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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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Broke nose month and half ago, dr's said my nose looked fine and wasnt crooked. Now im having post nasal drip, does this mean I have a deviated septum?

Broke nose month and half ago, dr's said my nose looked fine and wasnt crooked. Now im having post nasal drip, does this mean I have a deviated septum?

Not necessarily: It is possible to have internal nasal damage without any visible external damage after nasal trauma. If you are still having new onset nasal symptoms 6 weeks after nasal trauma, it is reasonable to see an otolaryngologist to assess the status of the nose. ...Read more

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Can having a broken nose cause post nasal drip? If so is that normal or does it mean you have a deviated septum?

Can having a broken nose cause post nasal drip? If so is that normal or does it mean you have a deviated septum?

Post nasal drips: A septal deviation with rhinitis can cause post nasal drip, similarly a post nasal drip can occur after acute injuries like fractures though in the latter case it is more likely to be bloody. In either case, it would be best to be seen by your ENT doctor or your plastic surgeon to get appropriate care. ...Read more

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Just got a post nasal drip does that mean I'm also getting a cold? Only other symptom is coughing from the drip. Wat to take I have hbp and diabetes 2

Just got a post nasal drip does that mean I'm also getting a cold? Only other symptom is coughing from the drip. Wat to take I have hbp and diabetes 2

Cold or allergy: I would try some Claritin (loratadine) (loratidine) or Benedryl (diphenhydramine) to see if that helps. A cold will resolve on its own in 5-10 days. Allergy symptoms can come and go with pollen or other environmental changes. ...Read more

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Chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip. Ct sinus says low cribiform plate otherwise wnl. What does this mean?

Chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip. Ct sinus says low cribiform plate otherwise wnl. What does this mean?

You don't have : Sinusitis, post nasal drip could be from rhinitis, low crebriform plate could be a normal variant, please discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the study, take care ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip and its driving me nuts.?

I have post nasal drip and its driving me nuts.?

See Below: Post nasal drip is usually caused by allergies creating increased mucous in the nose which runs down the back of your throat. You can also get post nasal drip from things that irritate your nose that you are not allergic to like pollution, smoke, perfumes, and other strong smelling things. It can be treated with antihistamines and if that fails see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip with a foul odor. Any ideas?

I have post nasal drip with a foul odor. Any ideas?

Foul post basal drip: In all likelihood it's a sinus infection. Try sudafed and a nasal saline rinse first. Use the hypertonic solution. If not better ten see a physician and potentially get an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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