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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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I have drainage down the back of my throat, is it allergies or sinus?

I have drainage down the back of my throat, is it allergies or sinus?

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

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Sinus (Definition)

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Have struggled w/ sinus infections on/off for 3 mos. Having pressure/pain in head & bones of face hurt, fuzzy thinking, no drainage from nose/down throat. Use omnaris. Is infection back? No allergies.

Have struggled w/ sinus infections on/off for 3 mos. Having pressure/pain in head & bones of face hurt, fuzzy thinking, no drainage from nose/down throat. Use omnaris. Is infection back? No allergies.

Sinus infection: Although you deny allergies it might be advantageous for you to see an allergist for evaluation and possible testing. In addition you should be seen by an ENT specialist if you are not seeing one now. Antibiotics should also be in your treatment regime as you haven' t mentioned any. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Can a soar throat when waking up be caused by overnight sinus drainage?

Can a soar throat when waking up be caused by overnight sinus drainage?

2 separate physical: issues in progression. Drainage=?mucous secretions, for whatever underlying reason(s). Throat pain another response for whatever underlying reason(s). Body responses under interacting Mind?Brain?Body controls. Clinical medicine mostly emphasizes only body behaviors/theories with little understanding of bigger issues. Why? Easier & lots of physical treatments promoted as easier/less complex options ...Read more

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Dr. David Martin
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Can sinus drainage cause throat numbness?

Can sinus drainage cause throat numbness?

Postnasal drip: Postnasal drip, or mucous draining down from your sinuses, will not cause numbness unless perhaps you used a nasal spray that has some numbing medicine in it. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Nelson
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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?

Inflamed - see ENT: Your esophagus sounds like it's inflamed, probably from the gerd. Sinus drainage causes post nasal drip which can feel like something stuck in the throat. See an ent. ...Read more

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Dr. David Kam
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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. ?

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. ?

Post nasal drip: Try saline irrigation of your nasal passage and spit it out of your mouth. See an ENT doctor to locate the source of bleeding and treatment of your possible sinusitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Constant sinus drainage in throat make glands hurt or is it an infection?

Constant sinus drainage in throat make glands hurt or is it an infection?

Sinus drainage: Sinus react to stimulus that cause the lining to release fluids in the attempt to clear them out. Concurrently throat pain indicates a wider area of stimulus to the body by an allergy, cold or virus. This needs evaluation by a md. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

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


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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