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Post Nasal Drip But No Runny Nose
This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more
Have sinus pressure & post nasal drip w/ no runny nose. Hands are shaky and ears are ringing, had eyes checked, all good. Afraid of brain tumor.?
Probably not!: At 20 yo your symptoms point more towards a basic sinus issue, with a possible underlying anxiety disorder. If your hand shake all the time, you may have some familial tremor or something else, but most likely not a brain tumor. If the shaking is constant, than see a neurologist to get it evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more
How do you treat a post nasal drip chronic cough/ no runny nose in a 6 year old. Have been giving Claritin and Flonase for 3 months with no relief.?
Depends: ARe you sure the chronic cough is due to post nasal drip? It could be caused by asthma or reflux. Also you may not be using the Flonase properly, make sure it is pointed outward toward ear and use consistently on a daily basis. Claritin might not be strong enough antihistamine. Have child checked by pediatrician or allergist. ...Read more
Sinus blocked, post nasal drip, ear ache, no runny nose, no fever. Is that flu or common cold or something else?
Sinus infection or just allergies? Yellow congestion, mild cough at night, post nasal drip, constant runny nose. No sinus pain. Had this 2 weeks now.
Can be either/both: Time to see your doctor to find out. ...Read more
Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)
Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider other causes (sinus infection for example). If your nose and eyes itch, it is likely from allergy which can confirmed by the history and skin testing. One can't tell whether one has an allergic problem by looking at the nose and throat alone. ...Read more
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
Got meds for flu. Feels like sumthin stuck in throat, post nasal drip, phlegm, runny nose, tight chest but shld I worry about upper dull/heavy back pain?
For 2 weeks now have had bad nasal congestion, post nasal drip, constant runny nose. Very bad congestion & nasal drip won't go away. What to do?
Sinus: I suspect this started like an ordinary cold but at this point you may have a sinus infection. Contact your doctor for a more in-depth evaluation since a number of questions need to be answered. Allergy is unlikely at this time of year if you haven't had it before. ...Read more
Sinus pressure behind eyes and in temples, post nasal drip but no cough or runny nose. Start of a cold or an could it be an allergy?
Can having a deviated septum cause really bad post nasal drip? Anytime I have a runny nose, the snot will fall to my mouth and I gag on it.
Can having deviated septum cause bad post nasal drip? Anytime I have a runny nose, snot will fall to my mouth and gag on it. Ent said sinuses are good
Unlikely: A deviated septum does not usually cause severe post nasal drip. If you have already seen an ENT doctor and sinusitis has been ruled out, I would consult an allergist. The major symptom of a deviated nasal septum is difficulty breathing through the side of the nose where the septal cartilage is deviated. ...Read more
My Friend is experiencing sore throat, post nasal drip, runny nose and nasal drainage, cough, and red spots on roof of mouth.?
Friend question: Sounds like your friend us feeling bad, but what is your question? ...Read more
I am experiencing heart palpitations and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Nasal drainage, Difficulty breathing through nose, Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Feeling anxious, Sneezing, Sore throat, Cough, and Thick saliva or mucus.?
Nasal congestion: Your symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory infection which could be viral or bacterial. You did not note how long you have had symptoms. If over 7-10! days would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to see if you need antibiotics. Also would check your pulse, not sure if the palpitations are from medicine you are taking or your illness. ...Read more
What over the counter meds will help with my symptoms of post nasal drip, runny nose, headache and body aches. I also have a slight cough. I?
I am experiencing sinus pain. The following also describe me: Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Nasal congestion, Sneezing, Facial pain or pressure, and Toothache. What should I do?
I have recently got new contact lenses, how do I overcome the runny nose and post-nasal drip when wearing them? Do I have to get used to it?
Not a normal symptom: I'm not sure why you have those symptoms. Are your eyes tearing a lot? If so, you may be exacerbating dry eyes or the lenses may not be fitting properly. Alternatively you may be worsening your allergies. Are your lids swollen at all? If it doesn't improve, see your eye doctor. ...Read more
I have runny nose, congested nose, sneezing fits, headache, post-nasal drip and sometimes cough for almost 2 years now. Do I have rhinitis?
Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?
Nasal cancer or bening? Small amounts of blood tinged mucus in the morning when blowing nose 3 wks. No congestion or runny nose. Minor post nasal drip
Because of cold symptoms runny nose and post nasal drip, could I just nix the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and use caladryl for my rash?
Cough started a month ago, got better, then runny nose started, cough came back, still have post nasal drip&itchy throat causing some coughing, normal?
Chronic cough: It is likely that your chronic cough is due to chronic rhinitis. Itchy throat, nasal congestion are signs of rhinitis. In the us the most common cause of rhinitis is allergy. It is not normal to have chronic cough. You should have it checked with a local physician to get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I am experiencing nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.
Common cold: The common cold virus can cause all your symptoms; care is purely supportive in nature. Antibiotics can't cure a viral infection. If your symptoms persist for more than 10 days or progressively worsen, there may be a role for antibiotic treatment of a sinus infection. Please see a doctor if you're concerned. ...Read more
Symptoms: nasal congestion–both nostrils; runny nose every few days; post-nasal drip; sneezing; never tested for allergies. Advice, please?
Cold or allergies: Cold and allergy symptoms can be similar. Allergies tend to be chronic or recurrent and generally involve sneezing, itchy eyes, clear runny nose and/or nasal congestion. Cold symptoms usually involve less sneezing and itching and more congestion often with thicker or discolored mucous. ...Read more
Can you have chronic sinusitis without a stuffy nose? I have a lot of sinus pressure, runny nose, headache, post nasal drip, NO CONGESTION.
I think I've had post nasal drip for a week now. It's not a cold. My throat was swollen but not sore now cough and runny nose. What can I do/take.
Stuffy nose: Stuffy nose, runny nose and sore throat are signs and symptoms of rhinopharyngitis, either due to a viral infection, a cold or an allergy flare up. Cold symptoms should not last more than 2 weeks. Allergies tend to last longer and recur often either seasonal or all year round. You can try first with otc cold/sinus medications. Go see a doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Can post nasal drip cause the tonsils to be red and some soreness? Runny nose, sinus headache, and tonsil area red and sore. Thanks :)
Not usually: Post-nasal drips do not affect the tonsils. With the cluster of symptoms, you need to rule out the presence of sinusitis. Absent that, acid reflux may affect the lingual tonsil (that one which sits behind your tongue and not usually visible) and occasionally the oropharyngeal tonsils if the reflux reaches as high as your mouth. See ENT. ...Read more
How do I know if I have post nasal drip or strep? My throat feels like I am swallowing a giant rock. My ears have pressure. I don't have a runny nose
See a doctor: You can be examined and have a rapid strep test done and know the probable answer very quickly. ...Read more
Rt tonsil swollen/sore, itchy eyes, stuffy/runny nose, post nasal drip. Just allergies? No fever. Dr or OTC allergy meds? Tonsil better w/Tylenol.
Sore throat. ..slight cough...losing voice. Hurts to talk or cough. No really stuffy or runny nose at all... A little post nasal drip. Run down/tired?
Severe post nasal drip for a week. No cough, sore throat, runny nose or sinus pressure. Throat feels like it is closing, causing panic. Any ideas?
Allergies & anxiety: One idea would be allergies and anxiety. Get an appt with your doctor and if you have both of these then Hydoxyzine HCL may be a good medicine for you to be prescribed as it is an anti-histamine ans well as FDA approved for anxiety. Inhaled corticosteroid nasal sprays may help too. See your Dr for appt. ...Read more
For 5 years or so, feel like left sinus has mucus that I assume must be slow to drain. No congestion or runny nose. No pain. No post nasal drip.
See ENT: You need to get this checked out if this bothers you but I don't understand why you are complaining of mucus when there is no drainage (runny nose or postnasal drips). Please clarify ...Read more
I have congestion, runny nose, sore throat, post nasal drip and a good bit of sneezing, I have no fever. And no other symptoms. Is this a cold or flu?
Allergies?: I’d think allergic rhinitis, as by your description you don’t sound infected. The sore throat is curious, but with an infection there’d be fever, chills, sweats, achiness, weakness and fatigue, generally speaking. But get evaluated locally by a doctor to be safe. The flu season this year is horrible. ...Read more
Should I take cetrizine or fexofenadine for my allergies? I've been to the doctor about 10 times last year over allergies, I had pus pockets on my tonsils, head aches, runny nose, post nasal drip, itchy skin and eyes and watery eyes. Several times I was p
M.D. visit: I would also suggest allergy testing and avoidance of anything that worsens your symptoms. A visit to your physician is indicated as well. ...Read more
I am experiencing post nasal drip, cough (quality: with phelgm or mucus) and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Runny nose, Sore throat, Sneezing, and Nose itch. What should I do?
Try nasal steroid.: These are suggestive of an allergic problem. You may try topical nasal steroid for a week. But if there is no relief, consult an allergist. ...Read more
Yes, usually: Nasal congestion and runny nose can be a symptom of many disorders. If the underlying problem is allergies, nasal steroid sprays are very effective and antihistamines help. If symptoms are from a cold, it will just take time. If symptoms are from sinus infection, then antibiotics will be useful. If symptoms are related to pregnancy, they will resolve when the baby is born. ...Read more
What is it? I have sinus pain and toothache. The following also describe me: Runny nose, Headache, and Nasal drainage
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