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I have been constantly clearing my throat for about 9

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I have been constantly clearing my throat for about 9 months. Today is especially bad, doing it nonstop. I have been on Zyrtec and montelukast, but it is not working. I asked my doctor to change my blood pressure medication, but the throat clearing is still very bad. I live in Virginia, and had no problems with the throat clearing for a month when I was in New York and Vermont. Please help me.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

It seems the environmental changes are not suiting you well.

The allergens density in the air can cause persistent post nasal drip.

You will need to use a nasal steroid spray daily with your claritin and montelukast for better action.

Flonase nasal spray is over the counter nowadays.

You can get it from CVS pharmacy and use 2 sprays each nostril twice daily morning and evenings.

This should help relieving your symptoms over a week or so

I will suggest you to see an allergy specialist for allergy testing also.

Best wishes,

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