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Causes Of Nasal Flaring
Can cause serious damage by picking your noset till it bleeds. I used to drugs 15 yrs ago but as it heals it blocks my nasal passagrs do I pick it.
Depends: Have you had surgery in your ears or craniotomy? Do you have a severely deviated septm with allergies. If you had surgery, your postnasal drip on one side could be spinal fluid. If you have a severely deviated septum, instead of having drainage through your nostril, it goes backwards. Get it checked out. ...Read more
Nasal voice: You could have a narrowing of your nasal passages, possibly due to an anatomical variant or a polyp obstructing the nasal passage. Most commonly seasonal allergies are the cause. I recommend over the counter non drowsy cetirizine or pseudoephedrine, if that is the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal saline spray: The first thing to try is simple nasal saline spray which you can get over-the-counter. Use it as directed. Also, there are some brands of "saline nasal gel" which can be sprayed or applied with a cotton swab to your nasal membranes. You might have allergic rhinitis or possibly some other underlying disorder causing the dryness. See your provider within a few days if the saline doesn't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
General advice: Drinking more fluids can dilute the mucus and make it less irritating. Nasal saline every 2 hours has a similar effect, and also flushes the mucus. Prescription nasal steroids often help, by reducing the inflammation which produces mucus. Keep in mind that in some people what feels like a postnasal drip is really acid reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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