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How To Stop Sinus Drainage Down Throat
Either...or both: Not enough information to make a diagnosis but I suspect some friends and relatives are trying. Here's a clue: allergic noses itch & sneeze while coughing is a sign of sinusitis. Watery runny nose? Think allergy. Thick goopy stuff? Sinusitis. Allergic rhinitis predisposes to sinusitis. Time to see your doctor? ...Read more
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Clear sinus drainage down back of throat, fever, body aches, fatigue. Cant take Nsaids or OTC meds, What else can I do for some relief.
Use tylenol for fever, headache or body aches.
Use a netti pot or nasal rinses with water or saline for congestion.
Use non-prescription antihistamines and/or steroid nasal spray for congestion.
Honey, lime and whisky in hot water for sore throat.
It should pass in 5-10 days if it's a virus. ...Read more
After a severe burn to sinuses 6 yrs later, can feel sinus drainage into scalp and down neck, ears pop, balance issues foot numbness. What tests?
There R a few: Issues. Have u been having this issue for 6 years? How did u burn sinuses? I would see an ear nose and throat specialist but as a principle, nasal steroids would decrease inflammation, wash over eustachion tubes that drain into the back of the thrat and maybe help to drain the inner ear that mat be affecting balance. Drainage into scalp doesn't occur. Do you grind teeth at night or have insomnia? ...Read more
2 separate physical: Issues in sequence. Drainage=↑mucous secretions, followed by throat pain, another response, each whatever underlying reason (s) in respiratory tract. Body responses under interacting Mind↔Brain↔Body controls. Clinical medicine mostly emphasizes only body behaviors/theories with limited understanding of bigger issues. Why? Easier & lots of physical treatments promoted as easier/less complex options. ...Read more
What can I take with Zoloft (sertraline) for sinus drainage? I feel luke I have something stuck in the left side of my throat
I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat I can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out.?
My son had a fever a few days ago and now has sores on his throat. Can it be from sinus drainage if the fever is gone? Or is it the dreaded strep?
Coxsackie virus: Small ulcers on the back of the throat (retropharynx) suggest the possibility of infection with coxsackie virus (herpangina), but without seeing these it is impossible to be sure. It may also be other conditions, but not likely to be strep. The best way to be sure is to visit the doctor and get tested. ...Read more
Been feeling like there is something stuck in the right side of my throat. Have been having, a lot of sinus drainage and I have gerd. What could it be?
Soreness in throat. Feels like soreness from sinus drainage but only is in 1certain spot. What could it be? (feels swollen like strep but doesn't hurt)
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. For headache as an abortive NSAID otc. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Have sinus in head with drainage causing soar throat and occasional body aches for the past week?
See your pcp: Sinus infections will often clear on their own. Indications for treatment with antibiotics are when they persist for 10 days or more, cause significant discomfort or fevers. Your aches are likely secondary to infection and are a result of your immune response to your infection. ...Read more
I've had lots of sinus drainage for a few days and today, my throat is really sore. It only really hurts when I yawn. What should I do to cure this?
Not to worry.: Sinus drainage and a sore throat for a few days sounds like a virus. It may get worse over the next couple days these upper respiratory infections should begin to improve after 7-10 days. The best thing to do is treat the symptoms with otc meds. Watch for persistent high fever, problems breathing, etc. If you are not getting better after 7-10 days, you may benefit from seeing a primary care doc. ...Read more
Saline rinses: You might try using a neti-pot for saline irrigations combined with a decongestant. ...Read more
Stop the drip: Depending on the cause of the sinus drainage: allergy, infection, etc. If allergy: try antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, etc which are otc, nasal salt water rinses, and get a prescription steroid nasal spray from your doctor if that doesn't help. Throat sprays and gargles can help temporarily. Good luck! ...Read more
Burp all the time. Sometimes can't seem to get a deep breath or burp when getting breath. Clear throat a lot. Some noticeable sinus drainage.?
I have sinus drainage that mostly bothers my throat and causes nausea and fatigue for going on eight months w no other symptoms. What can I do to help?
Rinse/nose spray: Are effective in treating postnasal drip. Saline rinse with devices such as the netti pot are effective in reducing sinus inflammation. Also seeing a doctor for evaluation of nasal turbinates and potentially giving you a prescription for a nasal antihistamine or steroid might help. Other ways to improve this include eliminating dairy and gluten for 2 weeks to see if it helps. If no help, restart. ...Read more
I have sinus drainage, a deep tickle in my chest with coughing sometimes, and a weird flutter like sensation in upper chest or throat that causes me to cough. Is this bronchitis or something else?
Viral: Most likely this is a viral upper respiratory tract infection with some irritation of the throat and windpipe (trachea). This causes a unproductive cough that can be annoying. If your symptoms are otherwise very mild with no build up of mucus in the bronchial tubes, it's ok to take a cough suppressant syrup containing dextromethorphan. Your symptoms should resolve in a few days. If they don't, see M ...Read more
Have white spots on both side of throat. Not on tonsils, in the back on the side of throat. Could it be sinus drainage?
Could be...: Although sinus drainage tends to be more like mucous and not "spots". Other causes include thrush, leukoplakia, aphthous ulcers (if it's painful). Try gargling with warm water with a bit of epson salt - gargle then spit out. If that clears it, then it probably is just sinus drainage! :) Thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more
I've been having sinus drainage. I now noticed 2 pink pea-sized bumps on the right side of my throat where tonsil was, scared it's cancer?
Get it seen: These are most likely minor tonsils that have regrown after your tonsillectomy. Ask your physician to have a look, since you're concerned. ...Read more
Can constant sinus drainage cause tonsillitis with white patches on tonsils and slight burning sensation in throat?
See long answer: Not exactly. Tonsillitis actually an infection of the tonsils by bacteria or viruses. White patches in tonsils can be accumulation of food or mucous in the crypts of the tonsils when you swallow. When you have a lot of mucous such as when you have a cold or allergies the white debris increases in the tonsils. Gargling and spitting 1/4 strength hydrogen peroxide might help. ...Read more
Sinus drainage, clearing throat, gurgling noises in throat after drinking and lump in throat feeling. On prilosec. What causes this feeling? Annoyed.
Acid reflux: These are symptoms of acid reflux that are affecting your throat. First you should stop smoking as this is only aggravating the condition. Then make sure you take Prilosec first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Try sipping on artesian well water such as fiji water, it will soothe your throat. ...Read more
Could be: It could be a cold or a sinus infection. See a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
When I breathe through my nose my left nostril always has a dry pain. Also get sinus colds very often and drainage in throat all the time. Help?
Left nostril dry:
Can be allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis (no allergy), w/ post nasal drip and sinusitis due to chronic congestion. Follow up with allergist to test for environmental allergens- pollen, dust mites or foods (milk, gluten,). Also consider gastric reflux Zyrtec for allergy, and ranitidine/previcid for reflux. F/u/ w/ doc
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Usually not: It may be due to anything from acid refluxing from your stomach while you sleep to allergies to an early, easy-to-treat throat cancer. A physician office visit is indicated if it lasts two weeks or more. I'm glad you're taking a pro-active approach to your health and I wish you luck. ...Read more
See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong. ...Read more
Got a cold 1 wk ago. Having constant drainage causing throat congestion and coughing. No fever. Is it sinus infection?
Possible: If your symptoms of congestion have lasted beyond a week, it usually result in secondary bacterial infection of the sinuses. For now you can try OTC sinus congestion relief, Vicks vaporub, Claritine or Zyrtec, (cetirizine) but should plan to get examined in a couple of days if still congested. Feel better! ...Read more
I have been smelling smoke for a few days when there isn't any, and had a mild sore throat and slight drainage. Is this a sinus infection?
It could be post: Nasal drip related to a viral infection. Sinus infection is possible but often you would feel pressure or pain over the affected sinuses. A medical evaluation would help to accurately diagnose this if the symptoms worsen or are not resolving. Take care. ...Read more
My nose not stuffy but have sinus headache and sinus drainage back of throat and fever how to treat this?
Sinusitis: Short of seeing an ENT doctor you can do saline irrigation of the nose using a neti-pot, or a saline nasal spray. Use a decongestant like pseudoephedrine, and possibly a steroid nasal spray. If this continues you may require antibiotics. Pain control can be with Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Good luck. ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
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