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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Postnasal Drip

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Can adenoids cause chronic postnasal drip?

Can  adenoids cause chronic postnasal drip?

If infected.......: If chronically infected the adenoid can be the source of post nasal drip. This does not happen often however. Look at environmental/ inhalant allergies, reflux and other causes of rhinitis for more common causes. ...Read more

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Could enlarged adenoids cause chronic postnasal drip?

Could enlarged adenoids cause chronic postnasal drip?

The other way around: It is likely the other way around. Chronic rhino-sinusitis from any etiologies causes your adenoids to enlarge. Adenoids are local lymphatic tissues that drain from surrounding tissues. When there is chronic inflammation in the nasopharygeal area, adenoids will be big. Then with enlarged adenoids, they will further obstruct the drainage causing more congestion. An allergist or ENT can help you. ...Read more

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What causes white postnasal drip? I have heard of clear, yellow, and green, but I have white mucus as my postnasal drip and it's not oral thrush.

What causes white postnasal drip? I have heard of clear, yellow, and green, but I have white mucus as my postnasal drip and it's not oral thrush.

Postnasal Drip: Can be white. Every day, glands in the linings of your nose make about a quart of mucus each day. The excess can come out of the nostrils -- that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it's called postnasal drip. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/postnasal-drip ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate the sore, scratchy, raw feeling in my throat and chest that's caused by a cold and postnasal drip?

What can I do to alleviate the sore, scratchy, raw feeling in my throat and chest that's caused by a cold and postnasal drip?

See a doctor: meanwhile use saline nasal washes, salt water gargles, warm liquids, hydrate yourself well, pain killers, and rest if you can. Your doctor would assess you better if you need Rx medicines, good luck ...Read more

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Would a sore throat from rabies look and feel the same as a sore throat caused by a common cold? (Postnasal drip, visible mucus in throat, etc.)

Would a sore throat from rabies look and feel the same as a sore throat caused by a common cold?  (Postnasal drip, visible mucus in throat, etc.)

No: With rabies you would be extremely sick, frothing, crazy and about to die- horribly. With post nasal drip- you have a mild annoying tickle in the back of your throat. ...Read more

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And can this postnasal drip cause cough?

And can this postnasal drip cause cough?

Yes...: Post-nasal drip can lead to bronchospasm which can lead to cough. Treatment would include nasal steroid spray in addition to bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. ...Read more

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Does postnasal drip cause a white tongue?

Does postnasal drip cause a white tongue?

Not usually: The nasal mucosa produces about a quart of mucus daily. It goes down the throat and we swallow it. I doubt this PND would cause discoloration of the tongue. You need to rule out a fungal infection. See Dentist or ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can this postnasal drip cause chronic cough?

Can this postnasal drip cause chronic cough?

Yes: The major causes of cough included post nasal drip, asthma and reflux. This probably accounts for 90% of the reasons for cough. ...Read more

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Why does postnasal drip from a cold sometimes cause nausea? Any good remedies?

Why does postnasal drip from a cold sometimes cause nausea? Any good remedies?

Yes: Swallowing nasal/sinus drainage is not pleasant and can cause nausea. Keep well hydrated during a cold, and you can try saline sinus rinses and/or intranasal steroid sprays twice a day during cold. ...Read more