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Home Remedies For Post Nasal Drip
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
No single best spray: Unfortunately, there's no single best spray for everyone in the States where HealthTap docs are located. It's even trickier to determine best spray for someone outside of States, in say UK. Saline sprays (salt water) are safe. Sinus rinses are fine as long as you don't use tap water. In States, some corticosteroid sprays are available OTC w/o prescription. Stay away from nasal decongestants sprays ...Read more
Antihistamine?: If you haven't already tried an antihistamine that might be worth a try. If you've been on antibiotics, it sounds like you've already seen your doctor at least once. At this point a follow up and consideration of additional testing and/or possible ENT referral may be in order. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the cause: If it's caused by allergies, nasal corticosteroid spray (e.g. Flonase) may help. If a sinus infection is the cause, antibiotics may help. Drip caused by environmental irritants (perfumes, smoke, etc.) can sometimes get better with an anticholinergic nasal spray (e.g. Atrovent nasal). An otc treatment that may help any cause is daily nasal lavage (e.g. Sinus rinse or neti pot). See your md. ...Read more
Not one: Newer antihistamines work to stop itching and sneezing, but unfortunately do little to stop drainage. Older antihistamines may have some ability to stop mucus production, but have side effects like drowsiness. Daily saline rinse for the nose (eg, neti pot) can help. See your doctor or an allergist--there may be prescription meds (eg, ipratropium nasal spray) that can better treat your symptoms. ...Read more
Start naturally: Begin with performing nasal saline irritations (not just spray) t least once daily. These an be found at any drugstore. If this doesn't help much, see an ENT or your primary care provider for nasal antihistamine spray. If that doesn't do the trick, you may need to talk with a sub-specialist and consider allergies. ...Read more
I have sinus drip/ post nasal drip are there any home remedies to treat this? Can't sleep at night because of drainage.
Saline: Regular saline rinses have been reported to be somewhat effective but be sure that the water has been boiled then cooled unless you has a source of sterile water. However otc antihistamines often work better and prescription nasal sprays better still. Air conditioning usually helps to reduce the amount of airborne allergens if you do not mind the electric bill. Allergy shots can work wonders. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities : Throat clearing is from gastric reflux, post nasal drip, too dry saliva, retained throat secretions because the pharynx can't clear them, pharyngeal diverticulitis, foreign body sensation from globus, habit, chronic nasopharyngitis, and others. It rarely indicates a serious condition but i would be most concerned if there is coughing or choking with swallowing, hoarseness, or abnormal swallowing. ...Read more
Neg allergy testing, successful sinus surgery, use daily saline rinse but chronic copious thick post nasal drip for years. What are possible reasons?
Allergy?: Many sufferers of chronic sinusitis are made miserable by environmental allergens that aren't on a standard allergy screen, or show a false negative reaction. I suggest repeat testing along the way to rule out any false negatives. Surgery can affect secretions and ciliary function on a sort-term(1-3 days) basis. ...Read more
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