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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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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

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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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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

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How to cure post nasal drip cough?

How to cure post nasal drip cough?

Post nasal drip : Cough is due to throat irritation, saline nasal wash to clear your nasal passages frequently together with cough drops to soothe your throat would help, if not you need to see your doctor for possible need for prescription medications, goodluck ...Read more

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Can smoking cause post nasal drip?

Can smoking cause post nasal drip?

Yes: May increase inflammation of upper airways such as nose and sinuses. And that inflammation may cause postnasal drip. ...Read more

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