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hello i have question. i have mucos runing from my nose down to my throat all the time. some times it is too havy this is only left side .when i eat it get worst.but it is more in the morning and evening after. when
i eat some thing i have to coughing to get all the mucos out to my throat. some times like 5 0r 6 pm i feal like i am going to get cold and fever but i dont get it i used all kinds of allergies medesine antibioticos but still the same . can you help me thank you bye..


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replied March 6th, 2011
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A20402
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem to be having post nasal drip or known as PND for short. Post-nasal drip (PND) occurs when excessive mucus is produced by the sinuses. The excess mucus accumulates in the throat or back of the nose. It can be caused by rhinitis (allergic or non-allergic), sinusitis (acute or chronic), laryngopharyngeal acid reflux (with or without heartburn), or by a disorder of swallowing (such as an esophageal motility disorder). It is frequently caused by allergies, which may be seasonal or persistent through the year, depending on the allergen(s) involved. Mucus feeling in the back of the throat, congestion in the nasal and sinus passages, snorting to clear mucus from the sinuses that cannot otherwise be cleared by blowing one's nose and vomiting due to excessive mucus in stomach are the common complaints of the patient who suffers from the post nasal drip. Treatment may include antibiotics, nasal irrigation, acid control medication, allergy medication, and/or minor surgery. Allergy medications include antihistamines, decongestants, nasal steroids, nasal crolom, or combinations of these. Reduced contact with allergens is important when possible. Allergy injections may be used for long term relief when allergy is the cause. Oral steroids may be prescribed for short-term usage, but repeated or extended use may cause serious harmful side effects.
You must consult your doctor for the definitive diagnosis and treatment as the same cannot be made online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.



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