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What To Take For Post Nasal Drip Cough
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
Take...: Try to take an over the counter anti allergy medication daily. Try the 24 hr non drowsy version daily and see if it helps after a week or two. If it doesnt you may want to confer with your physician for other options. ...Read more
See Below: Post nasal drip is most often caused by allergies, although there is a syndrome called non-allergic rhinitis that can sometimes cause it. Flonase treats allergic inflammation which will reduce stuffiness and drainage. Azelastine will treat drainage, sneezing, itching, and it treats the non-allergic rhinitis if it's there as well. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: If it's caused by allergies, nasal corticosteroid spray (e.g. Flonase) may help. If a sinus infection is the cause, antibiotics may help. Drip caused by environmental irritants (perfumes, smoke, etc.) can sometimes get better with an anticholinergic nasal spray (e.g. Atrovent nasal). An otc treatment that may help any cause is daily nasal lavage (e.g. Sinus rinse or neti pot). See your md. ...Read more
Not one: Newer antihistamines work to stop itching and sneezing, but unfortunately do little to stop drainage. Older antihistamines may have some ability to stop mucus production, but have side effects like drowsiness. Daily saline rinse for the nose (eg, neti pot) can help. See your doctor or an allergist--there may be prescription meds (eg, ipratropium nasal spray) that can better treat your symptoms. ...Read more
Can i take afrin nasal spray and azelastine around the same time? Have cold and want afrin for stuffy nose. Want azelastine for post nasal drip.
Why does post nasal drip cause nausea and how long does it take for medications like singular to stop post nasal drip?
Depends: Post nasal drip is a feeling and not a clinical condition or a pathological entity. It is that abnormal feeling of mucus in the throat and it can be due to many different causes ranging from allergies, sinus infections and viruses to atypical reflux or a reaction to things that you eat and drink. I have cured more people of "postnasal drip" by having them stop drinking coffee tea and soda. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: Nasonex (mometasone) is a corticosteroid nasal spray that reduces inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose and sinuses. Reducing the inflammation reduces the amount of mucous produced resulting in less post nasal drip (and less "runny nose."). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can post nasal drip cause a chronic sore throat? If so, what will stop the drip? Antihistamines and nasal sprays do nothing for me.
ENT doctor: If over the counter remedies have not helped it would be prudent to see an ENT specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
See a doctor: After six weeks time you msy have a chronic sinus infection that should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Post nasal drip is causing me to gag and vomit will Robitussin CF help also got a cough from the drip?
Yes & no: 2 ingredients in Robitussin CF (cough suppressant dextromethorfan, expectorant guaifenesin) may help but the 3rd (decongestant pseudoephedrine) may keep the nose & sinuses running since it opens sinus passages. May want to use Robitussin-DM or Mucinex dm which don't have the decongestant. Antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) will help stop runny nose. Possible drowsiness with these meds. ...Read more
Yes: Nasonex (mometasone) is a topical nasal steroid indicated for the treatment of allergic rhinitis in persons over 2 years old. Frequently allergies cause post nasal drip. If it does not seem to help, then further evaluation would be useful including allergy testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start naturally: Begin with performing nasal saline irritations (not just spray) t least once daily. These an be found at any drugstore. If this doesn't help much, see an ENT or your primary care provider for nasal antihistamine spray. If that doesn't do the trick, you may need to talk with a sub-specialist and consider allergies. ...Read more
Saline: Rinse the nose with saline 3 to 4 times a day using the packets meant for exact mixing and distilled water. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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