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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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I'm 19, sharp ear pain when swallowing. Switches ears. One day the right one the next the left. I have chronic post nasal drip and allergies. Help plz?

I'm 19, sharp ear pain when swallowing. Switches ears. One day the right one the next the left. I have chronic post nasal drip and allergies. Help plz?

Viral or bacterial: Infection,you need to be evaluated by a doctor,this might be a bacterial infection in your middle ear,a doctor will prescribe some antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why does post nasal drip causes sore throat and ear pain. How can I get rid of it??

Why does post nasal drip causes sore throat and ear pain. How can I get rid of it??

Perhaps: Post-nasal drips may irritate the throat but sore throat is uncommon. Ear pain is not caused by post-nasal drips although nasal congestion may lead to obstruction of the inner ear tube leading to infection. You need to get this checked out by a doctor (ENT, allergist). ...Read more

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Ive had bilateral ear pain for about a month. Its intermitant. I also have post nasal drip. CT shows clear sinuses, ear drums are normal. Help!

Ive had bilateral ear pain for about a month. Its intermitant. I also have post nasal drip. CT shows clear sinuses, ear drums are normal. Help!

Maybe teeth: There is a concept called referred pain. Most laymen know it that when someone is complaining about pain in mid chest and also left arm it's the heart not the arm but the brain combines the signals. We call that referred pain. Ther are other referred pain patterns in body. One of them is pain in jaw or teeth may be referred to ears. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Throat is very very red since a month. no pain..sometimes ear pain.and i have nasal congestion because of allergies most of the time.

Throat is very very red since a month. no pain..sometimes ear pain.and i have nasal congestion because of allergies most of the time.

Chronic inflammation: This sounds like chronic inflammation. The lack of pain suggest mild inflammation. Irritants such as allergies or smoking are common causes. Treat your allergies. If it is persistent you should see your doctor. More serious conditions that require a biopsy might be possible. ...Read more

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I recieved the nasal flu vaccine on Fri. Today I feel sick: ear pain/nasal congestion. Am I sick or side effects? I was fine on Sat. What do I do?

I recieved the nasal flu vaccine on Fri. Today I feel sick: ear pain/nasal congestion. Am I sick or side effects? I was fine on Sat. What do I do?

Side effects: sounds likely to be side effects from vaccination. Drink fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed for pain- this can go on for 2-3 days. If persisting- see your physician. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing headaches, inner ear pain and tinnitus, nasal stuffiness and bloody yellowish green nasal discharge. Is this sinusitus?

I have been experiencing headaches, inner ear pain and tinnitus, nasal stuffiness and bloody yellowish green nasal discharge. Is this sinusitus?

Otitis media: This sounds more like a middle ear infection, but the sinuses may also be involved. You should see a physician and have this managed and possibly a trip to an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Constant ringing in ears and very light ear pain time to time?

Constant ringing in ears and very light ear pain time to time?

Tinnitus: Ringing in the ears is caused by tinnitus and is often the result of high frequency hearing loss. Occasionally some pain can be associated with this condition although that is typically rare. ...Read more

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Subjective tinnitus( continuous, left ear/head), hearing test(no loss), throat congestion, no nasal congestion, from 20days. If tinnitus will ever go?

Subjective tinnitus( continuous, left ear/head), hearing test(no loss), throat congestion, no nasal congestion, from 20days. If tinnitus will ever go?

Tinnitus: The most common cause of persistent tinnitus is hearing lost, but other conditions such as TMJ disorder, head or neck injury can also cause tinnitus. Tinnitus associated with loud noise exposure may resolve. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom in which a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more