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Bad taste in mouth, excellent oral hygiene, constant post nasal drip, white/yellow patches on tonsils.?

Bad taste in mouth, excellent oral hygiene, constant post nasal drip, white/yellow patches on tonsils.?

? sinusitis: Check with your doctor, in the interim use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles, goodluck ...Read more

Post Nasal Drip (Definition)

Post nasal drip is a term used to describe the common symptoms of sore throat and cough in the presence of a runny nose with sufferers experiencing a worsening of symptoms at night with mild relief during the day. Allergies or nasal/sinus infection cause excess mucous to "drip" into the throat when lying down resulting in congestion, irritation, and inflamation of ...Read more


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I was on ZPAC for sinus infection. Been off it for 4 days but feel queasy, bad taste in mouth, not going away. Could it be from post nasal drip/cough?

I was on ZPAC for sinus infection. Been off it for 4 days but feel queasy, bad taste in mouth, not going away. Could it be from post nasal drip/cough?

Could be: Kindly revisit your doctor for a second look, you may need an extra dose or another medicine, meanwhile use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles, good luck ...Read more

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Do sinus infections cause nose bleeds? I also have a bad taste in my mouth, ear popping, throat pain, and nasal congestion.

Do sinus infections cause nose bleeds? I also have a bad taste in my mouth, ear popping, throat pain, and nasal congestion.

Can, but not common: But wiping the nose can cause irritation. Drainage and congestion from it are very common to cause taste changes, drainage, ear popping, throat irritation, etc. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause your tongue to smell bad and taste funny?

Can post nasal drip cause your tongue to smell bad and taste funny?

No: If your tongue is swelling and interfering with breathing, get to your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Nasal drip/bad taste/bad smell/headaches/swollen cheek bones/cysts. What's this sound like?

Nasal drip/bad taste/bad smell/headaches/swollen cheek bones/cysts. What's this sound like?

Guess: Without an exam, it is a guess over the computer, but sounds like you have a sinus infection and rhinitis. Get an eval by a dr. To get officially diagnosed and treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Horrible post nasal drip taste, not the usual taste I get with a drip. What could have changed?

Horrible post nasal drip taste, not the usual taste I get with a drip. What could have changed?

Post nasal drip: If there is a foul taste to your post-nasal drainage, the first thing to consider is something coming from the sinuses, such as sinusitis or an infection of the sinuses. Could also be something coming from the stomach in the form of acid reflux. Best thing to do is to get evaluated, so you can get started on appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause bad odour through nose?

Can post nasal drip cause bad odour through nose?

Or the reverse...: Quite possibly the origin of the post nasal drip is also the origin of the bad odor.
Could you have a polyp in the nasal cavity that causes mucus to be secreted and puddle?
Could there be a chronic infection in one of your sinus cavities?
Do you have chronic congestion or discolored drainage?
Certainly something to be evaluated more thoroughly. ...Read more

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Will Beclometasone cure my post nasal drip and bad odour through nose?

Will Beclometasone cure my post nasal drip and bad odour through nose?

Decrease PND: .llew sThis is a wonderful drug and it will definitely cut down on your post nasal drip if used properly. You have to direct the spray to the sides of the nose and it is 2 sprays each nostril at hour of sleep. there is a physiologic reason for this. Also it takes 2 weeks of religious use to get the best effect. Bad odor is the colonization of bacteria and may be from the tonsils or gastric dis ...Read more

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Had a cold two weeks ago and have post nasal drip now. All tastes seem normal expect I have a much higher tolerance for spicey food. It barely bothers me. Why is this?

Had a cold two weeks ago and have post nasal drip now. All tastes seem normal expect I have a much higher tolerance for spicey food. It barely bothers me. Why is this?

I do not know: Maybe the virus affected your taste and spicy food tolerance in some way. These things are usually transient and in the near future, you will most likely be back to normal. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to minimize bad breath with post nasal drip?

Saline washes: If the bad breath is due to the post-nasal drip, doing saline nasal washes will help. If not improving with this, please see your doctor, as both post-nasal drip and bad breath can each have a variety of causes. ...Read more

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Any medicine to cure post nasal drip which causes bad breath.

Any medicine to cure post nasal drip which causes bad breath.

Decongestants: Decongestants can be taken orally in pill form, or nasally, in spray form.
These treat symptoms only. Get examined and find out what's causing your problem.
You may have inhalation allergies, it which case your dr. May wish to treat differently. ...Read more

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How can I minimize bad breath with post nasal drip?

How can I minimize bad breath with post nasal drip?

It may not be PND: Bad breath has more causes than you think. Foods we eat (everyone knows that), but it could be from stomach acid or stomach contents bubbling up. And also post nasal drip but....Just s drippy nose usually doesn't lend itself to bad breath. It could be you have a sinus infection. Try an otc decongestant and if the problem persists see an md or dmd and get an antibiotic for poss sinus infection. ...Read more

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How can you stop post nasal drip that is causing bad breath?

Food allergies: Try looking into the idea that certain foods may be irritating yo your system, causing you to react with the chronic drip. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure post nasal drip and stop bad breath caused by it?

What is a good way to cure post nasal drip and stop bad breath caused by it?

See Dentist then ENT: First try to determine the cause of the sinus problems. An infected upper tooth can cause chronic sinus problems. If there are not dental problems then see a physician or ent. ...Read more

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Have had post nasal drip for years, weird taste all the time. How to tell the difference between CSF and post nasal drip?

Have had post nasal drip for years, weird taste all the time. How to tell the difference between CSF and post nasal drip?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis or inflammation of the sinuses can cause headaches. Postnasal drip causes nausea, poor appetite, and weight loss. A CSF leak leaves a salty taste in the back of the throat and/or leaks clear fluid from a single nostril. The leak is worse with straining or bending over. See an ear nose and throat physician or otolaryngologist to monitor your symptoms. ...Read more

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Will I ihave post nasal drip after septoplasty? I'm guessing yes, since I've read you're not allowed to blow you nose. How bad will it be, and how long will it last? .

Significant: Significant nasal drainage after a septoplasty will last for about one week. After that some drainage is possible for another couple weeks but you can blow your nose after 10-14 days. This is better than the constant nasal congestion that has lead you to consider the operation. ...Read more

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I have had a bad cough with post nasal drip for 1.5 weeks now have trouble yawning. Is this normal?

I have had a bad cough with post nasal drip for 1.5 weeks now have trouble yawning. Is this normal?

If..: If this is getting worse it is time to see your doctor for an exam, diagnosis and treatment. I am not sure what you mean with trouble yawning (when you yawn you start coughing?) This could be bronchitis, a complicated sinusitis, pertussis, pneumonia. ...Read more

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I have bad seasonal allergies with post nasal drip. Would you recommend taking allegra or clariton?

I have bad seasonal allergies with post nasal drip. Would you recommend taking allegra or clariton?

Allergies: These two oral medications are equivalent and thus medicine would be neutral on this question. There is no right or wrong answer. But what is missing here is the more effective part of nasal allergy symptoms and that is treating with a nasal steroid spray such as flonase. That would be most effective or an effective adjunct to the oral anti-histamines. ...Read more

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I have this bad cough. I think it is post nasal drip but my throat isn't red, what does this mean?

Cough: It can be post nasal drip or sinusitis, see an allergist, get tested and rule out asthma as it is commonly found with nasal allergies. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause bad breath through the nose?

Can post nasal drip cause bad breath through the nose?

Yes: Many things cause bad breath. Tonsillar stones, acid reflux, gum disease. Post nasal drip generally indicates a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can a pretty bad deviated septum cause constant post nasal drip?

Possibly yes: If the deviated septum contributes to sinusitis, then constant nasal drip may occur. Your history of allergies may also contribute to this. If the drainage should become purulent or bloody, you may benefit from antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have acid reflux? I have a bad odour coming through my nose but that can also be due to the post nasal drip I have.

How can I tell if I have acid reflux? I have a bad odour coming through my nose but that can also be due to the post nasal drip I have.

Sinus infection.: Check with your doc. Sinus infections can cause a foul odor to the breath. This often can improve with antibiotics. If not, then get checked for GERD and other causes of bad breath (as well as mucus in the throat). We cannot give you a definite answer without examining you, though. See a doc. ...Read more

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Is it true that milk causes more phlegm. What foods should be avoided by people with post nasal drip, ? What food is recommended? Is chocolate bad here

Milk and phlegm: It is an old wive's tale. Someone with post nasal drip can eat whatever they like - eating certain foods won't help or hurt nasal congestion or a runny nose though warm fluids ie soup, tea etc will have a soothing effect. Chocolate isn't bad either. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child is 13 years old she has always had post nasal drip. It really bothers her and she constantly gets a really bad cough can this be cured?

What do you suggest if my child is 13 years old she has always had post nasal drip. It really bothers her and she constantly gets a really bad cough can this be cured?

PMD: If the cough is due to post nasal drip it may be related to allergies. Allergy testing can determine what she is allergic to and then she can be treated with medications like antihistamines and nasal steroids/nasal antihistamines. Over the counter nasal saline is also helpful. Other causes of cough in child include infection, GERD (reflux), or asthma. It is important to see a doctor to find out why ...Read more

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I've had bad allergies for 3 weeks now. Have tried an assortment of allergy meds. Now im the same but a whole lot of congestion and post nasal drip.

Allergies: If the medicines you have been taking are not helping, it is probably time to see your doctor. You may have an infection or simply need different medication. ...Read more

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