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What can I do about postnasal drip?

What can I do about postnasal drip?

Postnasal Drip: Every day, glands in the linings of your nose make about a quart of mucus each day. The excess can come out of the nostrils -- that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it's called postnasal drip. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/postnasal-drip ...Read more

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What can I do about nasal congestion?

What can I do about nasal congestion?

Identify trigger: To determine the correct treatment, the cause of nasal congestion should be found. There is a wide range of triggers including allergies, deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps, chronic sinus infection, adenoid hypertrophy, medication side effects, etc. An allergist or ENT doctor can assist you by taking a thorough history and performing an exam and other tests as needed. ...Read more

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What can I do about post nasal drip?

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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What can I do about chronic nasal congestion?

What can I do about chronic nasal congestion?

Get evaluated: Significant seasonal/perenial rhinitis can adversely affect quality of life, especially sleep which in turn can affect work performance and life-functions in general. Basic care such as nasal rinse/cleansing to reduce allergen build-up, good air/furnace filters, minimize pet danders. Nasal steroids are best, but you may need more than spray--antihistamine/decongestant. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do for postnasal drip ?

What can I do for postnasal drip ?

Postnasal Drip: Every day, glands in the linings of your nose make about a quart of mucus each day. The excess can come out of the nostrils -- that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it's called postnasal drip. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/postnasal-drip ...Read more

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What can I do about my constant nasal congestion?

What can I do about my constant  nasal congestion?

One option: Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. ...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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What can I do about dust allergies?

What can I do about dust allergies?

Enviro control: You can use dustmite covers for pillows and mattresses(achoo allergy has good ones), wash sheets in really hot water once weekly, decrease humidity of the house to less than 50%. Those are the most beneficial. Wear a mask when vacuuming or dusting. Or if you have your house cleaned, allow about 2-3 hours before you come back to your house to allow for things to settle back down. ...Read more

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What to do about post nasal drip cough?

Allergies : This could be allergies or sinusitis. Nasal steroids and nasal antihistines can be effective. Should start with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip not letting me sleep, what can I do?

Post nasal drip not letting me sleep, what can I do?

Consider: You might consider an antihistamine or a visit to your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What do I do about nasal congestion after a septoplasty?

What do I do about nasal congestion after a septoplasty?

Post operative nose: The answer depends how long it's been since your surgery. If its the first week then oral steroids may help. Sudafed can also be effective. If its been more like a month then nasal steroid sprays like Nasonex (mometasone) or Flonase could help. If its been longer, it's possible your surgery was ineffective. Wait at least 9 months and consider a revision if the situation has not improved. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to stop my post nasal drip?

Is there anything i can do to stop my post nasal drip?

Allergies treatments: If you have allergic rhinitis, nasal steroids are the front line treatment. At times, additional treatment such as antihistamine (i.E zyrtec/claritin/allegra with/out decongestant. Leukotriene inhibitor such as singulair (montelukast) can offer benefit to some. In severe cases, pulse treatment with oral steroid maybe needed. Other cases may benefit from allergy injections. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do about this addiction to OTC nasal sprays?

What can I do about this addiction to OTC nasal sprays?

You may have a: Psychological dependence to the sprays. Switch to saline spray and taper the daily frequency. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to do about a sore from runny nose?

Please advise me what to do about a sore from runny nose?

See doctor: You could have either a cold sore outbreak or impetigo. I would see your doctor or an urgent care to determine which it is and to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do about this terrible cough?

What can I do about this terrible cough?

Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more