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What are ways to help clear up post nasal drip?

What are ways to help clear up post nasal drip?

Saline washes: Doing saline nasal washes will help. If not improving with this, please see your doctor, as post-nasal drip can have a variety of causes, and each is treated differently. ...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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Would stringy clear phlegm that's hard to push out most likely be the result of post nasal drip ?

Would stringy clear phlegm that's hard to push out most likely be the result of post nasal drip ?

Not likely: You phlegm may be due to respiratory overproduction of mucus. This may be due to many reasons that need an in-person evaluation. Please consult your doctor and see this site for more information.http://www.webmd.com/allergies/features/the-truth-about-mucus. ...Read more

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Please help. For 4 months and the past month its worsened. I have severe post nasal drip symptoms the sputum is basically clear.

Please help.  For 4 months and the past month its worsened. I have severe post nasal drip symptoms the sputum is basically clear.

Any ear symptoms?: This is complicated. Was there head trauma, are you heavy set? Have you had recent sinus surgery? Do you have nasal congestion along with this. The causes can vary from simple allergic nasal discharge to spinal fluid discharge. It's a good idea to see an otolaryngologist to fully assess this. ...Read more

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Slight whistling at the end of exhalation that is barely audible. Lungs sound clear. Suffer from post nasal drip. Could it be from PND?

Slight whistling at the end of exhalation that is barely audible. Lungs sound clear. Suffer from post nasal drip. Could it be from PND?

One airway: The nose and bronchial tube can be thought of one airway, Nasal congestion with post nasal drip is often associated with bronchial inflammation (possible wheezing) Need to check out upper and lower airway to determine cause, jeff Lehr md ...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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Is it normal to clear your throat while you have post nasal drip? Coughing isn't as helpful as throat clearing for me not at all.

Is it normal to clear your throat while you have post nasal drip? Coughing isn't as helpful as throat clearing for me not at all.

Definitely!!!: These are mucus draining the back of your throat, triggering you to clear your throat and initiate a cough to try to get rid of the mucus behind.At times to the point of choking and gagging your head off- your eyes about to pop!take care of the main problem which is allergic rhinitis with any allergy meds- claritin, zyrtec , Allegra etc brand or generic and a topical nasal spray.See md if no better. ...Read more

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