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How can I get rid of post nasal drip completely?

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 (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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How to get rid of post nasal drip?

How to get rid of post nasal drip?

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

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What can I use to get rid of post nasal drip?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines can help dry up mucus membranes. Post nasal drip due to allergies can be treated by desensitization therapy by an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Will Co-Amoxiclav get rid of post nasal drip?

Will Co-Amoxiclav get rid of post nasal drip?

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

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Will Sudafed get rid of post nasal drip? If so, how long may it take to do so?

Will Sudafed get rid of post nasal drip? If so, how long may it take to do so?

Post nasal drip: Sudafed may help with a post-nasal drip. I don't recommend using it for more than 3 days consecutively, as doing so may cause a rebound effect and worsen the post-nasal drip. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of post nasal drip caused by allergies? Already on zyrtec.

Try : Saline nasal spray or irrigation can be very helpful to thin mucus and make post nasal drip less bothersome. Visit your allergist or primary doctor to see if a nasal steroid can be useful to you. ...Read more

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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!

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 more

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I starting allergy shots tommorow will they get rid of post nasal drip and the little throat clearing? Always mucus in throat .

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

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Would taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm get rid of post nasal drip? That stuck at the bottom of my throat feeling will not go away!

Would taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm get rid of post nasal drip? That stuck at the bottom of my throat  feeling will not go away!

Perhaps: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is supposed to loosen mucus and is worth a try but in general it is not terribly effective. Use plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) for this, the dm is for cough. Saline nasal spray may work as well. Also consider reflux which can give this complaint. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a post nasal drip?

How can I get rid of a post nasal drip?

Post Nasal Drip: This can be causes by allergies, sinus infections, reflux disease, sesitivity to irritants and cehmicals like fabric softeners or detergents, etc. Etc. See your doctor who may refer you to a gi, allergy or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why does post nasal drip causes sore throat and ear pain. How can I get rid of it??

Why does post nasal drip causes sore throat and ear pain. How can I get rid of it??

Perhaps: Post-nasal drips may irritate the throat but sore throat is uncommon. Ear pain is not caused by post-nasal drips although nasal congestion may lead to obstruction of the inner ear tube leading to infection. You need to get this checked out by a doctor (ENT, allergist). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of this post nasal drip?

Can you tell me how to get rid of this post nasal drip?

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

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Recently, I have had post nasal drip for a week or two now! how do I get rid of it?

Recently, I have had post nasal drip for a week or two now! how do I get rid of it?

? Sinusitis: please see your doctor you would need prescription medications besides nasal saline wash ...Read more

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How do I get rid of bad breath related to post nasal drip?

How do I get rid of bad breath related to post nasal drip?

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 more

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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

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 more

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