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Sore Throat Caused By Post Nasal Drip
Does sore throat caused by post nasal drip and GERD get heeled and how much time is required after starting the medicines.chronic sore throat for 6 mn?
Sore throat: You have two different problems. The allergic post nasal drip will be solved with Flonase in a few weeks. The reflux will take a few months and will require Prilosec twice a day and Zantac at night. It can take 3 to 6 months to get better in most cases. Good luck and feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What can I do about persistent sore throat caused by, i think, post-nasal drip which i definitely have? I don't have a fever or cold.
Treat the drip..: Treating the cause/drip is the way to go... Currently, steroid nasal sprays are first-line treatment for nasal allergies. Antihistamines such as zyrtec/claritin/allegra/benadryl (available otc) may help, but steroid still the best. Often nasal allergies/congestion cause you to breath via mouth during sleep and thus inducing the sore throat. I suggest consulting your doc for eval/treat. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes a sore throat on one side. Last morning i i had it on the right side. Now I have it on the left side? Allergies? Have post nasal drip.Wory
Can post-nasal drip cause or be related to stomach acid? And how do I know which one is causing my sore throat?
Probably not: Your symptoms are probably unrelated but for a definitive diagnosis, you should be evaluated by your doctor. Although the symptoms can be just an annoyance they may be signs of a larger underlying problem having an evaluation by a doctor can give you better answers. ...Read more
Can a very mild sore throat and post nasal drip throat be caused by gerd?Myegd showed gastritis but nothing else-can i fix GERD thru diet and exercise
Can post nasal drip cause a chronic sore throat? If so, what will stop the drip? Antihistamines and nasal sprays do nothing for me.
ENT doctor: If over the counter remedies have not helped it would be prudent to see an ENT specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have white spots on my right tonsil that come and go. No redness, no sore throat. Can this be caused by my post nasal drip? Or is this a sign of
Tonsil Stones: Likely tonsilloliths. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention#1 See ENT doc to confirm diagnosis. If diagnosis confirmed, no treatment indicated. ...Read more
Can post nasal drip cause sore throat with swollen lymph nodes? What can I do to get the swollen down?
Strep vs. cold: The post nasal drip probably didn't cause the sore throat, but all these symptoms are probably attributable to a cold at best, strep throat at worst. Sore throat with swollen nodes, especially with cough, should be evaluated by a doctor for strep throat, because in that case one would require antibiotics, more than just simple cold remedies like chicken soup or tylenol (acetaminophen). Feel better! ...Read more
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