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How do you stop nasal drainage into the throat My throat ...

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How do you stop nasal drainage into the throat? My throat is very irritated and I believe it has to do with sinus drainage.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Steve -- a.k.a. Oreport replied 10 years ago.

Drainage from the sinuses into the throat (a.k.a. postnasal drip) is very common -- and very annoying.

Treatment will very somewhat depending on the cause. Standard treatments include:

1.) Reducing secretions production with an over-the-counter antihistamine -- such as Benadryl.

2.) Thinning secretions (to make them easier to clear) using an over-the-counter expectorant -- such as Mucinex.

3.) Flushing secretions by irrigating -- usually with a saltwater solution.

Be sure to see a doctor if your symptoms include fever and/or headache -- or, if they do not improve with home therapy.

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