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How does post nasal drip work to cause shortness of breath?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Postnasal drip

Postnasal drip (PND) by itself does not tend to cause shortness of breath (unless you just mean difficulty breathing through your nose).
The most prominent symptom of PND is nagging, annoying cough, and having to clear secretions from the back of your throat. You may also experience significant nasal congestion. Thus, if you are truly feeling short of breath, you should consult a doctor.

In brief: Postnasal drip

Postnasal drip (PND) by itself does not tend to cause shortness of breath (unless you just mean difficulty breathing through your nose).
The most prominent symptom of PND is nagging, annoying cough, and having to clear secretions from the back of your throat. You may also experience significant nasal congestion. Thus, if you are truly feeling short of breath, you should consult a doctor.
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