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.

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I have had a wet cough for about a week that does not go away with medication. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a wet cough that does not go away. It has been over a week, and I am getting quite concerned. I have had Cetirizine hydrochloride, DayQuil/NyQuil, Flonase, and cough drops to suppress the coughing, but it keeps coming back. Often, I would wake up coughing. Occasionally, it would...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello Welcome to I suggest Azithromycin 500 mg - one tablet daily in the morning for five days. Avoid ice creams, cool water, and carbonated beverages. Gargle mouth with warm salt water at night regularly. Brush your teeth at night. Revert after three days.  Read Full »

How fast will symptoms of dog allergy exhibit in a patient?

Query: Hello doctor, In March, we got a Sheepadoodle puppy. I have never been allergic to dogs. However, is it possible that this mixed breed, 70 percent standard Poodle and 30 percent Sheepdog is causing my problems? The Sheepdog is not a hypoallergenic dog and I am thinking that her dander may be the cul...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to than a blood immunocap test is the skin prick test. The skin prick test is the gold standard for allergy diagnosis. It is possible that you are allergic to animal dander but that is not picked up by the bloodwork. Before doing the skin prick test you must stop th...  Read Full »

How to get rid of constant postnasal drip?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 34 years old. I am having a postnasal drip for the past month and had tablets Azee and Montair LC and took steam inhalation, but I think it got aggravated and the drip got thick because of it. I then consulted an ENT and he gave Nasomac AF spray, tablet Alaspan AM and Raciper 40. N...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you are having constant post-nasal drip. Is there any other symptom that is bothering you? Is there any lump sensation in the throat? Any nose block or runny nasal discharge? Any facial fullness? Did you ever have this problem before this month? The t...  Read Full »

Please help me get rid of sore throat, tonsil pain, and postnasal drip.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 47-year-old male suffering from acute sore throat, swelling, and ear heaviness for three weeks. In the first week, I took Cefixime for six days. Then I took Pulmocef 500 mg with Winolap and Dolonex for seven days. This week, I have a sore throat, tonsil pain, swelling in the throat,...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi,Welcome to mention whether the throat pain is severe or tolerable. Also tell me whether you have a fever, muscle pain, and weakness along with it. Please mention whether you feel better after taking a different course of antibiotics or do you feel the same. Do you have nasal bl...  Read Full »

I have a constant runny nose for three years. How to get cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a constant runny and congested nose for three years. After years of trying anything possible and seeing several doctors, I was finally diagnosed with a severe dust allergy, as well as asthma by last year. At that time I was pregnant, so I could not be prescribed any medication,...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Allergy and asthma belong to airway hyper-reactive disorders that are interrelated. The two are hypersensitivity reactions and are genetically determined. A permanent cure for allergy remained evasive for a long time, but now with the advent of immunotherapy, a treat...  Read Full »

There is mild cerebral edema, with facial fractures and post-nasal drip after accident. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, A 23-year-old male patient hit with bike accident, fell on back side of head, CT scan reports reveals mild cerebral edema, with some facial fractures, currently patient is having blood clots discharge as post-nasal drip, and not associated with headache, dizziness, seizures, fainting,...  Read Full »

Dr. Gerry Mike Palisoc

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern. You might be worried of the cerebral edema if this will cause any harm. A repeat 48 hour CT scan if with any signs of wakefulness deterioration is warranted if that ever happens. The blood clots is a sequelae of the trauma to the face. Most co...  Read Full »

I suffer from a sore throat, post-nasal drip, and difficulty swallowing despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 69-year-old male having asthma, and sleep apnea. I am overweight, and I take medication for asthma (inhalers) a low-dose blood pressure medication and Pantoprazole for reflux. I have recently been prescribed, Penicillin V for a sore throat which had no effect. On returning to t...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not panic. According to your history, sleep apnea is the main cause. I am sure you are a mouth breather, especially at night. This makes your tongue and throat dry and irritated most of the time. The acid reflux aggravates the complaint also. I suggest a ...  Read Full »

Can aspirating soup cause sinus infection?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible to get some sort of sinus infection from accidentally aspirating soup when you are eating? I always make the mistake of choking on ramen and it has been happening a lot lately. I noticed in the last two months that every time I have ramen and choke on the soup, I get a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very unlikely that you develop a sinus infection following consumption of any food. However, if your prone for a post nasal drip after consuming anything for that matter, it could be related to a food allergy what we categorise as NINAR (non infectious non allergic ...  Read Full »

I have had a persistent cough with irritation in the throat. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a persistent cough for more than two weeks. Also, I have irritation in the back of my throat, which worsens at night. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhananjay Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Your history shows you are suffering from a 'Post-nasal drip.' Post-nasal drip (PND) is the drainage of secretion from the nose or paranasal sinuses into the pharynx. That is probably why you feel the 'tickle' in your throat. The mech...  Read Full »

I am having sore throat. How can I cure it?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having a sore throat for past one week. The pain is mild but constant, it feels as if there is something is stuck in the back of my throat or on my tongue, but nothing is there. There is redness around the area. I went to the doctor five days back and was prescribed a 10 day...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have granular pharyngitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your throat looks chronically infected. Do you have post nasal drip as well that means does phlegm drains down from your nose to throat? It is suggestive of sinusitis which can recurre...  Read Full »

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