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What can we use to calm an upset stomach from so much mucus draining? My boyfriend has had many surgeries on his nose due to breaking it so many times and now his sinuses just drain into his stomach. He is constantly spitting out as much as he can but eve

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Dr. Taylor Pollei
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Antihistamines

Nasal surgery for recurrent fractures rarely affects the sinuses.
Only EXTREMELY severe facial fractures that involve much more than the nose actually will affect sinus function. It is normal for sinus/nasal drainage to drain to the stomach, but it be noticed. Try over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec or allegra, or nasal steroid sprays in addition. Check for allergies or other causes

In brief: Antihistamines

Nasal surgery for recurrent fractures rarely affects the sinuses.
Only EXTREMELY severe facial fractures that involve much more than the nose actually will affect sinus function. It is normal for sinus/nasal drainage to drain to the stomach, but it be noticed. Try over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec or allegra, or nasal steroid sprays in addition. Check for allergies or other causes
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Drip

May not be the sinuses.
Could be a sign of silent acid reflux also called LPR. One of its symptoms is a drip and nausea. See an ENT to look at the larynx or voice box to see of there are signs it it. You may need to see a GI

In brief: Drip

May not be the sinuses.
Could be a sign of silent acid reflux also called LPR. One of its symptoms is a drip and nausea. See an ENT to look at the larynx or voice box to see of there are signs it it. You may need to see a GI
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics

In brief: Sinus rinse

try a sinus rinse with salt and warm water.a plastic bottle is available at the pharmacy--he should do it twice a day for a month--it will help.
also no smoking and declutter his room--less chances of exposure to allergens.

In brief: Sinus rinse

try a sinus rinse with salt and warm water.a plastic bottle is available at the pharmacy--he should do it twice a day for a month--it will help.
also no smoking and declutter his room--less chances of exposure to allergens.
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Dr. Richard Strabbing
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Hyperonic saline

Try a Hypertonic Saline rinse.
This can be bought otc from neil med. Most patients use the isotonic saline (blue packets). Buy the kit with the 8 ounce bottle and buy the hypertonic (green) packets. Try this for one week and if no relief contact your ENT and inquire about a trial of Astelin nasal spray.

In brief: Hyperonic saline

Try a Hypertonic Saline rinse.
This can be bought otc from neil med. Most patients use the isotonic saline (blue packets). Buy the kit with the 8 ounce bottle and buy the hypertonic (green) packets. Try this for one week and if no relief contact your ENT and inquire about a trial of Astelin nasal spray.
Dr. Richard Strabbing
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine

In brief: He

He should take an anti-histamine daily (i.
e. Claritin, alavert, zyrtec). In addition he should take a daily acid blocker like Pepcid or prilosec. Also consider trying Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night to see if this helps slow down the mucous production. He should also avoid dairy products, as they tend to increase mucous production. If he has not seen an allergist, he should go for allergy testing. If he has certain allergies, this can contribute to his problem. Lastly, he needs a follow up appointment with the ENT (ear, nose, throat) specialist for further work up and treatment plan.

In brief: He

He should take an anti-histamine daily (i.
e. Claritin, alavert, zyrtec). In addition he should take a daily acid blocker like Pepcid or prilosec. Also consider trying Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night to see if this helps slow down the mucous production. He should also avoid dairy products, as they tend to increase mucous production. If he has not seen an allergist, he should go for allergy testing. If he has certain allergies, this can contribute to his problem. Lastly, he needs a follow up appointment with the ENT (ear, nose, throat) specialist for further work up and treatment plan.
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