Post Nasal Drip

About "Post Nasal Drip"

When the body produces more mucus than usual, which starts running from the back of your nose to the throat, it is called post nasal drip. Colds, flu, allergies, sinusitis, deviated nasal septum, changing climate, and certain spicy food can cause this. Sometimes, it can result from swallowing problems that cause liquid buildup in the throat.

Related Terms: Sinusitis, Steam Inhalation, Ct Paranasal Sinus, Tonsillitis, Amoxicillin, Levocetirizine, Montelukast

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Post-Nasal Drip Associated with Sinusitis
Article Overview: Post-nasal drip is the dripping of mucus from the nasal and sinus passages down the back of the throat. This article talks in detail about this common health nuisance.  Read Article »
Dr. Mashfika N Alam
ENT Otolaryngologist

Post-nasal drip is defined as the dripping of mucus from the nasal and sinus passages down the back of the throat. It is a common health condition affecting males and females equally and is becoming increasingly prevalent in our society. It commonly affects people in the urban areas. It is invariabl ...  Read Article »
Can a whitish lump in throat be associated with post nasal drip?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a whitish lump at the back of my throat located on the posterior wall. I suffer badly from post nasal drip but not sure if this is related, doctors seem unsure and I am worried sick. Any input as to what this could be? Suffer from GERD, post nasal drip, have had blood at the back ...  Read Full »
Dr. A.k.srivastava
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern, it is most likely submucosal lymphadenitis of the posterior pharyngeal wall. This may develop secondary to chronic infection of the nose, paranasal sinuses, and throat. To confirm the diagnosis, you may go for MRI neck and FNAC from the lump. ...  Read Full »
What is the reason for continuous post nasal drip and sore throat?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about my ears, nose, and throat. From last year, I am having a continuous post-nasal drip and a very sore throat. I tried taking over-the-counter antihistamines and mucus thinner, but they did not help. I also have clicking in my ear. My voice kind of muffles in my le...  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to suffer from chronic rhinosinusitis that is producing constant post-nasal drip from the sinonasal membranes. The post-nasal drip irritates the throat mucosa causing pain and soreness. The mucus trickling down from nose also tends to block the Eustachian tu...  Read Full »
How to cure chronic post-nasal drip and change of voice?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. I have been living with persistent allergies in my whole life. I have chronic post-nasal drip. I have lost my voice and get some sort of sore throat, whether that be laryngitis or strep throat. I had the same thing thrice in the past three months. This is especially dif...  Read Full »
Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you said, you have chronic post-nasal drip with a change of voice. According to me, it is chronic sinusitis with chronic laryngopharyngitis. The diagnosis of chronic sinusitis must be confirmed and I suggest you get a CT PNS (paranasal sinus) done and send me ...  Read Full »
I am having sore throat with post nasal drip and lymph node enlargement. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old and from the last two years, my sore throat is not going away. I am having a lot of post nasal drip. I tried taking OTC anti-histamines, nothing helped. Today I noticed a hard lump under the chin at right side right at the point where throat begins. What is causing it?  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms listed by you point to chronic tonsillopharyngitis mostly secondary to the post nasal drip. Delving into the details, the constant post nasal drip is causing inflammation of the posterior pharyngeal wall and the tonsils in the throat. When these get infe...  Read Full »
I have a sore throat, post-nasal drip, and burning pain in my abdomen. Is it an allergy?
Query: Hello doctor,I have had a sore throat on and off, for the past few weeks. It is not severe, but more of an annoyance with some referred ear pain. This week, I had a family member, who is a nurse, look at my throat to see if it was red or irritated. She noted I had quite a bit of post-nasal drip, but...  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be having some mild inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavities. The same instead of causing headache or nose block is causing post-nasal drip which occasionally flares up as a sore throat. Let me suggest some medicines that I would do in my practice...  Read Full »
Why is there post-nasal drip after root canal treatment?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter had a root canal yesterday and now has a strong post nasal drip that tastes like hypochlorite. Should I take her to the doctor?  Read Full »
Dr. Akhil K Padmanabhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Typically, you will recover completely from a minor sinus issue like this within a few days, without any intervention from your dentist. However, if you are experiencing sinus issues that have worsened, or have not gone away after 2 to 4 days after your root canal or you ...  Read Full »
Is there any permanent solution for post nasal drip?
Query: Hello doctor, Please advise me a permanent solution of postnasal drip. I have been suffering for a long time that causes continuous pharyngeal irritation and coughing.  Read Full »
Dr. Syed Tehmid
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Postnasal drip occurs due to rhinosinusitis or nasopharyngitis and is rightly said to be allergic which is exacerbated by infections. Treating the underlying cause helps in mitigating (making less severe) these symptoms. Allergic rhinitis or rhinosinusitis can be dif...  Read Full »
I have running nose with streaks of blood and post-nasal drip. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have since I can remember, a runny nose, especially in the morning. Not uncommonly there are streaks of blood. Quite often also post-nasal drip. At times, I have itchy runny eyes. My doctor has prescribed an ointment Otocomb which sometimes help. In the past few months, I have notic...  Read Full »
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What you are explaining is consistent with chronic allergic rhinitis and chronic sinusitis. I wanted to know if you have ever tried a nasal spray and if yes for how long? Which one and did it help? Do you have pets? Did you have patch testing ever?  Read Full »
What is the treatment for swollen tonsils and a severe post-nasal drip?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46 year old female, and I am a non-smoker and non-drinker. I received a kidney transplant 16 years ago. I am in a very good health, and I had no bouts of rejection. I eat well and exercise. I just started a new job in another city, so I had to move. Two months back, everyone in ...  Read Full »
Dr. Mehak Agarwal
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Enlargement of tonsil on one side is not usually a good sign. Infectious or inflammatory causes usually cause enlargement on both sides. The constant post-nasal drip points to some cause in the sinuses. Constant post-nasal drip can act as a cause for enlargement of tons...  Read Full »


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