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How Can Post Nasal Drip Be Treated?

For the last 7 months I have had post nasal drip I have been on allergy shots also for the last seven months but still every day l have post nasal drip mucus running down my throat it get to where I fell i I might choke every morning I get up the post nasal drip starts all over need help
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

It can be treated with nasal decongestant such as oxymetazoline (contained in Afrin) which constricts blood vessels in the nasal passages; this leads to less secretions. Such medications should only be taken for a day or two; longer-term use can cause more harm than good). Also some other remedies may be used: humidifier or steam inhalation (as during a hot shower). Keeping well-hydrated (to keep the mucous thinner). Sleep on propped up pillows, to keep the mucous from collecting at the back of your throat. Nasal irrigation (available over-the-counter).

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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How Can Post Nasal Drip Be Treated?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. It can be treated with nasal decongestant such as oxymetazoline (contained in Afrin) which constricts blood vessels in the nasal passages; this leads to less secretions. Such medications should only be taken for a day or two; longer-term use can cause more harm than good). Also some other remedies may be used: humidifier or steam inhalation (as during a hot shower). Keeping well-hydrated (to keep the mucous thinner). Sleep on propped up pillows, to keep the mucous from collecting at the back of your throat. Nasal irrigation (available over-the-counter). Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.