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Could tukol help for post nasal drip?

Could tukol help for post nasal drip?

No probably not: Tukol - Dextromethorphan (cough suppressant), guaifenesin (mucous thinner), pseudoephedrine (decongestant) will not likely help your post nasal drip. If it is chronic a visit to the Allergist or ENT is in order. ...Read more

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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Any suggestions for post nasal drip?

Any suggestions for post nasal drip?

Nasal saline: Nasal Saline or sinus rinse is a safe bet. Treatment depends the underlying cause. Nasal sprays help unless there is an infection. If it's uncomplicated allergies then an antihistamine may work. ...Read more

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What herbal product for post nasal drip?

What herbal product for post nasal drip?

Saline is fine.: Saline rinses or saline nasal spray works quite well to thin out and reduce post nasal discharge. Also helpful is staying hydrated and treating specific cause of rhinitis, nasal congestion and post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Best nasal spray for post nasal drip?

Best nasal spray for post nasal drip?

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

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How to cure post nasal drip cough?

How to cure post nasal drip cough?

Post nasal drip : Cough is due to throat irritation, saline nasal wash to clear your nasal passages frequently together with cough drops to soothe your throat would help, if not you need to see your doctor for possible need for prescription medications, goodluck ...Read more

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Have you used atrovent for post nasal drip?

Have you used atrovent for post nasal drip?

Best for rhinitis : Atrovent nasal spray works best for a drippy nose. A nose which produces too much mucous from the front leading to the need for lots of tissues. Post nasal drip might be improved but atrovent is not nearly as successful for this symptom. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for post nasal drip?

Are there effective natural treatments for post nasal drip?

Nasal saline: Sometimes use of a saline solution flushed into the nose using a neti pot or squeeze bottle can help post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for homeopathic remedies for deviated nasal septum and nasal congestion?

Any suggestions for homeopathic remedies for deviated nasal septum and nasal congestion?

Septal deviation: The only treatment is surgery. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Sprays, irrigation, amoxicillin...Nothing works! severe post nasal drip! help!

Sprays, irrigation, amoxicillin...Nothing works! severe post nasal drip! help!

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 more

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What are good sinus or allergy medicines for post nasal drip?

What are good sinus or allergy medicines for post nasal drip?

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

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Is Avamys nasal spray effective to use for post nasal drip?

Is Avamys nasal spray effective to use for post nasal drip?

Depends: Yes, if allergies are triggering the post nasal drip. No if gastroesophageal reflux is triggering the post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Whats the best antihistamine for post nasal drip?

Whats the best antihistamine for post nasal drip?

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

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Any natural remedies for nasal congestion?

Any natural remedies for nasal congestion?

Sinus rinses: Nasal saline ( salt water ) solution is readily available in any pharmacy. Comes as pressurized or pump spray. Could also consider Neti pot or other sinus rinses. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine is best for post nasal drip?

What over-the-counter medicine is best for post nasal drip?

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

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I have sinus drip/ post nasal drip are there any home remedies to treat this? Can't sleep at night because of drainage.

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 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?

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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Can cronic non allergy post nasal drip be cured?

Can cronic non allergy post nasal drip be cured?

Could be sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis is a silent disease and can cause post nasal drip, if it is the condition, antibiotics and anti inflammatory meds would be the answer, see you primary physician who might treat you or refer you. ...Read more

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Tried and true medication for post nasal drip?

Tried and true medication for post nasal drip?

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

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Neg allergy testing, successful sinus surgery, use daily saline rinse but chronic copious thick post nasal drip for years. What are possible reasons?

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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Home remedies for Coughing with phlegm.

Home remedies for Coughing with phlegm.

Cough: A good remedy for coughing is honey (buckwheat is good choice) with lemon juice added to Chamomile tea or ginger tea. Hydrate well. Humidifier can help. ...Read more

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