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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What are the causes for a yellowish sore on the back of the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have yellowish color sore on the back of my throat. What is the reason behind it? I have attached the picture for your reference. Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had a detailed look at the picture you have sent us (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The yellowish patch over the back of your throat could be due to some underlying irritation over the mucosa due to allergy-induced secretions from your sinus c...  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

Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether the throat pain is severe or tolerable. Please mention 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. Please men...  Read Full »

How to cure a throat pain that gets better with antibiotics and then comes back?

Query: Hi doctor,I have throat pain in my right side for a month. After taking antibiotics, it subsides. When I stop taking it, it starts again. The doctor told me it as pharyngeal wall congestion. How can I cure it?  Read Full »


Dr. Pruthvi Raju Uppalapati

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your condition. You have recurrent pain due to chronic tonsilitis or pharyngitis, chronic gastritis, and persistent nasal discharge. Taking antibiotics helps a lot. Start taking medication to resolve it and have some lifestyle changes. You can take tablet A...  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 since 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 medicatio...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Allergy and asthma belong to airway hyper-reactive disorders are inter-related. 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 tr...  Read Full »

What is the cause of the pill-stuck sensation in my throat?

Query: Hi doctor, For about five days now, I have this sensation of a pill stuck in the throat right below Adam's apple. There is no pain at all. It is not there in the morning but will show up throughout the day. I can eat and swallow without any problem, and it seems to go away when I eat. It is not qui...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The foreign body sensation in your throat is basically due to acid reflux. It is irritating the throat as acid raises high up to cause stickiness. Along with all the medicines you are taking, I would add few lifestyle measures. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle and at least mov...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the feeling of mucus stuck in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I was operated on for nasal polyps surgery three years back. For the last one month or so, it seems that some mucus is always stuck in my throat, and I have to clear it every now and then. This gets worse while lying on the bed. I showed it to my ENT specialist, and he mentioned that it is...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history and the ENT Surgeon's attached file (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The problem you described is very typical of two things 1) Postnasal drip. 2) GERD. As ENT Surgeon has seen you, and they ruled out postnasal drip, s...  Read Full »

What can cause a lot of thick white mucus at the back of the throat that inhibits swallowing?

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing a lot of white mucus in the back of the throat for a year now. It inhibits swallowing and forcing me to hack it up and spit it out. This makes my voice scratchy. I do not have any other symptoms. I consulted an ENT doctor previously and he suggested me to take a proton pu...  Read Full »


Dr. Pruthvi Raju Uppalapati

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There are two causes for your complaints. The first cause can be reflux from your stomach and so the doctor has suggested you to take a proton pump inhibitor. The second cause can be a postnasal drip. Regarding reflux, taking a proton pump...  Read Full »

Can allergic post-nasal drip result in the enlargement of one tonsil?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 18 years old. I am asking questions due to my curiosity. When I was a child of eight years, I had problems with my tonsils where one of my tonsil being bigger than the other. The doctor suggested me to remove the tonsils but the other doctor told me that surgery is not required for th...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to be worried about. There are certain criteria that need to be fulfilled for undergoing tonsillectomy. Mostly, the surgeons follow the guidelines given by SIGN (Scottish intercollegiate guideline network) or AAOHNS (American association of otolaryngolo...  Read Full »

What is the best remedy for post nasal drip?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of recurring sinusitis that usually goes away and returns for the past 20 years. Right now, what I feel is funny tasting mucus running from the back of the nose down the throat. I also have to always clear my throat after I finish eating. I do not have sinus pain nor ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sinuses which are surrounding the nose secrete mucus into the nose. This mucus triggers backward into the throat, and we end up swallowing it throughout the day. However, at night, it ends up collecting in the throat, and we can feel it when we wake up. This is k...  Read Full »

Why is my nose blocked even if I do not have a cold?

Query: Hi doctor, My nose is blocked without cold. I have phlegm at the back of my throat and I need to clear my throat often. I am experiencing this for five days now and I have trouble while breathing through the nose. I cannot go to the hospital now due to the pandemic. Before getting these symptoms, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha

General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a stuffy nose and it can occur due to allergies or common cold or due to infection related to sinusitis. The phlegm in the throat can occur due to postnasal drip. If you do not have a fever or facial tenderness or headache, then it can be noninfectious sinusiti...  Read Full »

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