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Home Remedies For Post Nasal Drip
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
What's the best OTC remedy for post nasal drip and cough? I tried Mucinex DM and it did very little to help my coughing and throat "tickle" sensation.
Depends: If the cough is from post-nasal drips, it may respond to OTC nasal steroid (takes a few days). It is from sinusitis, you may need a Rx antibiotic. If from asthma, you will need a Rx controller drug for asthma. Each condition requires difficult treatment and thus a diagnosis is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is best remedy for gag or tight feeling on left side of throat or neck .doc says I got post nasal drip and thyroids ultrasound came back good. ?
Seasonal allergy remedy? Constant face pressure, itchy throat, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, etc. Happens every year with the pollen
Postnasal drip: The standard treatment is with an otc antihistamine like Benadryl (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
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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