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How can you stop post nasal drip that is causing bad breath?

How can you stop post nasal drip that is causing bad breath?

Food allergies: Try looking into the idea that certain foods may be irritating yo your system, causing you to react with the chronic drip. ...Read more

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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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Can deviated nasal septum give you constant post nasal drip and very bad breath? If so what is the treatment?

Can deviated nasal septum give you constant post nasal drip and very bad breath? If so what is the treatment?

Unlikely: Having had a deviated septum myself, (car accident) this would very unlikely be the cause of your symptoms. A deviated septum typically only affect breathing through the nose. ...Read more

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What can cause post nasal drip into air passage in thoat and what can I do to stop it.

What can cause post nasal drip into air passage in thoat and what can I do to stop it.

Post nasal drip: Hello. The nasal mucus could be excessive especially during allergy season. I would recommend first a nasal saline wash . Sometimes just removing the pollen from the lining inside your nose is effective. Another option would be an OTC antihistamine like Zyrtec, Allegra or Claritin. Each is available an generic too. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure post nasal drip and stop bad breath caused by it?

What is a good way to cure post nasal drip and stop bad breath caused by it?

See Dentist then ENT: First try to determine the cause of the sinus problems. An infected upper tooth can cause chronic sinus problems. If there are not dental problems then see a physician or ent. ...Read more

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Have had bad breath for years, not dry mouth, often have seasonal allergies and post-nasal drip. Could that be causing bad breath? How to treat?

Have had bad breath for years, not dry mouth, often have seasonal allergies and post-nasal drip. Could that be causing bad breath? How to treat?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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How can I minimize bad breath with post nasal drip?

How can I  minimize   bad breath with post nasal drip?

It may not be PND: Bad breath has more causes than you think. Foods we eat (everyone knows that), but it could be from stomach acid or stomach contents bubbling up. And also post nasal drip but....Just s drippy nose usually doesn't lend itself to bad breath. It could be you have a sinus infection. Try an otc decongestant and if the problem persists see an md or dmd and get an antibiotic for poss sinus infection. ...Read more

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What can one do for sinus drainage/post nasal drip that is making you gag?

What can one do for sinus drainage/post nasal drip that is making you gag?

Saline: Rinse the nose with saline 3 to 4 times a day using the packets meant for exact mixing and distilled water. ...Read more

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How does post nasal drip work to cause shortness of breath?

How does post nasal drip work to cause shortness of breath?

Postnasal drip: Postnasal drip (PND) by itself does not tend to cause shortness of breath (unless you just mean difficulty breathing through your nose). The most prominent symptom of PND is nagging, annoying cough, and having to clear secretions from the back of your throat. You may also experience significant nasal congestion. Thus, if you are truly feeling short of breath, you should consult a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of bad sore throat that follows post nasal drip and runny nose. What is this ? Allergies or something serious

How do I get rid of bad sore throat that follows post nasal drip and runny nose. What is this ? Allergies or something serious

Post Nasal Drip: Postnasal drip is likely secondary to allergies. The best treatment is intranasal steroid sprays with the addition of over-the-counter antihistamines like Chlor-Trimeton. It is important to see an allergist for further work up to determine what triggers are making your symptoms worse. Avoidance of trigger is key, unlikely something serious if you can feel dripping. Common cause of sore throat. ...Read more

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Why does post nasal drip cause nausea and how long does it take for medications like singular to stop post nasal drip?

Why does post nasal drip cause nausea  and how long does it take for medications like singular to stop post nasal drip?

Bad tasting mucus: Mucus is irritating and bad tasting and as result can cause nausea. For singular to be effective in post nasal drip an anti histamine such as Allegra should be taken at the same time. ...Read more

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How can you stop post nasal drip which causes vomitting. ?

How can you stop post nasal drip which causes vomitting. ?

Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip may due to rhinitis, sinusitis, gastro-esopahageal reflux, allergies; find the cause and treat it. For example allergies can be treated with antihystamine( loratadine, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cetirizine), reflux can be treated with antacid (ranitidine, omeprazole, lansoprazole), see a doc to find the cause. ...Read more

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All of a sudden every time i eat i get phlegm in my throat which is causing me to cough similar to post nasal drip. What can be causing this?

Vasomotor: Vasomotor rhinitis is the chronic development of post nasal dripping, nasal congestion, runny nose, or sneezing and can be triggered by many things such as weather changes, chemical irritants, or foods. There are treatments out there, speak with your doctor about your specific condition. ...Read more

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How to minimize bad breath with post nasal drip?

Saline washes: If the bad breath is due to the post-nasal drip, doing saline nasal washes will help. If not improving with this, please see your doctor, as both post-nasal drip and bad breath can each have a variety of causes. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to stop my post nasal drip?

Is there anything i can do to stop my post nasal drip?

Allergies treatments: If you have allergic rhinitis, nasal steroids are the front line treatment. At times, additional treatment such as antihistamine (i.E zyrtec/claritin/allegra with/out decongestant. Leukotriene inhibitor such as singulair (montelukast) can offer benefit to some. In severe cases, pulse treatment with oral steroid maybe needed. Other cases may benefit from allergy injections. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can viral sinusitis cause bad odor through the nose? If so, how is it treated? Many thanks.

Can viral sinusitis cause bad odor through the nose? If so, how is it treated? Many thanks.

Inflammation: changes a lot of things in the nose. This can set up / predispose to bacteria that are normally around there being able to grow more and cause infection needing antibiotics. A few other posibilities but this is quite common. ...Read more

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Can chronic post nasal drip cause gagging and lump feeling in throat off and on? Ent not sure if if that or lpr I forgot to tell him about sinus heada

Can chronic post nasal drip cause gagging and lump feeling in throat off and on? Ent not sure if if that or lpr I forgot to tell him about sinus heada

Sinus: It could be a sinus infection.. An intermittent lump in the throat is called globus which is more often attributed to anxiety. ...Read more

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How can I address the post-nasal drip that is causing tickle in ears and throat?

How can I address the post-nasal drip that is causing tickle in ears and throat?

Allergy medicine: Over the counter allergy meds work very well, but aren't enough on their own for about 50% of us. Instead of stopping the otcs, f/u with your family doc and get some allergy nasal spray to add on to your otc allergy pills. You'll find that your symptoms resolve much better and life gets less drippy and sneezy. ...Read more

Dr. Greg Rubin
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Bad Breath (Definition)

A foul odor from the mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more