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Q. I have recurrent sinusitis with post nasal drip. How to get rid of it?

Answered by
Dr. Radhika Shukla
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 20, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jan 21, 2021

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 fever. Just the mucus is constantly running through the back of my throat. I had a scan that indicated inflamed sinusitis. Please help.

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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 known as a postnasal drip. To get rid of it, you need to take some medications and nose drops followed by steam inhalation. This will help drain your sinuses better and reduce the amount of secretions that are produced at night. The blocked sinuses may cause a headache.

You can take a tablet of Levocetirizine, one tablet at night for five days, Otrivin nasal drops (Xylometazoline) followed by steam inhalation via nose three times a day for five minutes. Also, take tablet Amboroxol one tablet three times a day for five days.

Follow up after five days.


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