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What is the cause of post nasal drip?

What is the cause of post nasal drip?

Post nasal drip: The most common causes are allergies or chronic sinus infections. ...Read more

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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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What can cause massive post nasal drip causing pneumonia when an X-ray shows sinuses clear?

What can cause massive post nasal drip causing pneumonia when an X-ray shows sinuses clear?

See an ENT: Imaging studies of the sinuses may not always reflect what is present. Even ct scans need to be appropriately directed. This seems to be a serious problem and you should be seen by an experienced ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What can cause post nasal drip into air passage in thoat and what can I do to stop it.

What can cause post nasal drip into air passage in thoat and what can I do to stop it.

Post nasal drip: Hello. The nasal mucus could be excessive especially during allergy season. I would recommend first a nasal saline wash . Sometimes just removing the pollen from the lining inside your nose is effective. Another option would be an OTC antihistamine like Zyrtec, Allegra or Claritin. Each is available an generic too. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes chronic post nasal drip on right side only? Dry feeling on right side and can feel it in my ear. Both ears pop when swallowing. 6 months +

What causes chronic post nasal drip on right side only? Dry feeling on right side and can feel it in my ear. Both ears pop when swallowing. 6 months +

Sinuses, possibly: A chronic postnasal drip that comes from one side only might be caused by a chronic sinus infection. Other signs that might be consistent may include headache over the eye on the affect side or pain/fullness in the cheek. The color of discharge may help as well. A sinus infection will often have a green/yellow color. A physical exam by your doctor may help with diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is causing post nasal drip for multiple people in the same house?

What is causing post nasal drip for multiple people in the same house?

Likely allergies: Post nasal drip is the small amt of mucous draining down back of throat. It can occur with viral upper respiratory infections "the common cold". It can also occur with allergic rhinitis "allergies". The home may have dust or may have irritants such as paint fumes, pet hair, cigarette smoke, or other irritants. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip and swollen throat?

What causes post nasal drip and swollen throat?

Postnatal drip: When mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat . Can be due to colds, flu, allergies, perfumes , cleaning agents, smoke, meds, changing weather- cold temps or excess dryness, spicy foods or sinus infection. Annoying feeling, most common cause of chronic cough .Excess mucus down the throat makes you feel hoarse ; give you a feeling of swollen throat/ sore throat . Drink plenty of fluids ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

PND: Hello, your post op PND should be evaluated by your surgeon. It could be a normal mucosal reaction, allergy induced, leftover saline from irritations or a CSF leak. See your surgeon for confirmation. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip .why do I feel like there is always something in the back of my throat that won't ever clear ever?

What causes post nasal drip .why do I feel like there is always something in the back of my throat that won't ever clear ever?

Post nasal: Frequent postnasal drip is often caused by excessive dryness created by air conditioning in the summer and dry heat during winter. You may need more humidity in your home or workplace. Chronic paranasal sinus infection, smoking and certain medications like antihistamines are other possibilities but probably not likely in your case. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip (constant lump feeling when swallow) & periodic nasal congestion same side, for month. Endoscopy normal, culture negative?

What causes post nasal drip  (constant lump feeling when swallow) & periodic nasal congestion same side, for month. Endoscopy normal, culture negative?

Allergies?: Nasal allergies, septal deviation and chronic sinusitis can cause your symptoms, consult an allergist to identify your triggers and help you with you symptoms. ...Read more

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Nasal Congestion (Definition)

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Nasal (Definition)

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