What is the difference between nasal drip and post-nasal drip?
Sometimes the extra mucus exits through your nostrils, resulting in a runny nose. When the mucus drips down the back of your nose down into your throat, though, it’s known as post-nasal drip.
What is posterior rhinorrhea?
Definition. Excessive mucous secretion in the back of the nasal cavity or throat, causing sore throat and/or coughing. It is usually due to allergic rhinitis or a cold. [ from NCI]
Is rhinorrhea the same as nasal congestion?
A runny nose is excess nasal drainage. It may be a thin clear fluid, thick mucus or something in between. The drainage may run out of your nose, down the back of your throat or both. The terms “rhinorrhea” and “rhinitis” are often used to refer to a runny nose.
What is the quickest way to get rid of post nasal drip?
A simple way to thin it out is to drink more water. Other methods you can try include: Take a medication such as guaifenesin (Mucinex). Use saline nasal sprays or irrigation , like a neti pot, to flush mucus, bacteria, allergens, and other irritating things out of the sinuses.
Is there another name for post-nasal drip?
Post-nasal drip (PND), also known as upper airway cough syndrome (UACS), occurs when excessive mucus is produced by the nasal mucosa.
Does post-nasal drip cause phlegm?
It drips down the back of your nose into the back of your throat, mixes with saliva, and is swallowed without you noticing it. However, post nasal drip can cause mucus to build up or become thicker than normal, and you may notice an irritating feeling of it dripping down the back of your throat.
What is chronic rhinorrhea?
Chronic rhinorrhea is the medical term for a runny nose. Fluid, called mucus, that drains from the nose may be either intermittent or constant, and the mucus may present as either clear or thick. Mucus is essential in keeping the nasal area moist. Naturally, it drains down the throat and is swallowed.
Why do I have post nasal drip everyday?
It can happen for a number of reasons: allergies, viral infections (including the common cold), sinus infections, irritants in the air (such as fumes or dust). Less common causes include something stuck inside the nose (common in small children), pregnancy, and certain medications.