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Can post nasal drip cause reflux?

Can post nasal drip cause reflux?

No, but: Sometimes the problem is not that producing too much mucus, but rather it's not being cleared away effectively. Swallowing problems can cause a buildup of liquids in throat, which can feel like postnasal drip. These problems can sometimes occur with age, a blockage, or conditions such as GERD. The conditions can coexist separately in the same patient. See ENT doc to sort out the problem. ...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 post nasal drip cause gastritis?

Can post nasal drip cause gastritis?

Doubtful: An excessive amount of post nasal drainage can irritate the throat and will be swallowed. If you have gastritis , consult a gastroenterologist . He will determine the cause and endoscopy may be needed. ...Read more

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Does post nasal drip cause constant throat clearing?

Does post nasal drip cause constant throat clearing?

Yes: When body produces excessive mucus, thicker than normal does it become problem when the mucus runs down the back of the nose to the throat, it's called postnasal drip.Colds, flu allergies (called allergic postnasal drip), sinus infection or sinusitis are most common causes. Postnasal drip creates an annoying feeling that makes you want to constantly clear your throat. Antihistamines help. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause stomach irritation?

Can post nasal drip cause stomach irritation?

Rarely if ever: In the past, before more effective treatment was available, patients had told me that they could get nauseated from too much post-nasal drips I think your problem is more likely from acid reflux. Regardless, you should consult your doctor to make sure there is not something more serious. ...Read more

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Best nasal spray for post nasal drip?

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Best nasal spray for post nasal drip?

No single best spray: Unfortunately, there's no single best spray for everyone in the States where HealthTap docs are located. It's even trickier to determine best spray for someone outside of States, in say UK. Saline sprays (salt water) are safe. Sinus rinses are fine as long as you don't use tap water. In States, some corticosteroid sprays are available OTC w/o prescription. Stay away from nasal decongestants sprays ...Read more

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Can silent reflux cause post nasal drip and swollen turbinates?

Can silent reflux cause post nasal drip and swollen turbinates?

Atypical reflux: Yes your symptoma may be related to silent reflux.A course of twice daily theraputic ppi should be tried to see if you grt symptoimatic relief. ...Read more

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Is post nasal drip contagious?

Is post nasal drip contagious?

No : PND is not in and of itself contagious. It depends on the cause, it can be indicative of allergic rhinitis (allergies) which is not contagious. If due to a common cold, then could be infectious. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

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

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Can post nasal drip cause crackles?

Not usually: Post nasal drip typically causes throat discomfort and throat clearing. Crackles generally refers to lung sounds where there is fluid in the alveoli (most distal part of the lung where gas exchange takes place). Crackles is common in pneumonia and "interstitial lung diseases.". ...Read more

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Cough spasm and post nasal drip..harmful?

Cough spasm and post nasal drip..harmful?

Cough and PND: Not really harmful, but treatable to help prevent it. See the Dr. as nasal sprays can help this condition and decrease the cough too caused from the PND. ...Read more

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Does fluticasone nasal spray help with post nasal drip from allergies?

Does fluticasone nasal spray help with post nasal   drip from allergies?

Yes: If used properly it should .Discus the proper method of spraying with your doctor. The nozzle should be pointed toward the eye and not centrally. ...Read more

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Can Barrett's esophagus cause post nasal drip?

Can Barrett's esophagus cause post nasal drip?

Postnasal drip: No. Acid reflux into nasopharynx is extremely uncommon. It is more likely that you may have allergic or atrophic rhinitis. An exam by ENT may benefit you. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause slight hoarse voice?

Can post nasal drip cause slight hoarse voice?

Post nasal drip: Yes. If you have allergies, remember to take your medications. Saline nasal spray can be very helpful to thin mucus, making it more easy to move down the throat and decreasing throat clearing. Rest your voice while it is hoarse to reduce vocal strain. ...Read more

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Could post nasal drip cause a sour stomach?

Could post nasal drip cause a sour stomach?

Possibly: If one has significant post nasal drip then it would not be unusual for a patient to complain of an upset stomach. In some the psot nasal drip could be to such a degree that vomiting can occur. ...Read more

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Are post nasal drip and acid reflux related ? Thanks.

Are post nasal drip and acid reflux related ? Thanks.

They can be: Acid reflux can sometimes come up all the way to your sinuses (while lying flat/sleeping). This can cause inflammation of the sinus lining and potentially post nasal drip. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

PND: Hello, your post op PND should be evaluated by your surgeon. It could be a normal mucosal reaction, allergy induced, leftover saline from irritations or a CSF leak. See your surgeon for confirmation. ...Read more

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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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Neck pain from post nasal drip?

Neck pain from post  nasal drip?

Not related: Post nasal drip makes the effect on nature of the voice,also bad breath, may cause infections. ...Read more

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