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Longboat Key, FL
A 57-year-old female asked about a 79-year-old male:

How can you stop post nasal drip which causes vomitting. ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Depends: Check with your doctor to find out where the post-nasal drips come from (sinusitis? Sometimes the sensation of post-nasal drips may well be from reflux onto the throat. One can only treat it when the cause is known.
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip may due to rhinitis, sinusitis, gastro-esopahageal reflux, allergies; find the cause and treat it. For example allergies can be treated with antihystamine( loratadine, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cetirizine), reflux can be treated with antacid (ranitidine, omeprazole, lansoprazole), see a doc to find the cause.

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Does strep b cause post nasal drip?

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Can smoking cause thick post nasal drip?

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Yes: as it irritates the upper airways and can aggrevate inflammation/infection of nasal cavities and sinuses

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