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Can Post Nasal Drip Cause Sore Throat
Can post nasal drip cause sore throat with swollen lymph nodes? What can I do to get the swollen down?
Strep vs. cold: The post nasal drip probably didn't cause the sore throat, but all these symptoms are probably attributable to a cold at best, strep throat at worst. Sore throat with swollen nodes, especially with cough, should be evaluated by a doctor for strep throat, because in that case one would require antibiotics, more than just simple cold remedies like chicken soup or tylenol (acetaminophen). Feel better! ...Read more
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
Can post nasal drip cause a chronic sore throat? If so, what will stop the drip? Antihistamines and nasal sprays do nothing for me.
ENT doctor: If over the counter remedies have not helped it would be prudent to see an ENT specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Can post-nasal drip cause or be related to stomach acid? And how do I know which one is causing my sore throat?
Probably not: Your symptoms are probably unrelated but for a definitive diagnosis, you should be evaluated by your doctor. Although the symptoms can be just an annoyance they may be signs of a larger underlying problem having an evaluation by a doctor can give you better answers. ...Read more
What can I do about persistent sore throat caused by, i think, post-nasal drip which i definitely have? I don't have a fever or cold.
Treat the drip..: Treating the cause/drip is the way to go... Currently, steroid nasal sprays are first-line treatment for nasal allergies. Antihistamines such as zyrtec/claritin/allegra/benadryl (available otc) may help, but steroid still the best. Often nasal allergies/congestion cause you to breath via mouth during sleep and thus inducing the sore throat. I suggest consulting your doc for eval/treat. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes a sore throat on one side. Last morning i i had it on the right side. Now I have it on the left side? Allergies? Have post nasal drip.Wory
Does sore throat caused by post nasal drip and GERD get heeled and how much time is required after starting the medicines.chronic sore throat for 6 mn?
Sore throat: You have two different problems. The allergic post nasal drip will be solved with Flonase in a few weeks. The reflux will take a few months and will require Prilosec twice a day and Zantac at night. It can take 3 to 6 months to get better in most cases. Good luck and feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a very mild sore throat and post nasal drip throat be caused by gerd?Myegd showed gastritis but nothing else-can i fix GERD thru diet and exercise
I have white spots on my right tonsil that come and go. No redness, no sore throat. Can this be caused by my post nasal drip? Or is this a sign of
Tonsil Stones: Likely tonsilloliths. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention#1 See ENT doc to confirm diagnosis. If diagnosis confirmed, no treatment indicated. ...Read more
What to do.: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best OTC for post nasal drip & sore throat that accompanies it? I have no other symptoms but it has been constant for several weeks
Saline nasal spray: A saline nasal spray should alleviate your post nasal drip temporarily but you will need to have a more permanent solution if the problem persists, and you may prescription nasal sprays. A visit to the allergist can identify your triggers and guide you for long term control of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A simple way to : Reduce nausea ; upset stomach is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip.For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. ...Read more
I have had post nasal drip from allergies for a couple of days. Changed allergy meds but still have the sore throat part, what should I do?
I've had intermittent sore throat for about a year. Same spot, can come and go within hours. Definitely not post nasal drip no inflammation seen.?
Throat red spot: Any persistent red spot of the throat particularly in association with a history of tobacco use should be fully evaluated including an assessment of the regional lymph nodes. A biopsy may be warranted. Seek evaluation by your primary care physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Still have a sore throat after sinusitis been 5 weeks. Congestion is gone but sore throat still present & switching sides. I have post nasal drip too.
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