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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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How to cure post nasal drip cough?

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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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How to minimize bad breath with post nasal drip?

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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Can the doctor do anything for chest congestion and post nasal drip?

Can the doctor do anything for chest congestion and post nasal drip?

Sinus/chest symptoms: Your doctor can definitely help your postnasal drip and chest congestion. Nasal sprays can help your postnasal drip, and mucolytics can break up the mucous in your chest. Feel better. ...Read more

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What to do about post nasal drip cough?

What to do about post nasal drip cough?

Allergies : This could be allergies or sinusitis. Nasal steroids and nasal antihistines can be effective. Should start with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip is causing me to gag and vomit will Robitussin CF help also got a cough from the drip?

Post nasal drip is causing me to gag and vomit will Robitussin CF help also got a cough from the drip?

Yes & no: 2 ingredients in Robitussin CF (cough suppressant dextromethorfan, expectorant guaifenesin) may help but the 3rd (decongestant pseudoephedrine) may keep the nose & sinuses running since it opens sinus passages. May want to use Robitussin-DM or Mucinex dm which don't have the decongestant. Antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) will help stop runny nose. Possible drowsiness with these meds. ...Read more

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I have non allergic rhinitis .& post nasal drip. Constant drainage in throat. Constantly clearing throat and swallowing. What can I do to treat this?

I have non allergic rhinitis .& post nasal drip.  Constant drainage  in throat. Constantly clearing throat and swallowing. What can I do to treat this?

Non-Allergic Rhiniti: Start with salt water washes squeeze bottle twice daily. Follow up with either a nasal steroid or nasal antihistamine. Consider addition of oral tablets only if this simple regimen doesn't work. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Wt to do to reduce post nasal drip and inflammation in stomach?

Wt to do to reduce post nasal drip and inflammation in stomach?

Two separate problem: post nasal drip you can minimize by taking anti histamine like loratidine during the day and benadryl (diphenhydramine) during the night. stomach problem you can reduce it by avoiding spicy food and taking either H2 blocker like zantac or pump inhibitor like nexuim or prevacid. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause bad breath through the nose?

Can post nasal drip cause bad breath through the nose?

Yes: That means your sinuses are congested and may be inflamed and that is one of the causes for bad breath. See an ENT doctor for help. ...Read more

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How to treat post nasal drip?

Find the cause: To select the right medication to treat post nasal drip means finding the underlying reason. This could include allergies, sinus infection and even stomach acid reflux. If there is eye itching, redness and watering as well as sneezing and itchy nose, this suggests allergies. If there is a bad taste in the mouth, cough, sinus pressure, this could mean sinus issues. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth when wake up.i seem to have post nasal drip every day only in summer time .allergy testing?

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Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth when wake up.i seem to have post nasal drip every day only in summer time .allergy testing?

It is common: When post-nasal drip is an ongoing condition, the sinuses can become irritated and swollen what what causes mouth breathing, dry mouth and chronic bad breath. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Have had post nasal drip for years, weird taste all the time. How to tell the difference between CSF and post nasal drip?

Have had post nasal drip for years, weird taste all the time. How to tell the difference between CSF and post nasal drip?

Sinusitis : Sinusitis or inflammation of the sinuses can cause headaches. Postnasal drip causes nausea, poor appetite, and weight loss. A CSF leak leaves a salty taste in the back of the throat and/or leaks clear fluid from a single nostril. The leak is worse with straining or bending over. See an ear nose and throat physician or otolaryngologist to monitor your symptoms. ...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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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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Will Beclometasone cure my post nasal drip and bad odour through nose?

Will Beclometasone cure my post nasal drip and bad odour through nose?

Decrease PND: .llew sThis is a wonderful drug and it will definitely cut down on your post nasal drip if used properly. You have to direct the spray to the sides of the nose and it is 2 sprays each nostril at hour of sleep. there is a physiologic reason for this. Also it takes 2 weeks of religious use to get the best effect. Bad odor is the colonization of bacteria and may be from the tonsils or gastric dis ...Read more

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How to stop a severe post nasal drip causing sore throat and nausea.

How to stop a severe post nasal drip causing sore throat and nausea.

See your doctor : You may need prescription medications as antibiotics or others, meanwhile, use saline nasal washes, but see your doctor soon, best wishes ...Read more

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How can I stop post-nasal drip? I have continual drainage down the back of my throat which causes me to cough. How can I get it to stop? No cold or anything. Good health otherwise. If it wouldn't drain i wouldn't cough. Worse at night as it feels lik

Post : Post nasal drip can occur when one has excess drainage or if the natural drainage changes in properties. Irritants and allergens may cause it. It is best to see an ENT (otolaryngologist) who can examine the nose completely. Often rinsing the nose with saline using a squeeze bottle is advised and prescription nasal sprays are used with good success rates. Sometimes allergy testing is a good idea in order to identify hidden allergies. ...Read more

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I've had post nasal drip w occassional cough but now i can't stop cough all day long due 2 pnd w throat itch. Wat to take if hbp?

I've had post nasal drip w occassional cough but now  i can't stop cough all day long due 2  pnd w throat itch. Wat to take if hbp?

Saline : Try the the simple things first. Start with nasal sinus irrigation twice a day(a saline flush available over the counter) also try Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm which will loosen the phleghm and help with the cough. You can also add an over the counter antihistamine like claritin. If these don't work then you will need to be seen. ...Read more

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Finished 5 day z-pack 7 days ago, still terrible cough and a lot of phlegm and post nasal drip, no longer green, need to stop coughing throat raw?

Finished 5 day z-pack 7 days ago, still terrible cough and a lot of phlegm and post nasal drip, no longer green, need to stop coughing throat raw?

Coughing: Use saline nose drops to control your post nasal drip. Steam yourself with a hot shower twice daily. Use vaporizer while sleeping . Sleep with several pillows. Stop smoking. Rub vaporub on your chest and drink lots of tea and lemon with honey. ...Read more

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Since the morning my throat has felt really weird, like post nasal drip. Its making me constantly feel the need to cough. How to distinguish from all?

Since the morning my throat has felt really weird,  like post nasal drip. Its making me constantly feel the need to cough. How to distinguish from all?

That's right: There are cough receptors at back of your throat which when irritated by phlegm will make you cough. Ask your doc 4 some benzonatate and see an allergist to see what you are allergic to. Get an antihistamine and nasal steroid too. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause a tight throat?

Yes: Yes it can, best treatment to take is Claritin (loratadine) d daily for @ 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip and swollen throat?

What causes post nasal drip and swollen throat?

Postnatal drip: When mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat . Can be due to colds, flu, allergies, perfumes , cleaning agents, smoke, meds, changing weather- cold temps or excess dryness, spicy foods or sinus infection. Annoying feeling, most common cause of chronic cough .Excess mucus down the throat makes you feel hoarse ; give you a feeling of swollen throat/ sore throat . Drink plenty of fluids ...Read more

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Can stress cause post-nasal drip, or a constant urge to clear the throat?

Can stress cause post-nasal drip, or a constant urge to clear the throat?

Yes on throat: Stress can make you clear your throat but not causing post-nasal drip. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip dripping in the back of the throat. What's a good OTC med?

Antihistamine: Start with saline to loosen thick mucus. If you have allergies, try Cetirizine or fexofenadine, which are non-sedating. If no better, consult an ent. See also: http://www.Richmondent.Com/nose-sinus/index.Php. ...Read more

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How do you clear a chronic post nasal drip and throat cough 6 weeks after a cold?

How do you clear a chronic  post nasal drip and throat cough 6 weeks after a cold?

See a doctor: After six weeks time you msy have a chronic sinus infection that should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip .why do I feel like there is always something in the back of my throat that won't ever clear ever?

What causes post nasal drip .why do I feel like there is always something in the back of my throat that won't ever clear ever?

Post nasal: Frequent postnasal drip is often caused by excessive dryness created by air conditioning in the summer and dry heat during winter. You may need more humidity in your home or workplace. Chronic paranasal sinus infection, smoking and certain medications like antihistamines are other possibilities but probably not likely in your case. ...Read more

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I've had a problem with constant post nasal drip for some time now.It worsens at night and it feels very thick in the back of my throat.What can help?

I've had a problem with constant post nasal drip for some time now.It worsens at night and it feels very thick in the back of my throat.What can help?

Saline rinse: A saline rinse is very helpful. Use with distilled water. Do not use tap water. You can find recipes for sine sinus rinse online or you can but premixed packers. You can also try Mucinex (guaifenesin) twice a day. If that doesn't help, I would see a physician. ...Read more

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Does post nasal drip cause constant throat clearing?

Does post nasal drip cause constant throat clearing?

Yes: When body produces excessive mucus, thicker than normal does it become problem when the mucus runs down the back of the nose to the throat, it's called postnasal drip.Colds, flu allergies (called allergic postnasal drip), sinus infection or sinusitis are most common causes. Postnasal drip creates an annoying feeling that makes you want to constantly clear your throat. Antihistamines help. ...Read more

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Can allergies and post nasal drip make you feel like there is something stuck in your throat?

Can allergies and post nasal drip make you feel like there is something stuck in your throat?

Yes: Post nasal drip from nasal allergies and congestion can give you the feeling of throat discomfort that resembles something stuck in your throat, you can use a saline nasal spray but your best response will be to a medicated nasal spray. Ask your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Is it normal to clear your throat while you have post nasal drip? Coughing isn't as helpful as throat clearing for me not at all.

Definitely!!!: These are mucus draining the back of your throat, triggering you to clear your throat and initiate a cough to try to get rid of the mucus behind.At times to the point of choking and gagging your head off- your eyes about to pop!take care of the main problem which is allergic rhinitis with any allergy meds- claritin, zyrtec , Allegra etc brand or generic and a topical nasal spray.See md if no better. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

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