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How does post nasal drip feel?

How does post nasal drip feel?

Like stuff in throat: It feels like secretion in the throat prompting a need to swallow more, clear the throat, cough, and a feeling like there is something in the throat. The drip is either from the nose/sinuses or coming up from gastric reflux even if there is no heartburn. ...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 the cause of post nasal drip?

What is the cause of post nasal drip?

Post nasal drip: The most common causes are allergies or chronic sinus infections. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of post nasal drip?

What are symptoms of post nasal drip?

Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip is mucus produced by your dinuses or nose that drips down the back of your nose and causes irritation of the throat. ...Read more

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Could tukol help for post nasal drip?

Could tukol help for post nasal drip?

No probably not: Tukol - Dextromethorphan (cough suppressant), guaifenesin (mucous thinner), pseudoephedrine (decongestant) will not likely help your post nasal drip. If it is chronic a visit to the Allergist or ENT is in order. ...Read more

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How to treat post nasal drip?

Find the cause: To select the right medication to treat post nasal drip means finding the underlying reason. This could include allergies, sinus infection and even stomach acid reflux. If there is eye itching, redness and watering as well as sneezing and itchy nose, this suggests allergies. If there is a bad taste in the mouth, cough, sinus pressure, this could mean sinus issues. See your doctor to be sure. ...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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What is the cure for post nasal drip?

Depends on the cause: The worst phrase in medicine is "post nasal drip". I hate it because it implies that what you are feeling has something to do with your nose. Your symptoms of the feeling of abnormal mucous in your throat might be due to your nose and then again might not. In my experience the most common cause is what we eat and drink often associated with reflux leading to throat irritation. See an ENT for exam. ...Read more

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What is the cure for post nasal drip?

What is the cure for post nasal drip?

Depends on cause: Post nasal drip is from acid reflux, too dry saliva, retained throat secretions because the pharynx can't clear them, pharyngeal diverticulitis, foreign body sensation from globus, habit, chronic nasopharyngitis, and others. It rarely indicates a serious condition but I would be most concerned if there is coughing or choking with swallowing, hoarseness, or abnormal swallowing. Know cause to treat. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip and its driving me nuts.?

I have post nasal drip and its driving me nuts.?

See Below: Post nasal drip is usually caused by allergies creating increased mucous in the nose which runs down the back of your throat. You can also get post nasal drip from things that irritate your nose that you are not allergic to like pollution, smoke, perfumes, and other strong smelling things. It can be treated with antihistamines and if that fails see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the natural ways of preventing post nasal drip?

What are the natural ways of preventing post nasal drip?

Post nasal drip: Hello, PND is related to inflammatory changes within the nasal passages. A holistic approach would be to begin with a saline nasal lavage. This can wash away irritants to help resolve the cause. If it worsens or persists, visit your physician. ...Read more

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Have you used atrovent for post nasal drip?

Have you used atrovent for post nasal drip?

Best for rhinitis: Atrovent nasal spray works best for a drippy nose. A nose which produces too much mucous from the front leading to the need for lots of tissues. Post nasal drip might be improved but atrovent is not nearly as successful for this symptom. ...Read more

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How do I stop post nasal drip?

How do I stop post nasal drip?

Post nasal drip: Depends on the cause. It could be allergies. It could be infection. It could be casino tie rhinitis. It could even bd reflux. Treatment would obviously be appropriately rendered based on diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I treat post nasal drip?

How do I treat post nasal drip?

Try: Decongestants and nasal sprays. If not successful, go see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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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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How do you stop post nasal drip?

Allergies: You may have allergies. You should see a physician for treatment for it. The over the counter medications may work but may not be strong enough. ...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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How long does post nasal drip last?

Post Nasal Drip: Greetings. PND results from an alteration of the normal process of mucus flow from the front to the back of you nose. It could be excess watery drainage, thick sticky drainage, or just too dry causing you to have an abnormal sensation in the post nasal region. All these conditions arise from different causes. How long it will bother you depends on how soon the cause is discovered and treated. ...Read more

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What can I do about post nasal drip?

See a doctor: You can try otc antihistamines, such as Claritin or zyrtec, possibly with pseudoephedrine. If no relief, go see a doctor. Nasal steroids such as flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) omnaris, Veramyst can help. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for post nasal drip?

Any suggestions for post nasal drip?

Nasal saline: Nasal Saline or sinus rinse is a safe bet. Treatment depends the underlying cause. Nasal sprays help unless there is an infection. If it's uncomplicated allergies then an antihistamine may work. ...Read more

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What can you do for post nasal drip?

Take...: Try to take an over the counter anti allergy medication daily. Try the 24 hr non drowsy version daily and see if it helps after a week or two. If it doesn't you may want to confer with your physician for other options. ...Read more

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Is post nasal drip a serious problem?

Is post nasal drip a serious problem?

More-so Annoying: Post-nasal drip is not serious in itself, but it can exacerbate serious problems, primarily in those patients with underlying lung disease like asthma or COPD (chronic bronchitis or emphysema). ...Read more

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What can I do for my post nasal drip?

What can I do for my post nasal drip?

Frequent nasal wash: With normal saline, if that doesn't work you need to see an ENT/Allergist ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get post nasal drip?

Yes: Postnasal drip is a common symptom of colds, sinus infections, and allergies. ...Read more

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Do post nasal drip medis actually? Help?

Do post nasal drip medis actually? Help?

Antihistamine med: Antihistamine med such as claritin, zyrtec, or Allegra are otc that can help with post nasal drip but be sure to see doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have post nasal drip?

What does it mean if I have post nasal drip?

Different reasons: The most common reasons for postnasal drip (pn hereandafter) are colds, allergies, chronic sinus inflammation, esophageal reflux, especially in small kids, polyps (nasal). Try neti pot sinus rinses. That seems to help a lot. Simple anti-allergy meds - allegra, zyrtec, claritin. If reflux is a case, may try acid reducers - zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec, etc. ...Read more

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What medication is best for post-nasal drip?

None: Everyone has mucous in back of nose. If you are bothered by it usually it is because the mucous is thick. Keep hydrated and use nasal saline and humidifier. You may try Guaifenesin 1200 mg twice day to take with food and glass of water to thin mucous. ...Read more

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Severe post nasal drip nothing seems to help?

Severe post nasal drip nothing seems to help?

Post nasal drip: This could be a combination of issues... Sinus infection, allergies and reflux are the most common. Learn more at www. Nwnasalsinus. Com (see an ENT doc to sort it out). ...Read more

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Tried and true medication for post nasal drip?

Tried and true medication for post nasal drip?

Many possibilities: Throat clearing is from gastric reflux, post nasal drip, too dry saliva, retained throat secretions because the pharynx can't clear them, pharyngeal diverticulitis, foreign body sensation from globus, habit, chronic nasopharyngitis, and others. It rarely indicates a serious condition but I would be most concerned if there is coughing or choking with swallowing, hoarseness, or abnormal swallowing. ...Read more

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Why do I get post nasal drip every few months?

Why do I get post nasal drip every few months?

Post Nasal Drip: There can be a number of problems that may contribute to ppd. Allergy, sinus infections, reflux, tonsillitis, adenoid issues, dental infections, etc. Ask your pcp to consider referring you to a specialist... Usually an ENT doc. Check out our website at www. Nwnasalsinis. Com for more information. ...Read more

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