Post-nasal drip also termed upper airway cough syndrome, occurs when excessive mucus is produced by the nasal mucosa. The excess mucus accumulates in the throat or back of the nose. It is caused by rhinitis, sinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or by a disorder of swallowing such as an esophageal motility disorder. It is frequently caused by an allergy, which may be seasonal or persistent throughout the year.
HOW IS POSTNASAL DRIP DIAGNOSED?
If your condition is severe, it is advisable to consult with an ENT specialist to have the condition accurately diagnosed. The doctor will hear you out on the symptoms and other details required for making the assessment and also conduct a physical examination to make a diagnosis.
HOW IS POSTNASAL DRIP TREATED?
Medication usually helps in treating Post Nasal Drip. However, home remedies like inhaling steam also helps in treating Post Nasal Drip.
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Other home mercies implemented here include keeping head up and doing breathing exercises.