Top
30
Doctor insights on: Can Post Nasal Drip Cause Strep Throat

Share
1

1
Need advice on what is the the difference between post nasal drip and strep throat?

Need advice on what is the the difference between post nasal drip and strep throat?

Difference: Strep pharyngitis is an infection of the throat.Post nasal drip is the mucoid discharge that dribbles in your throat and cuases throat irritaion and chronic cough. Nasal allergies and sinusitis can give to post nasal drip. ...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


2

2
Within the last 7 weeks my 16 month old has had rsv, strep throat, constant green nasal drainage, & is now running temp of 103.2....Is this normal? Causes?

Within the last 7 weeks my 16 month old has had rsv, strep throat, constant green nasal drainage, & is now running temp of 103.2....Is this normal? Causes?

Reevaluation: No it is notnormal. The RSV virus may have lowered his resistence and consequently he develop other symptoms. Presumably, he has had green mucus more than ten days, in which case he should again be seen by the doctor to rule out a bacteril infection such as pnumonia. At the same time you might want to have his gamma globulins checked to make sure he isn't deficient. ...Read more

3

3
Had dizzy spell, inner ear congested, area under ear on neck hurts to touch. Also sore throat, nasal congestion. Tests for flu & strep throat neg.

Had dizzy spell, inner ear congested, area under ear on neck hurts to touch. Also sore throat, nasal congestion. Tests for flu & strep throat neg.

Since you had flu: And strep tests, I'm assuming you had your whole body examined. Did they mention if you had fluid behind your eardrum? It sounds like you could have a middle or inner ear infection. I would follow up with your doctor and be examined again. You may need some lab work done or a referral to a specialist if the doctor you're seeing can't find a reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

4

4
Is this from a sore throat from post nasal drip and a cold or is it strep?

Is this from a sore throat from post nasal drip and a cold or is it strep?

Not enough info.: These issues are usually viral as a post nasal drip is not associated with Strep. If concerned about Strep see a doctor. ...Read more

5

5
Hi! My throat has tiny yellowish dots in the back. It's veiny, red and irritated. I've been feeling the need to cough often. Strep or post nasal drip?

Hi! My throat has tiny yellowish dots in the back. It's veiny, red and irritated. I've been feeling the need to cough often. Strep or post nasal drip?

Tonsilliths: Hello, the white spots in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil pimples is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white pimples. Also see your doctor. ...Read more

6

6
Funny feeling in throat. Post nasal drip. Not strep. Dry cough. Mucus seeming to go to chest but unproductive cough. Mucus yellow. And white?

Funny feeling in throat. Post nasal drip. Not strep. Dry cough. Mucus seeming to go to chest but unproductive cough. Mucus yellow. And white?

See a physician: You should consult a physician. You did not mention what triggers your cough. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and neti potty sinus rinse can help. Consult a physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

7

7
I am useing e cig and have gerd. Sore throat for two weeks. Dr says it post nasal drip pills not working. Whatlse could it be? 2 neg strep test

I am useing e cig and have gerd. Sore throat for two weeks. Dr says it post nasal drip pills not working. Whatlse could it be? 2 neg strep test

Smoke and E cigs: As a physician the only advice I can give based on your question is to have you stop smoking all together and to see if the throat symptoms clear. ...Read more

8

8
45 male. Never smoked. Right sided throat pain when swallowing for about 4 weeks. Strep negative. No fever. Does feel like post nasal drip. MD?

45 male. Never smoked. Right sided throat pain when swallowing for about 4 weeks. Strep negative. No fever. Does feel like post nasal drip. MD?

LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx, like Nexium, Prilosec, or Aciphex (rabeprazole). See an ENT to evaliateKklk ...Read more

9

9
How to get rid of bumps on the back of throat? They're not on my tonsils, they're just like little swollen spots from my post nasal drip/pharyngitis.

How to get rid of bumps on the back of throat? They're not on my tonsils, they're just like little swollen spots from my post nasal drip/pharyngitis.

? Rhinosinusitis: Meaning inflammation/infection of the nasal cavity and / or the sinuses, can be due to allergy, better see an ENT or an allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

10

10
I have chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip, also pharyngitis. I've noticed some yellow blisters lumps in the back of throat? Help

I have chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip, also pharyngitis. I've noticed some yellow blisters lumps in the back of throat? Help

Possible cobblestone: The term cobblestoning is used to describe streaks of lymphoid tissue (the cells that fight bacteria) on the posterior pharynx (throat) which is usually seen with allergic rhinitis (chronic runny nose). If present this is a normal response to chronic inflammation. ...Read more

12

12
Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever (3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose (no more), one sw lymph gl (neck)

Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever (3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose (no more), one sw lymph gl (neck)

Acute HIV infection: HIV-1 infection can occur with unprotected sex or injection drug use. 2 - 4 weeks after an exposure, a patient may develop a flu or mono-like illness called acute HIV infection. These symptoms may include fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, &/or mouth sores. Other symptoms might include N/V, thrush, headache or neurologic symptoms. Duration is 1 to a few weeks. Get checked ...Read more

13

13
Strep throat doesn't cause respitory symptoms such as cough runny nose and trouble breathing right?

Strep throat doesn't cause respitory symptoms such as cough runny nose and trouble breathing right?

Possibly...: Your throat infection could result in bronchospasm and airway inflammation which could lead to the symptoms you describe. So, see your doctor for evaluation as there are effective treatments. ...Read more

15

15
Been suffering from headache sore neck and ear for about a week. Now have sore throat, nasal congestion, green and bloody mucus. Sinus infect or strep?

Been suffering from headache sore neck and ear for about a week. Now have sore throat, nasal congestion, green and bloody mucus. Sinus infect or strep?

URI: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection is what you have, can be due to strep infection or other bug, at any rate you need to see your doctor for Rx medications, meanwhile rest, salt water gargles, pain killers, and good luck ...Read more

16

16
100.3 fever, sore throat with white spots, headache, nasal congestion. I have amoxicillin but I just threw up. Still strep throat? Mono? Or another?

100.3 fever, sore throat with white spots, headache, nasal congestion. I have amoxicillin but I just threw up. Still strep throat? Mono? Or another?

Yes, yes, yes: Yes this could be strep (i assume you were tested for that as you are on amox), but it could also be the other things you mention including the "another". The rapid strep tests can has cross-positives on occasion with someone who has mono, or you could have a virus and just be a strep carrier. If it's been 3 days on the antibiotic, or you can't keep it down, time to call the doctor back. ...Read more

18

18
How would I know if my baby has strep throat if all I see is the stuffy nose?

How would I know if my baby has strep throat if all I see is the stuffy nose?

Have it tested: Babies do get strepa disease & it may be more nasal than throat & can be anal sores. The only way to verify is thru teating. A quick test that takes a few minutes is available in many primary care offices. If your baby had a known exposure & is showing symptoms a visit is worthwhile. You do have several days to treat before strep might trigger complications. No fever? No change in behavior? Doubt it. ...Read more

19

19
Sore throat and stuffy nose should be a strep throat, right?

Sore throat and stuffy nose should be a strep throat, right?

See below: Strep throat is not normally associated with nasal congestion or other URI symptoms. So, unlikely to be strep throat. ...Read more

20

20
My throat is hurting. I was taking nose spray and it burned my throat. Is this a sign of strep throat?

My throat is hurting. I was taking nose spray and it burned my throat. Is this a sign of strep throat?

Maybe: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more

21

21
2 zpacks for strep. Throat still red not hurting. Blow nose clear. Tiny pin size white dot on tonsil doesn't hurt. How long before throat isn't red?

2 zpacks for strep. Throat still red not hurting. Blow nose clear. Tiny pin size white dot on tonsil doesn't hurt. How long before throat isn't red?

Red throat.: If you took two Z-packs and you still feel sick in some fashion, then you need a re-evaluation to determine if a different antibiotic may be needed. Or if testing may be indicated. ...Read more

22

22
Diagnosed with strep throat, can you have a cough and runny nose plus congestion?

Diagnosed with strep throat, can you have a cough and runny nose plus congestion?

Not typical: Usually with strep throat you have classically a fever, headache, abd pain and sore throat WITHOUT nasal congestion and cough. When you have a sore throat after a few days of nasal congestion and cough that typically denotes a viral URI. ...Read more

23

23
To cure a strep throat do you have to throw up to get rid of it or can you just blow it all out your nose?

To cure a strep throat do you have to throw up to get rid of it or can you just blow it all out your nose?

IF indeed a strep: Throat, you cannot throw it up or blow it out. You need antibiotics to treat it if bacterial, and supportive treatment if viral in nature. Consult with your doctor for treatment and not get so sick to end up in the hospital! ...Read more

24

24
I have a sore throat since last thursday with a little running nose? Is my condition strep throat?

I have a sore throat since last thursday with a little running nose? Is my condition strep throat?

Not likely: If you have a sore throat and a runny nose you probably have a rhinovirus, the common cold. It can still be quite nasty in terms of feeling ill. If having too much trouble swallowing see your primary care physician. Strep throat should only cause sore throat, along with fatigue and some other generalized symptoms. ...Read more

25

25
My 4 year old has strep throat and has been on amoxicillin for 6 days. Today she has a very sniffly nose, is it safe to give her children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

My 4 year old has strep throat and has been on amoxicillin for 6 days. Today she has a very sniffly nose, is it safe to give her children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe to give antihistamine.I prefer Laratidine syrup as it is once a day and not or Cetrizin as these are over the counter and have to be given only once a day, Loratidine is non sedating and Cetrizine may be slightly sedating as compared to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ...Read more

27

27
I started getting conjunctivitis in my right eye at and now it's on the left and I have a strep throat and a stuffed up nose. Do you know what is wrong?

I started getting conjunctivitis in my right eye at and now it's on the left and I have a strep throat and a stuffed up nose. Do you know what is wrong?

? Viral Conjunctiviti: You may have a viral syndrome that also has ocular manifestations. Get an exam. Treatment for a viral infection is different than a bacterial conjunctivitis. ...Read more

28

28
I was told I have strep throat without doing a culture (pus on tonsils) is it normal to have a runny nose with this? Or could it be something else?

I was told I have strep throat without doing a culture (pus on tonsils) is it normal to have a runny nose with this? Or could it be something else?

Strep or not: It is often difficult to distinguish strep from a virus. Often the diagnosis is made on exam with responsible certainty. The other option is to wait until the screen/ culture comes back, often up to 3 days and often with questions about processing. Many physicians, rightly or wrongly treat every throat as strep. If you are not quickly getting better, be rechecked. All the best. ...Read more

30

30
My voice is different like scratching. Hurts when I talk loud or scream. Is it a strep throat? And stuffy nose, cough, and little bit of running nose.

My voice is different like scratching. Hurts when I talk loud or scream. Is it a strep throat? And stuffy nose, cough, and little bit of running nose.

URI: Likely just an upper respiratory infection. They are usually caused by viral illness. The treatment is rest, NSAID or acetaminophen as needed for sore throat or fever, increase fluids and possibly salt water gargles/ throat lozenges as needed. If no better in 3-5 days, speak to your doc. Strep can be tested for in office with a swab. It usually has fever, stomach pain and headache as part of it. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more