatable to help prevent it. See the Dr. as nasal sprays can help this condition and decrease the cough too caused from the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
URI: Winter's not over yet. Upper respiratory infection. Viruses, strep are still very common this time of year. Tonsils are immune tissues in the back of ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
How long?: If these have been present for months or years, you likely have an allergic condition. If they have been present for less than a week, it is likely f ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Could be Viral or...: Go see your doctor. He/she needs to listen to your chest and lungs, possibly culture your throat, and possible give you an inhaler treatment or antib ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Viral URI: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. You may have some ill contacts with similar symptoms. Body aches pretty characteristic of vir ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
It can: Yes, it can.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Cold or allergies: Cold and allergy symptoms can be similar. Allergies tend to be chronic or recurrent and generally involve sneezing, itchy eyes, clear runny nose and/o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Perhaps allergies?: If you have had this issue that is linked to a particular season or exposure to a location, like a friend's place where there is a cat, you could ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
The duration?: If these symptoms have been present for weeks or months, allergy is a possibility. You should however checked with your doctor since you apparently h ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
I am sorry to hear: that you are sick but what is your question? Try submitting it again and asking about what you want to know.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Post nasal drip : Cough is due to throat irritation, saline nasal wash to clear your nasal passages frequently together with cough drops to soothe your throat would hel ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Post nasal drainage into the throat does produce productive cough. Especially on getting up from decubitus position
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Viral URI: Sounds like you have a viral URI (upper respiratory infection). Hydrated with fluids and electrolytes, salt water gargles, nsaids (motrin) or tylenol ... Read More
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