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A 28-year-old female asked:

Can having a deviated septum cause really bad post nasal drip? anytime i have a runny nose, the snot will fall to my mouth and i gag on it.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
It can contribute: Are your symptoms affecting always 1 side more than the other? Are your symptoms getting worse?it may be that you suffer from a different condition in top of your deviated septum? Have you tried anything OTC- nasal saline? Either way you will probably need an ENT eval.
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip is not caused by a deviated septum. Rather it is caused by allergic rhinitis. You can have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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