Postnasal Drip is a common occurrence, affecting almost everyone at some point in their lives. The glands in our nose and throat continually produce mucus to:
- Fight infection
- Moisten nasal membranes
- Filter out foreign matter
we typically swallow the mucus without even realizing it.
When our body starts producing extra mucus, we might feel it accumulate in the back of our throat. one may also feel it dripping down the throat from our nose. This is called postnasal drip.
SYMPTOMS OF POSTNASAL DRIP
Common symptoms of postnasal drip include:
- Feeling that one need to constantly clear their throat or swallow
- Cough that’s worse at night
- Nausea from excess mucus moving into our stomach
- Sore, scratchy throat
- Bad breath
CAUSES OF POSTNASAL DRIP
Number of conditions can cause postnasal drip. Allergies are one of the most common. If one get tested for allergies, one can better avoid their triggers.
Another common cause is a deviated septum, which means that the thin wall of cartilage between nostrils (or septum) is displaced or leans to one side. This makes one nasal passage smaller, and can prevent proper mucus drainage, resulting in postnasal drip.
Other causes of postnasal drip include:
- Cold temperatures
- Viral infections resulting in the cold or flu
- Sinus infections
- Changes in the weather
- Dry air
- Spicy foods
- Certain medications, including some blood pressure and birth control prescriptions
In some cases, the problem causing postnasal drip is not excessive mucus, but our throat’s inability to clear it. Swallowing problems or gastric reflux can cause liquids to build up in our throat, which feels like postnasal drip.
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR POSTNASAL DRIP
KALI BICHROME :- Useful for post nasal drip when secreation are thick and ropy in nature.Useful when root of the nose and frontal sinuses are inflammed.
HYDRASTIS :- Useful for post nasal drip with thick,ropy and sticky secreation.There is irritation due to continuous feeling of mucus in the throat.There is lot of hawking in an attemot to expel the mucus.
CORALLIUM RUBRUM :- Useful for post nasal drip with abundant nasal catarrrah.There is accumulation of lot of mucus.Also useful for dry and spasmodic cough.
NATRUM CARB :- Useful for posterior nasal drip with thick hawking mucus from throat.Usefull for profuse discharge during day and stoop at night.There is dropping of mucus from throat to posterior nares.
RL 01 :- For Allergy, Nasal, Congestion Drops