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Can post nasal drip cause slight hoarse voice?

Can post nasal drip cause slight hoarse voice?

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 the throat and decreasing throat clearing. Rest your voice while it is hoarse to reduce vocal strain. ...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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Can allergies from post nasal drip cause voice box to swell. In 2 month ent go do Barium swallow and allergy eating if no better but I not hoarse?

Can allergies from post nasal drip cause voice box to swell. In 2 month ent go do Barium swallow and allergy eating if no better but I not hoarse?

Sounds like: You have had laryngeal irritation from ACID REFLUX and you are taking Protonix (pantoprazole) for these symptoms! This is not "really" an allergy and your post nasal drip is a different issue (Flonase is being prescribed for that!
Sounds like you need to sit down with the Health Care Provider who is treating you with some models of your upper airway/GI tract...a little "teaching" is my suggestion. Just a thought ...Read more

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Had total thyroidectomy in January no complications for MNG. Have had a cold nose, to touch and clear Post nasal drip and light hoarse voice, why?

Had total thyroidectomy in January no complications for MNG. Have had a cold nose, to touch and clear Post nasal drip and light hoarse voice, why?

Could be Rhinitis: Chronic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including nasal congestion, running, ear fullness, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products, weather changes). See an Allergist to determine if your symptoms are consistent with above. ...Read more

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My voice became very hoarse after a lot of talking. It still hasn't returned to normal (3 days)and I have symptoms of post nasal drip. Insight?

My voice became very hoarse after a lot of talking. It still hasn't returned to normal (3 days)and I have symptoms of post nasal drip. Insight?

Allergy vs "sinus": If the voice is hoarse for several days, it could be due to an upper respiratory virus, allergies, a subacute sinus infection, heartburn (reflux) or another issue. More history would be needed to pick the culprit: itchy nose or throat could=allergy; lots of sick friends could=a cold; burning throat and lower chest could =reflux; yellow mucus and face pain could=sinus infection. ...Read more

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I have had acute bronchitis for over 2 weeks--cough and mucus decreased, but now throat hurts and mildly hoarse. Also, have allergies, post-nasal drip.

I have had acute bronchitis for over 2 weeks--cough and mucus decreased, but now throat hurts and mildly hoarse. Also, have allergies, post-nasal drip.

Bronchitis: Studies show that 90% of bronchitis is due to a virus and antibiotics are not helpful most of the time. Bronchitis symptoms last about 3 weeks. If symptoms last longer or you develop fever or difficulty breathing, visit an MD. You need an over the counter product that treats allergies and provides a decongestant and analgesic for your pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had hoarseness and frequent throat clearing for years. Always thought it was post nasal drip but lately developed heart burn. Likely gerd related?

I've had hoarseness and frequent throat clearing for years. Always thought it was post nasal drip but lately developed heart burn. Likely gerd related?

Possible: Or rather LPR, laryngopharyngeal reflux, that's when the stomach acid reaches the throat in GERD. Kindly ask your doctor to refer you to an ENT specialist who would examine your upper airways too for the possible post nasal drip as well, you may need treatment for both conditions, LPR can be controlled when GERD is controlled, good luck ...Read more

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Sore throat, pain and difficulty swallowing, post nasal drip, lump in throat, hoarse voice, loss of appetite what could it be, no docapp. For a while?

Sore throat, pain and difficulty swallowing, post nasal drip, lump in throat, hoarse voice, loss of appetite what could it be, no docapp. For a while?

See doctor.: It could be any number of ailments, from allergies, to the flu, to strep throat or any combination or something all together different. The key is being examined by your doctor to get a definitive analysis and diagnosis. That will help you feel better sooner. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Can a sinus infection cause nose bleed? How come my symptoms such as hoarseness, sore throat, runny nose, and nasal congestion only getting worse?

Sinuses & Epistaxis.: The inflammation caused by sinus infection, along with the pure violence of constantly blowing your nose, can lead to nosebleeds in the context of a sinus infection That being said, sinus infections tend to be bacterial, so you may be getting worse because you need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with silent gerd. I had post nasal drip and hoarsness. A few days later I experienced sinus congestion and 100.2 fever. I currentl?

I was diagnosed with silent gerd. I had post nasal drip and hoarsness. A few days later I experienced sinus congestion and 100.2 fever. I currentl?

Sinus infection?: With sinus congestion, post nasal drip, fever, I would wonder if you have a sinus infection. You may need antibiotics, so see your doctor. In the meantime, "Simply Saline" spray, a nettie pot, guaifeniscen, may all help. If you feel severely ill, go to the ER or urgent care center. GERD can be responsible for hoarseness, choking sensation, and a range of other symptoms OTHER than heartburn. ...Read more

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Can nasal congestion make your voice hoarse?

Can nasal congestion make your voice hoarse?

It can be associated: Congestion can be caused by allergies or nasal infection. That process could affect the vocal cords causing swelling and hoarseness at the same time. Or drainage down the back of the throat could cause inflation of the vocal cords causing hoarseness. Or gastroesphogeal reflux could splash on the vocal cords or into the back of the nose causing both hoarseness and nasal congestion. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) and nasal drainage.

I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) and nasal drainage.

GERD?: Postnasal drips can cause a cough (usually from allergies) but so can acid reflux (which tends to worsen when lying down) If the cough is severe, one needs to consider whooping cough as well. Best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause reflux?

Can post nasal drip cause reflux?

No, but: Sometimes the problem is not that producing too much mucus, but rather it's not being cleared away effectively. Swallowing problems can cause a buildup of liquids in throat, which can feel like postnasal drip. These problems can sometimes occur with age, a blockage, or conditions such as GERD.
The conditions can coexist separately in the same patient.
See ENT doc to sort out the problem. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause gastritis?

Can post nasal drip cause gastritis?

Doubtful: An excessive amount of post nasal drainage can irritate the throat and will be swallowed. If you have gastritis, consult a gastroenterologist. He will determine the cause and endoscopy may be needed. ...Read more

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Does post nasal drip cause bumps on tonque?

May be related: Post nasal drip can be from sinus or pharyngeal infection which can cause lingual tonsillar bumps way I the back of the tongue to enlarge. ...Read more

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Why does post nasal drip cause nausea and how long does it take for medications like singular to stop post nasal drip?

Why does post nasal drip cause nausea and how long does it take for medications like singular to stop post nasal drip?

Bad tasting mucus: Mucus is irritating and bad tasting and as result can cause nausea. For singular to be effective in post nasal drip an anti histamine such as Allegra should be taken at the same time. ...Read more

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Could post nasal drip cause a sour stomach?

Could post nasal drip cause a sour stomach?

Possibly: If one has significant post nasal drip then it would not be unusual for a patient to complain of an upset stomach. In some the psot nasal drip could be to such a degree that vomiting can occur. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause crackles?

Can post nasal drip cause crackles?

Not usually: Post nasal drip typically causes throat discomfort and throat clearing. Crackles generally refers to lung sounds where there is fluid in the alveoli (most distal part of the lung where gas exchange takes place). Crackles is common in pneumonia and "interstitial lung diseases.". ...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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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 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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Can post nasal drip cause stomach irritation?

Can post nasal drip cause stomach irritation?

Rarely if ever: In the past, before more effective treatment was available, patients had told me that they could get nauseated from too much post-nasal drips I think your problem is more likely from acid reflux. Regardless, you should consult your doctor to make sure there is not something more serious. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause a tight throat?

Yes: Yes it can, best treatment to take is Claritin (loratadine) d daily for @ 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can constant post nasal drip cause frequent gagging? I have had freq. PND & have started gagging frequently the past week or two

Can constant post nasal drip cause frequent gagging? I have had freq. PND & have started gagging frequently the past week or two

Yes: Chronic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including nasal congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can be severe. Some patients describe it as "drowning in snot." Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products, weather changes). See an Allergist to get this under better control. ...Read more

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Could post nasal drip cause tightness in chest and shortness of breath?

Could post nasal drip cause tightness in chest and shortness of breath?

If infected: Infection post drainage/ allergic rhinitis worsening can cause above symptoms/ would check with pcp for treatment if not better. ...Read more

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Does post nasal drip cause constant throat clearing?

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 called postnasal drip. Colds, flu
allergies (called allergic postnasal drip),
sinus infection or sinusitis are most common causes. Postnasal drip creates an annoying feeling that makes you want to constantly clear your throat. Antihistamines help. ...Read more

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