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This AM had a lot of thick, post nasal drip in back of throat. When I spat it out it looked like huge blood clots. What is going on? Sinus infection?

This AM had a lot of thick, post nasal drip in back of throat. When I spat it out it looked like huge blood clots. What is going on? Sinus infection?

Possible: rinse your nasal cavity with saline, several times to help clean the nasal passages and hopefully clear the sinuses openings draining into the nasal cavity, then see your doctor / ENT soon for possible need for Rx medications, best wishes ...Read more

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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


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Sinus drainage, all clear mucous, post nasal drip in back of throat, clearing throat constantly, just started getting body aches, but no fever?

Sinus drainage, all clear mucous, post nasal drip in back of throat, clearing throat constantly, just started getting body aches, but no fever?

What's the question?: The symptoms sound like a viral respiratory infection ("cold"). Unless you develop a high fever, severe cough, chest pain, or shortness of breath, no antibiotics or specific medicines will help. The best treatments are rest, lots of fluids, a nasal decongestant or antihistamine if you are uncomfortably congested or need to just dry the drip, and a non-prescription pain reliever if needed. ...Read more

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Week long virus with a post nasal drip down the back of throat. Coughing at night and laryngitis during the day. Allegra ineffective. Suggestions?

Week long virus with a post nasal drip down the back of throat.  Coughing at night and laryngitis during the day.  Allegra ineffective.  Suggestions?

Cetirazine: Can try cetirazine (Zyrtec). Also, nasal rinses like Neti Pot are helpful & you might even try that first. If no better in 1-2 weeks, consider seeing your clinician to be sure nothing more complicated is going on - though that is unlikely unless you have an undying condition like chronic sinusitis, asthma, chronic rhinitis, cystic fibrosis, or an immune deficiency disease or medication, & so on. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a concussion and basiclar skull fracture. Also does a drip always in back of throat normal with concussion?

What's the difference between a concussion and basiclar skull fracture. Also does a drip always in back of throat normal with concussion?

Concussion v BSFx: A concussion happens when the brain is rocked(shook) in the cranial cavity. A basilar skull fracture is when the bones at the base of skull actually get fractured. People will have a bruise behind the ear or bruising around both eyes. The drip at the back of the nose could be a Cerebral Spinal fluid leak if it is salty constant and associated with headaches. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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A drip in the back of the throat after a concussion 4 days ago nose and ears no blood or running was checked out no raccoon eyes or battle sign?

A drip in the back of the throat after a concussion 4 days ago nose and ears no blood or running was checked out no raccoon eyes or battle sign?

Post nasal drip?: Likely unrelated if no headache / dizziness / vision, hearing, or balance changes. If any of those are present, should follow up with your Dr or at ER for recheck, as might need CT scan. ...Read more

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I have some mucus or postnasal drip in the back of my throat. No cough, no fever, stuffy nose, but my throats feels irritated. Not sore because I eat and drink just fine. What could be going on? I have a newborn so I don't want to be contagious.

I have some mucus or postnasal drip in the back of my throat. No cough, no fever,  stuffy nose, but my throats feels irritated. Not sore because I eat and  drink just fine. What could be going on? I have a newborn so I don't want to be contagious.

Wear a mask: 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). A newborn is vulnerable to catching other people's infections. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip dripping in the back of the throat. What's a good OTC med?

I have post nasal drip dripping in the back of the throat. What's a good OTC med?

Antihistamine: Start with saline to loosen thick mucus. If you have allergies, try Cetirizine or fexofenadine, which are non-sedating. If no better, consult an ent. See also: http://www.Richmondent.Com/nose-sinus/index.Php. ...Read more

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Hi I am having pain in my throat I have bad sinus my nose is clear but I still feel like I have post nasel drip going to the back of my throat it hurt?

Hi I am having pain in my throat I have bad sinus my nose is clear but I still feel like I have post nasel drip going to the back of my throat it hurt?

Doctor can evaluate: 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 sinusitis. 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 help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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What chances tooth infection going to brain?fin antibiotics week ago no swelling but bad headache on same side+ nasal drip back throat is this bad?

What chances tooth infection going to brain?fin antibiotics week ago no swelling but bad headache on same side+ nasal drip back throat is this bad?

Tooth Infection: Chances of the infection spreading to your brain are extremely rare, but it has happened. You've finished your antibiotics, now what are your dentist's plan to treat the source of the infection? I assume that you are under the care of a local dentist, but if you're just taking antibiotics on your own you've solved nothing. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip .why do I feel like there is always something in the back of my throat that won't ever clear ever?

What causes post nasal drip .why do I feel like there is always something in the back of my throat that won't ever clear ever?

Post nasal: Frequent postnasal drip is often caused by excessive dryness created by air conditioning in the summer and dry heat during winter. You may need more humidity in your home or workplace. Chronic paranasal sinus infection, smoking and certain medications like antihistamines are other possibilities but probably not likely in your case. ...Read more

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I've had a problem with constant post nasal drip for some time now.It worsens at night and it feels very thick in the back of my throat.What can help?

I've had a problem with constant post nasal drip for some time now.It worsens at night and it feels very thick in the back of my throat.What can help?

Saline rinse: A saline rinse is very helpful. Use with distilled water. Do not use tap water. You can find recipes for sine sinus rinse online or you can but premixed packers. You can also try Mucinex (guaifenesin) twice a day. If that doesn't help, I would see a physician. ...Read more

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I have white and yellowish bumps / patches in back of my throat. Can this be from post nasal drip?

I have white and yellowish bumps / patches in back of my throat. Can this be from post nasal drip?

Pharyngitis: White yellow patches at the back of the throat need to be checked objectively by a physician. It could be strep throat or postnasal drip. ...Read more

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I have a single, round growth at the back of my throat. I don't know how long it has been there, but I have throat irritation from post nasal drip?

I have a single, round growth at the back of my throat. I don't know how long it has been there, but I have throat irritation from post nasal drip?

I know that can: be alarming but several other questions will help clarify. Is it on/around the tonsils...tonsillar cysts are benign and quite common. Does it have a smooth surface? Is it red? Your post-nasal drip is key, I believe. This could easily be an inflammatory reaction to throat irritation. Since it could have been there some time already, I suggest you have your doctor o ENT specialist examine it/you. ...Read more

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Orange-ish (not red, not white.) patches on the back of my throat, looks like a bunch of tiny little clustered bumps, no pain, some post-nasal drip?

Post-nasal drips: These are called cobblestoning from the post-nasal drips from the nasal mucous membrane or from a sinus infection. Try nasal steroid for a couple of weeks to see if this helps. If this remains a problem, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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For about 4 wks now, I feel like I have something stuck in the back of my throat. I do have acid reflux. Could it possibly b post nasal drip instead?

For about 4 wks now, I feel like I have something stuck in the back of my throat. I do have acid reflux. Could it possibly b post nasal drip instead?

Post-nasal drip?: Allergy-related swelling of the back of the throat can make a feeling of swelling. Irritation from acid reflux can cause a local inflammation also. If the problem continues an examination by a physician is warranted. ...Read more

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I feel like I'm choking on my saliva it feels like its dripping in the back of my throat. When it happens my mouth gets dry but i still feel the drip?

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I feel like I'm choking on my saliva it feels like its dripping in the back of my throat. When it happens my mouth gets dry but i still feel the drip?

Postnasal drip: You probably have postnasal drip or drainage. Typically as result from sinus allergy or inflammation. Make sure that you see a doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I stop post-nasal drip? I have continual drainage down the back of my throat which causes me to cough. How can I get it to stop? No cold or anything. Good health otherwise. If it wouldn't drain i wouldn't cough. Worse at night as it feels lik

How can I stop post-nasal drip? I have continual drainage down the back of my throat which causes me to cough.  How can I get it to stop?  No cold or anything.  Good health otherwise.  If it wouldn't drain i wouldn't cough.  Worse at night as it feels lik

Post : Post nasal drip can occur when one has excess drainage or if the natural drainage changes in properties. Irritants and allergens may cause it. It is best to see an ENT (otolaryngologist) who can examine the nose completely. Often rinsing the nose with saline using a squeeze bottle is advised and prescription nasal sprays are used with good success rates. Sometimes allergy testing is a good idea in order to identify hidden allergies. ...Read more

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Have had post nasal drip for over a year, now I have clear blisters in the back of throat. Is this serious should I worry?

Have had post nasal drip for over a year, now I have clear blisters in the back of throat. Is this serious should I worry?

Im not sure if you: Have true vesicular lesions in your throat or if what you are seeing is what we refer to as posterior oropharyngeal cobblestoning. That means that with persistent post nasal drip the back of the throat show signs of chronic inflammation that leads to the bumpy looking mucosa in the back of your throat. You should let your doctor take a look. Treating your post nasal drip will make a big difference ...Read more

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Left swollen tonsil, with white spots, bumps on back of throat as well. No pain at all. A few days back I had some sinus drip

Left swollen tonsil, with white spots, bumps on back of throat as well. No pain at all. A few days back I had some sinus drip

Infection: Sounds infectious with your description. See the Dr. for eval and possible need for antibiotics. ...Read more