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What does it mean if I have post nasal drip?

What does it mean if I have post nasal drip?

Different reasons: The most common reasons for postnasal drip (pn hereandafter) are colds, allergies, chronic sinus inflammation, esophageal reflux, especially in small kids, polyps (nasal). Try neti pot sinus rinses. That seems to help a lot. Simple anti-allergy meds - allegra, zyrtec, claritin. If reflux is a case, may try acid reducers - zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec, etc. ...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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What does it mean if I have an itchy nose after eating?

What does it mean if I have an itchy nose after eating?

Histaminic reaction?: Doubt food allergy. Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. See http://www.Boston.Com/lifestyle/health/blog/nutrition/2013/11. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip but no nose congestion. How should I treat it? I think I might be getting a sinus infection.

I have post nasal drip but no nose congestion.  How should I treat it? I think I might be getting a sinus infection.

Possible Sinusitis: The diagnosis of a bacterial sinus infection can be be quite difficult. Most causes of post nasal drip will not require antibiotics. Certainly facial pain and postnasal drip are important signs and can make you feel miserable. Your doctor will need to get more details such as duration and other underlying conditions such as a cold or allergies. I hope your hypothyroidism is under control. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have green snot?

Nothing for certain: Pseudomonas is a very common flora in humans that produces a green color when it grows on human flies and tissues. Not necessarily an infective issue but rather colonization of the material the bacteria is growing upon. ...Read more

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Having a constant nose drip that is not allergy related what should I do?

Having a constant nose drip that is not allergy related what should I do?

Non-allergic rhiniti: Usually some response to topical intranasal corticosteroid nasal sprays and/or atrovent nasal spray. Check with your physician. Both require a prescription. ...Read more

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If I blow green secretions from my nose does that mean I have a sinus infection even if I have no other symptoms?

If I blow green secretions from my nose does that mean I have a sinus infection even if I have no other symptoms?

No: Inflammation of any sort in the nose or nasopharynx can result in discharges. Sinusitis is accompanied by congestion, nasality of speech, facial pain and swelling, headache, tenderness over the sinuses, occasionally fever or dental pain and other minor symptoms. That is not to say that green secretions may not be from the sinuses. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have cough and fever?

What does it mean if I have cough and fever?

Infection: You may have an upper or lower respiratory tract infection. If your symptoms include shortness of breath and chest pain you should see the doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have flu like symptoms after surgery?

What does it mean if you have flu like symptoms after surgery?

How long after???: These symptoms may be from the chemicals used to induce sleep and provide pain relief. If it was general anesthesia, there are even a few more possibilities. Give it a couple days and if not better, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lung infection, my nose isn't stuffy but i can't really taste anything?

What do you recommend if I have a lung infection, my nose isn't stuffy but i can't really taste anything?

Treatment: of a lung infection is tailored to understanding what is causing it. Only your examining physician can determine what the appropriate treatment might be after a physical exam ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have cough?

What does it mean if I have cough?

Infection: Most coughs lasting less than a couple weeks are related to viral infections or less likely bacterial infection. Chronic coughs are usually related to post nasal drip from allergies, asthma, and occasionally heart burn disease (gerd). Other possibilities include medications called ace inhibitors and rarely more concerning processes that need more careful history. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have constant acid reflux?

What does it mean if I have constant acid reflux?

You need treatment: If you have reflux more that twice weekly you should be on chronic acid suppression. If you have nausea, abdominal pain, black tarry stools, loss of appetite, early satiety or difficulty swallowing you should also have an endoscopy. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you get a bloody nose?

What exactly does it mean when you get a bloody nose?

Blood is coming from: Your nose. Possible reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have sour tasting phlegm?

What does it mean if you have sour tasting phlegm?

Sour phlegm: Can be a sign of gastric acid reflux. You are young to suspect a lung cancer but that or other lung disease like cystic fibrosis (you are little old for this) are other potential causes. ...Read more

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Is wheezing a concern? Only happens when I laugh. No persistent cough. I do have post nasal drip

Is wheezing a concern?  Only happens when I laugh. No persistent cough. I do have post nasal drip

Further Workup: Wheezing can be a sign of obstructive airway disease like asthma if it is persistent. If you notice wheeze with laughing or with exercise you might consider seeing a doctor for breathing tests to determine if you are at risk. Post nasal can make asthma worse if you have it. You may be atopic (asthma, allergies, eczema) which puts you at greater risk for these conditions. Get tested and find out. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have green mucus from anus?

What does it mean if you have green mucus from anus?

This may be an: Infection if it is a discharge. Obtain med eval. ...Read more

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How long does seasonal allergies last? I still have an awful cough and i don't know what this means.

How long does seasonal allergies last? I still have an awful cough and i don't know what this means.

Depends: Where you live, how long the seasons are, what other allergens you may be allergic to (mold during winter) see an allergist for treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a dry cough. I've had it for about 2 weeks. Can it mean i might have asthma?

What to do if I have a dry cough. I've had it for about 2 weeks. Can it mean i might have asthma?

Can't tell: This may be the result of a recent viral infection or something else. If the cough is bothersome or lasts for more than a month, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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