Post nasal drip

What is Post nasal drip?

Excess mucus can come out of the front of your nose in the form of a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of the nose to the throat, it's called postnasal drip.

Questions and answers on "Post nasal drip"

I have a chronic cough and spit up white phlegm in the morning. I also have a bout of coughing when I lay down at night. What are the possible causes of these symptoms?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
post nasal drip is the most common cause of chronic cough

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The most common causes for chronic cough are: (a) post nasal drip (b) GERD (reflux) (c) asthma

Of these three conditions, post nasal drip is the most common though if you...

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I have throat pain since a week now..unable to swallow food.wht should I do?

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Brief Answer:
bacterial infection, post nasal drip most likely cause

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The most common causes for acute throat pain are viral infection, bacterial infection, post nasal drip, severe reflux, trauma to the throat.

If there is no history of trauma...

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hi first i got nasal congestion after a week of unprotected sex with unknown hiv status no fever then i took over the counter nasal decongestant and congestion was relieve but was replace by post nasal drip. 5 weeks still with post nasal drip i consulted an ent doctor and i was diagnose having allergic rhinitis which is first time in my life to experience this. i was given allergic medications but still my post nasal drip continues now on its 7th week. i am worried is this a sign of hiv infection?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not a sign of HIV infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,
I have gone through your query; it suggests that you may not be suffering from the HIV.
I personally suggest to you to take antibiotic after culture and antibiotic sensitivity of post nasal drip.
But to rule out HIV and other...

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I am 22 Year Old Male. I have chronic Halitosis. I have seen many dentist and in the end i discovered it is because of Sinus. However ct scan shows that polyps are not formed. But i have post nasal drip all the time and doctors says it is because of my postnasal drip. I have tried medication, nasal speays and improved my lifestyle. However no change in halitosis. Will endoscopic sinus surgery help in my post nasal drip? And my tongue is always coated.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, Endoscopic sinus surgery will help you in post nasal drip

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,
I have gone through your follow up query; it suggests that halitosis most probably due to the paranasal sinus infection leads to post nasal drip.

If you tried the conservative management of sinus...

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Hi there I am 8 days post FESS, Septo & Turbinate reductions, I have followed the saline wash x2 a day with some relief but then a few hours later the sinus's fill up again and the head pressure is pretty constant, laughing and coughing are painful and my top gums hurt only when cough or laugh. I'm pretty miserable and see my ENT tomor morning. My question is now that my sinus are opened more will they just clog up that much more now? and when will the post nasal drip and stuffiness go away? Thank you!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Post nasal discharge for 1-2 weeks is normal following FESS

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear.Thanks for your query on HCM.

According to me a small amount of discharge(blood tinged) is normal & is seen for 1 – 2 weeks following septoplasty and turbinate surgery.This may be either from the...

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I have had a troubling sore throat for 6 weeks. Includes difficulty to swallow, swolen tonsil' primary side is on my left. Original diagnosis was a bad cold but the throat hasnt gone away. I am not taking medicine.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
post nasal drip or lesion in the throat

Detailed Answer:
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Acute viral or bacterial infection should not last 6 weeks. That would normally last maximally 2 weeks. The absence of fever makes persisting infection unlikely as well

The other common...

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I have light to medium mucus that I choke up ... tonite for the first time the mucus is covered in blood ... I feel fine and have no other symptoms

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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
post nasal drip causes irritation of the throat lining

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WITH A HISTORY OF POST NASAL DRIP, THIS IS THE LIKELY CAUSE.


The persistent presence of the mucus is the back of the throat (post nasal drip), would cause inflammation of...

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Hello I've had red bumps at the back of my throats for a year now I went to a doctor and they gave me a steroid to take and it was going away but then the medication finished so I thought it would have went away in its own but it didn't. i was reading that post nasal drip can cause those bumps and Ijust want to know what can I do to get rid of them. Anytime I swallow I swallow mucus

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possible diagnosis: Allergy

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for the query at HealthcareMagic

Post nasal drip can cause such red bumps in the throat.The causes of post nasal drip include allergy, cold, sinusitis etc. Since you responded to steroids before likely possibility is...

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Hi, I have swollen lymph nodes on the both sides of my neck that are tender and are becoming painful. I have green post nasal drip . No temperature. What is it and what should I do?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Clinical evaluation and investigations to get a proper diagnosis and Rx

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
To recapitulate: Female/57 - swollen nodes both sides of neck - tender - becoming painful - green post nasal drip - on Cold FX and...

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I am experiencing heavy phlegm in my throat. The only way to clear it is to "hack" it up. It is a thick and sticky substance, clear or whitish in color.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
anti histamine/decongestant, nasal spray

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

If this is a long term problem then it is possible that it may be related to post nasal drip of mucus to the back of the throat due to allergic response to some agent.

This is a very...

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Recent questions on  Post nasal drip

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i am A 23 yr old female. i have had a hoarse voice for over a month now (not so significantly hoarse that its hard to hear me, but enough that my range is affected and i sound different and feel hoarse) i have had a few other symptoms which may or may not be unrelated... I was increasingly tired for about 6 weeks but that seems to have passed. I feel no post nasal drip, and i do not feel as if this is an asthma related hoarseness, i also do not feel any reflux. what could it be?

doctor1 MD

good day Doctors! i have a long time problem with this consistent phlegm in my throat. i assume it s something called post-nasal drip. i always have to clear my throat and my nose all the time, and always have to cough up this phlegm and spit it out because if not, it gets stuck in my throat. it also clogs my nose even i don t have colds. it s always like this everyday for me, many many times a day! i m suffering from it already, affecting the way i talk and breathe. Please advise me of an effective home remedy or of medicine to get rid of this phlegm in my throat. thank you so much! Jen

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Every time I have prolonged sinus infections and thick post nasal drip I have mucus in my stool and blood in my stool. And I can t hold it- kind of like what I hear IBS patients feel. Gotta go now. It s also uncomfortable to go. How do I fix this? These things clear up after the drip stops but I live in the South and we have constant allergy problems. So I deal with this about 2-4xs a year and have been for many years now. What s wrong with me? What to do? How to fix?

doctor1 MD

Hello, I have had the following symptoms for one year:

- sore, burning throat (worse in the mornings)
- stiff neck
- tightness in throat
- mucus in the back of throat

Some days the symptoms aren't noticeable, some days it's bad. I've seen a lot about GERD or acid reflux online but I took Prilosec and an antacid for 2 wks but no relief. Could this be a food allergy? Or gluten? Or if it is acid reflux, what will fix this besides medication?

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I was treated for strep about a month ago. Still have lingering cough . Not bad, but still there. Could this be due to post nasal drip?

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I had and was treated for strep. It has been a month, and I still have a lingering cough . Why is the cough hanging on? Have you had similar inquiries from other people?

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HI, I seem to have a chest cold - in the morning a lot of mucus some yellow and Greene. then during the day a lot of dry cough . Now at night feel tight chest but can't cough anything out, but feel like something is there. so now the cough is dry....

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