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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How can I manage recurring dry cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from cough. It is not regular, but in the whole day, I might cough twice or thrice. It is not too harsh but my cough is dry, and there is no mucus in it. No fever, chest pain, fatigue or shortness of breath. I had a very bad cough a few days ago. And today when I consum...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems you have a chronic dry cough which is triggered by allergens and environmental irritants like smoke. This seems to be a dry cough associated with post-nasal drip. Do you have any sinus issues or allergic rhinitis or family history of asthma? What you can do is...  Read Full »

My voice is so hoarse I can barely speak. Please suggest a remedy.

Query: Hello doctor, Good day to you. I was having post nasal drip all last week. Yesterday, it was going away, but today I woke up and my voice is almost gone. I can barely speak. My throat does not hurt. It just feels a little scratchy, constant clearing of throat too and I have developed a cough now wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to have a typical case of laryngitis associated with viral infection. You should rest the voice, that is, speak less until you feel like the symptoms are resolving. Avoid throat clearing as it irritates the throat further and hinders healing. Steam inhalat...  Read Full »

I frequently have cold-like symptoms which are gone the next day. What is going on?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 17 year old male. I have been having some problems, like:sore throatnasal congestionpain in musclesclicking jointsThe problem is today I could feel sick like I have a cold and tomorrow I can feel normal like nothing happened. All the symptoms go away within a day and come within a d...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your symptoms, it seems like you suffer from post nasal drip frequently. It is commonly associated with sore throat and sinus congestion. When it occurs along with the symptoms you mentioned, it frequently points to allergies. For instance, recurrent exposure to...  Read Full »

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