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Over The Counter Treatment 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 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
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
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
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?
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
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 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
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
Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!
Is it safe to take patanase nasal spray and alegra for post nasal drip each day? And, if so, would that treatment be effective for throat clearing too
I need an over-the-counter medicine that will get rid of nasal congestion for 6 hours or so (maybe reapplication in between)?
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
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
What over the counter medicine can I take for nasal congestion but I do have high blood pressure.
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
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