Excess mucus can be caused by illnesses or other conditions such as allergies, the common cold, sinus infections, or flu. Nasal drainage may sometimes go away on its own or with the use of over-the-counter medications or at-home remedies. SFENTA can help patients determine the cause of nasal drainage and find a treatment method that works best for them. 

Nasal Drainage Treatment 

If your post-nasal drip persists and doesn’t respond to home remedies, you’ll want to see your SFENTA ear, nose, and throat doctor. Your physician will examine your nose, throat, and vocal cords with a thin, lighted microscope during your appointment. Depending on the findings of the exam, possible treatments include:

Medications

Certain over-the-counter medications can help patients find relief by drying up the excess mucus. These medications can also reduce inflammation and swelling in the nose. 

Allergy Treatments

If allergies are causing excess mucus, SFENTA offers allergy drops and shots to help reduce allergy symptoms or build a stronger tolerance to the allergen. 

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Balloon Sinuplasty

The sinuses can be the cause of your nasal drainage. If your sinuses have become blocked, balloon sinuplasty can be used to help open them and allow mucus to drain correctly.

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What is Post-Nasal Drip?

Every day, our bodies produce almost a quart of mucus a day. The nose and throat produce mucus to help keep certain areas of the nose moist and well, fight infections, and act as a filter. When you have an illness or allergies, your mucus can become thicker or build up. Usually we don’t detect mucus because it mixes with saliva and is swallowed. However, when there is an excess, it can begin to drip from the back of your nose down to the throat — resulting in post-nasal drip.

Symptoms of Post-Nasal Drip

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

About South Florida ENT Associates

SFENTA provides patients across South Florida with high-quality ENT care for a wide range of conditions. We offer each patient:

Patient-Centered Care

During your appointment, you will receive personalized care for your needs and symptoms.

Continuity of Care

We believe in comprehensive care that ensures all of your ENT symptoms are treated within our network.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

We have built a network of over 50 highly trained providers, ensuring there is no ENT condition we can’t help you find relief from.

The Trust and Security of a Community Staple

We’ve been helping patients across South Florida find relief for over 30 years.

Nasal Drainage FAQs

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.

Is post-nasal drip cause for alarm?

Post-nasal 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.

What causes post-nasal drip?

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

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

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