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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Post Nasal Drip

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What over-the-counter medicine is best for post nasal drip?

What over-the-counter medicine is best for post nasal drip?

Start naturally: Begin with performing nasal saline irritations (not just spray) t least once daily. These an be found at any drugstore. If this doesn't help much, see an ENT or your primary care provider for nasal antihistamine spray. If that doesn't do the trick, you may need to talk with a sub-specialist and consider allergies. ...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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What is a good over-the-counter medication for post nasal drip?

What is a good over-the-counter medication for post nasal drip?

Antihistamine?: For hay fever, an OTC antihistamine may work although inhaled nasal steroid tends to work better. However you may need to see your doctor should these medications fail since not all "post-nasal" drips are caused by allergy. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for post nasal drip? I don't want to overuse decongestants.

Depends: Post nasal drip is a feeling and not a clinical condition or a pathological entity. It is that abnormal feeling of mucus in the throat and it can be due to many different causes ranging from allergies, sinus infections and viruses to atypical reflux or a reaction to things that you eat and drink. I have cured more people of "postnasal drip" by having them stop drinking coffee tea and soda. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for post nasal drip?

Postnasal drip: The standard treatment is with an otc antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (sedating) or Claritin (non-sedating). If this does not control symptoms, the next step is to use the combination form of antihistamines like claritin-d, or allegra-d. If that doesn't work, you'll need to see a doctor for a prescription medication. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gerd? I don't have heartburn but I have constant post nasal drip symptoms & asthma. Which medications should I take?

What is the best treatment for gerd? I don't have heartburn but I have constant post nasal drip symptoms & asthma. Which medications should I take?

GERD: Gerd and laryngopharnygeal reflux can be a significant trigger for asthma, see a specialist (allergist) familiar with both LPR and asthma if you pcp does not seem to understand this association or recommend appropriate or effective management. ...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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I have pain at the bridge of nose and cheeks. I also feel slightly dizzy at times post nasal drip and cough. What treatment would help?

I have pain at the bridge of nose and cheeks. I also feel slightly dizzy at times post nasal drip and cough. What treatment would help?

See doctor: You may have sinusitis which can cause all of these symptoms and thus will need to consult your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and be treated. ...Read more

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I suffer from excessive sweating and post nasal drip. Which specific anticholinergic drugs will help with these problems? (Only name anticholinergic drugs, do not provide other treatment ideas.)

I suffer from excessive sweating and post nasal drip. Which specific anticholinergic drugs will help with these problems? (Only name anticholinergic drugs, do not provide other treatment ideas.)

Odd question: Never run into a patient with a problem who was adamantly against options for treatment. Of course, it'd be different if someone were asking a homework or test question & needed a specific response. Otherwise, your constraint makes no sense whatever. These boards are intended for clinical problems & real patients. You as well as Your neighbors could Google the answer to your question. Cheers! ...Read more

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Have post nasal drip sore throat and body aches. What's the best course of treatment? Will it go away on own? Thank you,

Have post nasal drip sore throat and body aches. What's the best course of treatment? Will it go away on own? Thank you,

Maybe: If it is allergies you can take Allegra (fexofenadine) over the counter and this will improve your problem. If the sore throat is an issue you can see a doctor and get screened for strep so you do not have to take antibiotics unecessarily. Ofte time the antiseptic mouthwashes if gargled daily can improve the situation. The body aches can also resolve simply with excedrin. Drink fluids. See a doctor if worried. ...Read more

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Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!

Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!

Viral URI: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. You may have some ill contacts with similar symptoms. Body aches pretty characteristic of virus and not of allergy. ...Read more

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I need an over-the-counter medicine that will get rid of nasal congestion for 6 hours or so (maybe reapplication in between)?

I need an over-the-counter medicine that will get rid of nasal congestion for 6 hours or so (maybe reapplication in between)?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Oxymetazolin is an over the counter nasal spray that will open the nose for up to 12hours. However, it can be habit forming and in the long run can stop working. It can affect the nose in such a way that no other spray will work and you will end up needing surgery. That is why this spray 'afrin' should never be used more than 3 consecutive days.
You can use sudafed pill which is not habit forming. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter for congestion? I'm pregnant and want to be sure it's ok to use. I have a lot of nasal drainage.

What can I take over-the-counter for congestion? I'm pregnant and want to be sure it's ok to use. I have a lot of nasal drainage.

Please call your OB!: Your OB should have specific meds that they recommend, so call your OB as your OB may not rec the same meds that I do to my preg pts. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicine can I take for nasal congestion but I do have high blood pressure.

What over the counter medicine can I take for nasal congestion but I do have high blood pressure.

Nasal steroids: And nasal irrigation with normal saline spray or mist. Nasal steroids available are:Nasacort Allergy 24HR Nasal Allergy Spray - 60 Sprays, Flonase Allergy Relief Nasal Spray, 0.54 fl oz, (Pack of 2) or Relief Nasal Allergy Spray - 120 Count
$18.99 ($13-19) ...Read more

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Bad cough itchy throat chest congestion nasal congestion what over-the-counter medicine is best to take?

Bad cough itchy throat chest congestion nasal congestion what over-the-counter medicine is best to take?

OTC meds: Medications like Guaifenesin which could be found in Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) can be helpful. Also for nasal stuffiness you could try afrin nasal spray one spray in each nostril twice a day. Please only take for three days as there's a high risk of rebound rhinitis if you take for longer than three days. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for post nasal drip?

Are there effective natural treatments for post nasal drip?

Nasal saline: Sometimes use of a saline solution flushed into the nose using a neti pot or squeeze bottle can help post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Dx'd w/vcd @ njh denver, prescription speech therapy. Am confused as some websites say vcd is a psych issue, others note exposure/post nasal drip. Which is it?

Dx'd w/vcd @ njh denver, prescription speech therapy. Am confused as some websites say vcd is a psych issue, others note exposure/post nasal drip. Which is it?

Both: There are many triggers of vcd. Original reports focused on psychological issues. Over time, it has become recognized that there are many triggers. For a brief review, see my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2012/09/trouble-breathing-and-it-doesnt-improve-with-your-inhaler/. ...Read more

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Gerd, dog/grass/dust allergy, post nasal drip. Chronic barking cough. Which treatments to use and what is okay for long term use. Claritind long term?

Allergy comorbidity: An antihistamine/decongestant alone will not be adequate to control. There are several short and long term treatment possibilities. You need to see a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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