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Sore throat, drainage from nose, persistent cough?

Sore throat, drainage from nose, persistent cough?

Perhaps allergies?: If you have had this issue that is linked to a particular season or exposure to a location, like a friend's place where there is a cat, you could be suffering from allergies. Smoking can also cause similar symptoms. A physical exam would be very helpful in determining the problem. You could try using over the counter antihistamines like loratidine to see if that lessens your symptoms. ...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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Sneezing, stuffy nose, watery secretion from my nose?

Sneezing, stuffy nose, watery secretion from my nose?

Sounds like: Allergic rhinitis. There are medications to help control these symptoms. ...Read more

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Could nasal drip be causing throat snot?

Could nasal drip be causing throat snot?

Yes: When your nose creates secretions they often can run both out the front of your nose and from the back of your nasal passages down your throat, which is called post-nasal drip. This is most commonly caused by allergic rhinitis, but can also be part of a cold and sometimes can be due to acid reflux. ...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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Descirbe rhinitis medicamentosa & post-nasal drip?

Descirbe rhinitis medicamentosa & post-nasal drip?

Rhinitis: Rhinitis medicamentosa is nasal congestion, ruuny nose, or other nasal symptoms caused by the use of a medication. Post nasal drip refers to mucus from the nose that runs down the back of the throat. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...

I am experiencing  nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...

How long?: If these have been present for months or years, you likely have an allergic condition. If they have been present for less than a week, it is likely from a cold. For the congestion try an OTC decongestant spray but for no more than 5 days maximum- else you will likely end up with more problems. ...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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Cough, burning chest, nasuea, nasal passages open, headaches?

Cough, burning chest, nasuea, nasal passages open, headaches?

GERD: All these symptoms are experienced by anyone who may have gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease except for the headache.. ...Read more

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Nasal drainage into my throat?

Nasal drainage into my throat?

Post nasal drip: Nasal drainage into your throat is the normal pathway nasal mucus takes. You feel this if the volume of mucus is great, like when you have a cold or rhinitis, or when the mucus is thick. Keep yourself hydrated and use saline nasal rinse to thin, and decrease the sensation of mucus passage. If you have allergies, use your medications. ...Read more

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Coughing up mucus. Sore throat, running and stuffy nose.

Coughing up mucus.  Sore throat,  running and stuffy nose.

Viral: Most times these are signs of a viral respiratory illness. Unfortunately there is no cure for a virus. It needs to run it's course. The old saying is it lasts 7 days if you treat it, a week if you don't. Worrisome signs would be chest pain, shortness of breath with activity, high fevers or vomiting. ...Read more

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Does postnasal drip cause halitosis?

Does postnasal drip cause halitosis?

Yes, it can.: Postnasal drip can create a malodorous breath. The excessive mucous flow can promote bacterial growth and that usually will smell bad. ...Read more

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I have a cough and postnasal drip. No runny nose or stuffed up nose.

I have a cough and postnasal drip. No runny nose or stuffed up nose.

I am sorry to hear: that you are sick but what is your question? Try submitting it again and asking about what you want to know. ...Read more

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Feels like allergies, but allergy testing is negative. Itchy water eyes, itchy clogged ears, post nasal drip, stuffy nose, sinus infections, sneezing?

Feels like allergies, but allergy testing is negative. Itchy water eyes, itchy clogged ears, post nasal drip, stuffy nose, sinus infections, sneezing?

Can still be allergy: Allergy testing only rules out what is being tested for. I would look at what helps the symptoms and to see what seems to trigger the symptoms. ...Read more

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Watery eyes, blocked nose with clear watery snot, dripping out constantly. Sore throat and slight headache.

Watery eyes, blocked nose with clear watery snot, dripping out constantly. Sore throat and slight headache.

Allergy: The symptoms are consistent with upper respiratory allergy. You should consult an allergist or and ENT physician. ...Read more