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How can I treat nausea from sore throat/post nasal drip?

How can I treat nausea from sore throat/post nasal drip?

A simple way to : Reduce nausea ; upset stomach is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip.For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. ...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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Can you get sore glands from chronic post nasal drip?

Can you get sore glands from chronic post nasal drip?

No, not usually.: Glands will swell for weeks after an upper respiratory infection, which causes drainage (briefly), but you said "chronic". I noticed gastritis and Prilosec on your profile. Are you sure post nasal drip isn't from GERD? Happens a lot. But look for other reasons for cervical gland pain or swelling. See your primary care, make sure your glands aren't a sign of something serious. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause a tight throat?

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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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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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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Can you get post nasal drip after a mono infection?

Can you get post nasal drip after a mono infection?

Symptoms of mono: Infectious mononucleosis is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection. It is known for its severe sore throat, which often causes doctors to administer antibiotics, which then cause rashes. It is also known for causing profound fatigue and an enlarged spleen and tender lymph nodes elsewhere. All the regular respiratory symptoms, like post nasal drainage, runny nose and cough can also occur. ...Read more

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Is this from a sore throat from post nasal drip and a cold or is it strep?

Is this from a sore throat from post nasal drip and a cold or is it strep?

Not enough info.: These issues are usually viral as a post nasal drip is not associated with Strep. If concerned about Strep see a 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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Can a sinus infection with postnasal drip cause a dry throat (not sore)?

Can a sinus infection with postnasal drip cause a dry throat (not sore)?

Blocked nose: rather and mouth breathing would cause dry throat and dry mouth, and this happens with upper airways inflammation that causes post nasal drip, try irrigating your nasal passages with saline, maybe see your doctor for Rx medications if need be, best wishes ...Read more

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Can a cold or the flu cause post nasal drip and a lump in throat feeling?

Can a cold or the flu cause post nasal drip and a lump in throat feeling?

Cold/flu: Greetings. Yes, the flu can increase drainage to a thickened post nasal drainage that can create inflammation causing your "lump" sensation. ...Read more

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Does sore throat caused by post nasal drip and GERD get heeled and how much time is required after starting the medicines.chronic sore throat for 6 mn?

Does sore throat caused by post nasal drip and GERD get heeled and how much time is required after starting the medicines.chronic sore throat for 6 mn?

Sore throat: You have two different problems. The allergic post nasal drip will be solved with Flonase in a few weeks. The reflux will take a few months and will require Prilosec twice a day and Zantac at night. It can take 3 to 6 months to get better in most cases. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause asthma? Secondly, can it cause chronic need for throat clearing? Thanks

No and yes: A post nasal drip will not cause asthma but it certainly could cause you to have to clear your throat. Everyone has a post nasal drip and it is only a problem when there is a change in either the quality or the quantity of the mucus. Once the cause of the change in mucus is treated the sensation of a post nasal drip should improve. ...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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How can I treat post nasal drip?

How can I treat post nasal drip?

Moisture: Everyone has mucous in back of nose. If you are bothered by it it is because it is too thick (dry). Hydrate, use humidifier, nasal saline spray, and you may try Guaifenesin 1200 mg twice daily to take with food and glass of water. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip following a throat infection and cold. How do I get rid of it ?

I have post nasal drip following a throat infection and cold. How do I get rid of it ?

Takes time: That is not unusual. Typically, it could take several weeks to resolve. Make sure that you are drinking plenty of fluids like water and you can take a mucous thinner which is called Guaifenesin to help break up the mucus. This is sold over-the-counter. ...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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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more