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Posted on Thu, 9 Nov 2017
Question: On the 30th of XXXXXXX , this year, I had all of my teeth removed, prior to the installation of dentures. Ten days later I caught the flu and a cough which has continued until now. I have lung congestion and I'm coughing up mucus. After three months my condition dosn't improve. The coughing impairs my sleep. What can I do to get rid of an apparent post nasak drip which I believe is the cause of my problem?
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Post nasal drip, otolaryngologist, nothing related to dentures

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query.
As far as the lung congestion and cough is concerned, it has nothing to do with the dentures. Since you are facing these problems during night time, it is not related to the use of dentures (since you need to remove the dentures during sleep). You need to consult a pulmonologist or otolarygologist and get it evaluated. The possible causes for the post nasal drip like allergies, deviated nasal septum, infections, gastro oesophageal refflux diseases, needs to be ruled out. Once the cause is found out, it can be managed accordingly.
I hope i have answered your query. If you have any queries reply me back. Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (2 hours later)
Thank you Dr XXXXXXX I have not thought that my dentures are the problem but beleived that in the process of extracting my old teeth my Dentist might have injected pain-killer into my sinus cavity, and that might be the cause of the problem. I should not speculate and will follow your advice and see my local doctor who will put me in touch with a specialist.

Kind regards
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Practically not possible, CT SCAN, Otolaryngologist needs to be contacted

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your reply.

As far as the injection of painkiller or local anesthesia into the sinus is not practically possible. Please get a computed tomography (CT SCAN) done to rule out any such changes which are resulting in these symptoms.

The issue might have aggravated following the dental treatment. Nothing to worry. You can get the scan done and consult an Otolaryngologist and get it treated.

I hope I have answered your query.

Take care. Get well soon


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Suggest Remedies For Cough

Brief Answer: Post nasal drip, otolaryngologist, nothing related to dentures Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query. As far as the lung congestion and cough is concerned, it has nothing to do with the dentures. Since you are facing these problems during night time, it is not related to the use of dentures (since you need to remove the dentures during sleep). You need to consult a pulmonologist or otolarygologist and get it evaluated. The possible causes for the post nasal drip like allergies, deviated nasal septum, infections, gastro oesophageal refflux diseases, needs to be ruled out. Once the cause is found out, it can be managed accordingly. I hope i have answered your query. If you have any queries reply me back. Take care.