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What is the best home remedies for post nasal drip that also causes halitosis had it for many years?

What is the best home  remedies for post  nasal drip  that also causes  halitosis  had it for  many years?

May be normal: In dental school, an oral surgeon once told us there is no such thing as 'post nasal drip' as an anomaly--we all have it. It is normal, and most of us drain a quart of fluid a day down the back of our throat. People that say they have a problem have just become more aware of that draining. That being said, there are some that get relief using otc allergy medicines. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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


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What's best home remedy for gagging from post nasal drip ? Can you also have nasal polyps even if you breathe fine though nose. 2 years had pnd

What's best home remedy for gagging from post nasal drip ? Can you also have nasal polyps even if you breathe fine though nose. 2 years had pnd

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! Stay w/your doctor also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Asthma symptoms at night due to post-nasal drip. Wake up choking. Any at-home remedies worth trying for post-nasal drip?

Asthma symptoms at night due to post-nasal drip. Wake up choking. Any at-home remedies worth trying for post-nasal drip?

Saline lavage: The most effective home remedy for these kinds of symptoms is nasal saline lavage (such as neti pot, or using a squeeze bottle available at the pharmacy). Instructions are available with the device, but you essentially rinse the nose with salt water. A good swim in a pool, getting water in your nose, sometimes works too. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for post nasal drip? I don't want to overuse decongestants.

What's the best treatment for post nasal drip? I don't want to overuse decongestants.

Depends: Post nasal drip is a feeling and not a clinical condition or a pathological entity. It is that abnormal feeling of mucus in the throat and it can be due to many different causes ranging from allergies, sinus infections and viruses to atypical reflux or a reaction to things that you eat and drink. I have cured more people of "postnasal drip" by having them stop drinking coffee tea and soda. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for post nasal drip?

Postnasal drip: The standard treatment is with an otc antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (sedating) or Claritin (non-sedating). If this does not control symptoms, the next step is to use the combination form of antihistamines like claritin-d, or allegra-d. If that doesn't work, you'll need to see a doctor for a prescription medication. ...Read more

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I have pain at the bridge of nose and cheeks. I also feel slightly dizzy at times post nasal drip and cough. What treatment would help?

I have pain at the bridge of nose and cheeks.  I also feel slightly dizzy at times  post nasal drip and cough.  What treatment would help?

See doctor: You may have sinusitis which can cause all of these symptoms and thus will need to consult your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and be treated. ...Read more

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Can deviated nasal septum give you constant post nasal drip and very bad breath? If so what is the treatment?

Can deviated nasal septum give you constant post nasal drip and very bad breath? If so what is the treatment?

Unlikely: Having had a deviated septum myself, (car accident) this would very unlikely be the cause of your symptoms. A deviated septum typically only affect breathing through the nose. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gerd? I don't have heartburn but I have constant post nasal drip symptoms & asthma. Which medications should I take?

What is the best treatment for gerd? I don't have heartburn but I have constant post nasal drip symptoms & asthma. Which medications should I take?

GERD: Gerd and laryngopharnygeal reflux can be a significant trigger for asthma, see a specialist (allergist) familiar with both lpr and asthma if you pcp does not seem to understand this association or recommend appropriate or effective management. ...Read more

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Nasal Congestion (Definition)

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Nasal (Definition)

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