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I started getting post nasal drip a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Probably

Most of the time post nasal drip is due to a viral infection, and should improve in 7-10 days.

In brief: Probably

Most of the time post nasal drip is due to a viral infection, and should improve in 7-10 days.
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. Luis Matos
Integrative Medicine
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In brief: Post nasal drip

Sudden onset of post nasal drainage suggests an infection.
Try using sinus rinses.Several products are available: either by gravity (netti pot), by squeeze bottle(nielmed, ayr) or mechanical (sinugator by nielmed or sinusense by waterpik). They all deliver salt water to wash the mucus out forward. You can also add: 1/4 tsp of baking soda +1/4 tsp sea salt + 1/4 tsp of baby shampoo all in 8oz water.

In brief: Post nasal drip

Sudden onset of post nasal drainage suggests an infection.
Try using sinus rinses.Several products are available: either by gravity (netti pot), by squeeze bottle(nielmed, ayr) or mechanical (sinugator by nielmed or sinusense by waterpik). They all deliver salt water to wash the mucus out forward. You can also add: 1/4 tsp of baking soda +1/4 tsp sea salt + 1/4 tsp of baby shampoo all in 8oz water.
Dr. Luis Matos
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Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Probably

The post-nasal drip you speak of can be because of allergy, a cold, or the beginning of a sinus infection.
Most upper respiratory infections will have this symptom and most will resolve within 7-10 days. Treat with nasal saline rinses and otc decongestants if necessary. If your symptoms worsen despite these measures you may need to see your md for an antibiotic and additional treatment.

In brief: Probably

The post-nasal drip you speak of can be because of allergy, a cold, or the beginning of a sinus infection.
Most upper respiratory infections will have this symptom and most will resolve within 7-10 days. Treat with nasal saline rinses and otc decongestants if necessary. If your symptoms worsen despite these measures you may need to see your md for an antibiotic and additional treatment.
Dr. R. Keith Hill
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