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What causes mucus thickening?

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Question: Hi..I got a 360 scan of my airways and my dentist told me that the results came back stating that i have mucus thickening. Is this normal? I also feel blockage in the back of my nose constantly. Almost like post nasal drip without the pain.
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Mucus thickening is not normal.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX
Thanks for the query.
Mucus thickening is not normal.
As per your clinical history (blockage in the back of my nose constantly & post nasal drip ) , it appears as you are having Chronic Rhinosinusitis .
I would like to whether you have any allergy & recurrent sneezing .
If I were your treating doctor, I would advice you Steam Inhalation thrice daily , Saline nasal spray thrice daily , mucolytic syrup & Antihistaminic levocetirizine + Leukotriene antagonists Montelukast combination & Macrolide Antibiotic .
You can discuss this with your treating doctor.
Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Krunal Karade (1 hour later)
Is it really serous ? Why all of the medications ? Can it be deadly or affect the brain or my oxygen ?
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Don't worry , it's treatable .

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX
Thanks for follow up query.
It not that serous.
Steam Inhalation, Saline nasal spray & mucolytic syrup to loose mucus by different mechanism.
levocetirizine + Montelukast combination to decrease production of mucus.
Macrolide Antibiotic to decrease bacterial load in mucus.
All this medications will improve your quality of life .
Don't worry , it is treatable & not deadly.
Hope this information helpful to you, take care and have a nice day.
Regards.



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Krunal Karade (29 hours later)
thanks :)
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Most Welcome :)

Detailed Answer:
Wish you good health .
Take care .

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Brief Answer: Mucus thickening is not normal. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX Thanks for the query. Mucus thickening is not normal. As per your clinical history (blockage in the back of my nose constantly & post nasal drip ) , it appears as you are having Chronic Rhinosinusitis . I would like to whether you have any allergy & recurrent sneezing . If I were your treating doctor, I would advice you Steam Inhalation thrice daily , Saline nasal spray thrice daily , mucolytic syrup & Antihistaminic levocetirizine + Leukotriene antagonists Montelukast combination & Macrolide Antibiotic . You can discuss this with your treating doctor. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Regards.