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Symptoms

  • Chronic throat clearing
  • A cough that worsens at night
  • The sensation of mucus dripping down your throat
  • Sore and scratchy throat
  • Bad breath

What causes postnasal drip?

The sensation of postnasal drip can develop due to excess mucus production, throat irritation or thickened mucus. The most common conditions associated with postnasal drip include:

  • Allergies
  • A deviated septum
  • Viral and sinus infections
  • Weather changes
  • Pregnancy

Quick fact: Why does the body produce so much mucus?

Your nose and throat produce mucus around-the-clock to moisten the nasal membranes, filter foreign particles and help your body fight infections.

Post Nasal Drip Treatment Miami

Improve your symptoms with lifestyle changes

Acid reflux is a condition that can be very receptive to lifestyle changes. Many of our patients are able to control their symptoms by:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Avoiding “trigger foods” such as tomatoes, alcohol and chocolate
  • Remaining upright for three hours after eating
  • Eating smaller, more frequent meals
  • Elevating the head of the bed

When to see an ENT for your postnasal drip

If your postnasal drip persists and does not respond to home remedies, you’ll want to see your SFENTA ear, nose and throat doctor. During your appointment, your physician will examine your nose, throat and vocal cords with a thin, lighted microscope. Depending on the findings of the exam, possible treatments include:

  • A round of antibiotics
  • Allergy shots and medications
  • Medications for acid reflux
  • Surgery for sinus disease

Contact SFENTA Today

Postnasal drip is one of the most common complaints ENT doctors hear – and fortunately, it’s a treatable problem. Contact SFENTA today and let our experienced ear, nose and throat specialists help you relieve your symptoms.

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