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How Can I Get Rid Of Post Nasal Drip Completely
Intranasal steroids: In addition to using a neti pot, antihistamines (like zyrtek, Allegra and claritin), intranasal steroids (like Nasonex (mometasone) and flonase) prescribed by your doctor can work very well to relieve post nasal drip. The intranasal steroids take a few days to kick in, so don't expect to get a lot of relief right away. ...Read more
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
Find the cause: Post-nasal drainage is the result of excess mucus production from the nasal lining or the paranasal sinuses. Thus, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis have to be ruled out. The simple answer to your question is find the cause. Then you can be appropriately treated. Remember the normal nose secretes about a quart of mucus a day and we usually swallow it. Think gerd as another possibility.. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Post nasal drip has a lot of causes including allergy, non allergic causes (gastroesophageal reflux, infectious etiologies--nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, and vasomotor rhinitis). Hence, the antibiotic will have no effect on the majority of causes. Even within the infectious causes, viral infections don't respond to antibacterial medications such as co-amoxiclav. ...Read more
How do i get rid of post nasal drip and dry it out back there? ive tried salt water, sinus rinse,nose spray, steam and wet just isnt working. help!
Pollen: I just checked the US pollen map and Levittown is having the highest counts in the country right now, so I suspect this is a seasonal problem. nasal steroid spray daily and antihistamine like allegra, claritin, zyrtec will be first line and if that fails see an allergist. other causes are vasomotor rhinitis, nasal esosinophilia and aspirin allergy and nasal polyps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I starting allergy shots tommorow will they get rid of post nasal drip and the little throat clearing? Always mucus in throat .
Not right away: It takes time for shots to work, can be up to one year being on highest maintenance dose for your condition/sensitivities. Once they work, your symptoms score would be less, meaning the related symptoms would be better, need for medications becomes less, and better tolerance to triggers. It needs tincture of time and patience and adherence to your prescribed medications i.e. no magic bullet(s) ...Read more
Would taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm get rid of post nasal drip? That stuck at the bottom of my throat feeling will not go away!
Hi, I just started Buproprion about a week ago for depression and started Fluticasone Propionate nasal spray last night to get rid of post nasal drip. Today I feel like there is a pressure on the right side of my back behind the rib cage, is there anythin
Got over a cold 3 days ago. Bad post nasal drip. Very thick, wake up choking on it. Sometimes has blood. How can I get rid of it?
It is probably a: viral infection in which case there is little you can do other than over the counter symptomatic relief. Rest, fluids, analgesics and decongestants. Most colds are three days coming, three days with you and three days leaving. So you have about three days to go. If the mucous turns green it may mean a bacterial superinfection in which case you should see a health care provider. ...Read more
Saline : Try using nasal saline available over the counter. Use 2-3 times per day . If there is no improvement after a few days see you doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
? Sinusitis: please see your doctor you would need prescription medications besides nasal saline wash ...Read more
Viral or allergy: Bad breath secondary to a post nasal drip is very common. Not only is it the time of year for viral infections (flu?) but you live in an area of california that has many airborne allergens. Treat the nasal drip, make sure you scape and brush your tongue. An md consult would not go amiss. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why does it feel like I always have post nasal drip? I've tried everything to get rid of it. Its also getting hard to swollow
Food Sensitivities?: I often check IgG food sensitivities in such cases. It is remarkable how often a food that a person eats regularly causes a low grade chronic inflammation that may manifest in PND or other allergic symptoms. Consider finding a physician who can order such a test. In the meantime, the most common culprits are dairy and gluten/grain products. Take a break from those for a bit and see what happens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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