A 27-year-old male asked:
how to i stop post nasal drip from aggravating my lungs & giving me asthma symptoms? i started flonase & singulair (montelukast) and the mucus is still coming.
3 doctor answers
Dr. Sue Ferranti answered
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibility...: If you just started these meds, they may need more time to be fully effective. If after 7-10 days on these meds you see absolutely no improvement, or if your symptoms are worsening within that time, then re-see your doctor. You may need to see an ear/nose/throat doctor if this happens for further evaluation and treatment.
Answered on Jul 29, 2020
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear answered
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Post Nasal Drip: An anticholinergic or antihistamine nasal spray may be useful at this point. Be sure you have given the others adequate time to work and discuss with the doctor who is prescribing these medications.
Answered on Aug 31, 2013
Dr. Mark Loury answered
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Consider steroids: We consider the airway as a single unit so that sinus inflammation often exacerbates asthma such as nasal allergy, viral illness, or sinus infection. If the spray and steroids don't work then try sinus rinses, antibiotics (azithromycin is not only an antibiotic but has some antiinflammatory properties) and/or oral steroids. Post nasal drip can also be from acid reflux so consider antacids.
Answered on May 22, 2015
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