Flonase for post nasal drip

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Avatar_f_tn I also had congestion and was prescribed flonase which helped but I occasionally still got congested. My main problem is post nasal drip. I don't have the regular itchy throat or runny nose but post nasal drip is killing me. The mucus feels like its just stuck in the back of my throat and makes me sick to my stomach. I was also prescribed astelin nasal spray and it helped some but I still get post nasal drip. Is there any other medication out there that would help?
Avatar_n_tn i went to a neurologist to see if there was something wrong in my brain, that came back negative. then it was said that i have post nasal drip. i take rhinacort nasal spray and that does not seem to do anythng. now i have this lump in my throat, by the way i went to a gasteroligist and had a bareum sallow test and they found nothing there which leads me to believe that it is my post nasal drip making this happen, possibly irritating my throat and making it feel as though there is a lump.
Avatar_n_tn My doctor put me on amoxicillin which slowly helped. A few days after I finished the ten day treatment, my post-nasal drip and sore throat came back. It lasted 2-3 days, then went away. A few days later, it was back, and worse. I went to the doctor again, who said it looked like I had a throat abcess. He gave me omnicef and medrol pack. The sore throat and post-nasal drip got better after those meds, and again, a few days after I finished them, it was back.
Avatar_n_tn Does this go on forever? I have had thick constant post nasal drip for weeks now. This is dreadful. It sits in the back of my throat and won't move. I'm a singer and now can't perform.In the past I've had thin secretions and only when I have been sick or exhausted. I was a smoker for many years but quit 8 years ago but had a "slip" for about two months from extreme stress and started again. I never hydrated myself much at all with water. I went to an ENT...
Avatar_n_tn I have invented the cure for sinusitis, which will get rid of your nasal drip, which may end your chronic throat infection, if that's what you have. However, it involves bending over to get the saline in ALL of your sinuses, which I would not recommend in your condition. Unless you have someone to assist you, and do it outside of the recommended shower. It's risky, but probably not as risky as starving to death. The instructions are called Flip-Turn Sinus Flush on My Journal (friggy).
232690_tn?1189759429 I was prescribed Flonase and an over the counter antihistamine when I came in with a chronic sore throat, occasional tonsil stone and post nasal drip. The doctor did a visual inspection and I had nasal polyps. The pain moves around from the base of my nasopharynx, throat, and occasionally in the laryngopharynx. It's lasted about 2 years. A few weeks before I got the chronic sore throat, I had a 3 day-long flu with fever and rash on my chest for a few days. I decided to get a full panel STD test.
Avatar_n_tn I have this problem with gagging, what seems to be caused by post nasal drip. When i wake up i tend to have a dry mucus build up in the post nasal area of my throat. The thing is when i gagg, trying to free the mucus from my throat, nothing seems to loosen up, which makes me have this feeling of vomiting. These symptoms are 10 fold when i am in any social situation, or have to tend to any type of stressfull situation.
Avatar_n_tn That you have asthma increases the likelihood that you also have rhinitis (nasal inflammation) and/or sinusitis. Having had a normal chest X-ray the first time around is good news and assuming that the recurrence is the same type of illness, it is likely that your X-ray would be normal but, to be on the safe side, especially with your history of smoke and daily use of pot, you should probably have another Chest X-ray.
Avatar_n_tn Everyone of you should at least try Colodial Silver spray or drops. It works for me when my post nasal drip gets overwhelming. I purchased mine at a health food store. They offer drops or one with a nasal spray attachment. Please read up on it. Very interesting stuff.
Avatar_f_tn This morning(thursday), I woke up with a sore throat (post nasal drip). I have been getting sinus infections about every other month. My ENT told me that I should be on Flonase all of the time, but my nose has been so dry, that when I blow it, there is a little bit of blood in the tissue. I have no allergies, but my nasal passageways seem to be inflamed. I havent taken the Flonase in over a month now.
Avatar_n_tn Looks like you have developed a sinus infection which has progressed to a throat infection as well. Sinus infections cause a post nasal drip where secretions from the nose go backward into the throat and irritate. You will need to consult your primary care physician for proper clinical assessment. In the meantime for relief from your symptoms you could do warm salt gargles and take OTC antihistamines. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
988694_tn?1332363079 When I started to take the birth control my hypo symptoms got better, including my post nasal drip. I had a septum surgery to improve breathing but my post nasal drip got so bad after that I can not exercise like a normal person. Winter is horrible for me. It is me and tissue everywhere. I sneeze and have a lot of crusting. I have no allergies (I have been tested) and ENT says the dryness produce the excess of mucus. But where is all this dryness coming from? Is it my thyroid?
Avatar_m_tn In the beginning it was mainly chest tightness but now it's developed into post nasal drip which triggers the shortness of breath. I attempted a 5 minute jog + 1 minute of sprinting a few weeks ago and I was on my floor with the nebulizer fighting to breath. All blood work and scans suggest no serious problems. I don't have polyps or anything else that would explain this better.
Avatar_n_tn There are many reasons for post nasal drip and tinnitus. If your nose is still running, could it be sinusitis? Do notice any weird smells from your nose? Headaches? A chronic sinus infection will cause post nasal drip. But it could be that one month with Flonase isn't long enough to get your symptoms under control. I would say 2 months would be more reasonable to decide if there is something else. this type of therapy takes a while for things to set in.
Avatar_n_tn I have been having such bad congestion, especially at night and post nasal drip. ENT said looks like polyp tissue starting to re-grow. GREAT! So I took the 6 day prednisone pack which was great, could smell again for 7 days, along with Leviquin for 14 days. As soon as I was off the prednisone the congestion came back. Now the DR wants me back on Leviquin for another 10 days. Not real happy about this. I also use Flonase everyday and saline nasal spray 5 times a day.
464237_tn?1315674393 The pain went away within two hours yesterday after shots buit woke up this morning and pain is back as well as the post nasal drip. The doctor also prescribed me Flonase nasal spray for the infection but I read the info on it and it says do not take if you have an infection because it is a steroid and it lowers the immune systom. So I'm terrified to use it because I don't want the infection to get even worse. How is it ok to use flonase for bacterial infection?
Avatar_m_tn Has anyone ever dealt with a chronic case of Post Nasal Drip? I've had it since high school, and it started to really kick in around Junior year when that condition started to make my breath smell like ****, really ruined my confidence and self-esteem. I've talked to my ENT and doctor, both of them have no clue about my condition. Instead, my doctor told me to use a nasal irrigator and an antihistamine, both of which had no effect.
Avatar_n_tn Prior to that, I'd had some issues with post nasal drip and dizziness over the years. Flonase worked wonders for that. When I came down with this infection, the flonase did nothing for me. I never 'overused' flonase, and in fact, I would take breaks from it, so it doesn't seem like I should've been resistant to it. Since this infection, I have never been the same.
Avatar_n_tn I have been to an ENT, no concern apparently for a CT scan. I have been to an allergist and he seems to think that my nasal area is being compromised by "something"...possibly chemicals??????????? I will post any further info and wish us all luck in finding the never ending solution.
Avatar_n_tn I have had postnasal drip for 7 years. My ENT tried Flonase, Astelin and Allegra-d. Now she says that surgery is my next option. I decided to try nasal irrigation. I used a baby aspirator and did it exactly as shown on a website. When I pumped the solution into my one nostril, it did not come out the other side as the website said it should. Am I doing something wrong? Also, how long does it usually take to see results?
Avatar_n_tn My allergist, after identifying my allergens, has been treating me with Flonase, Claritin, saline nasal wash, and Advair (to treat irritation from my frequent coughing due to chronic post nasal drip). All taken on a daily basis. I also started allergy shots in March of 2004 which I realize may take a year or more before they help. I do not have asthma, I've passed four tests given by my primary care MD and my allergist. CT scans done in December 2003 revealed blockages in all sinus cavities.
Avatar_n_tn My stuffy nose doesn't really affect my sleep or my daily life but its just a little annoying. Also with this stuffed nose it seems I have some post nasal drip, causing me to clear my throat once in a while. About 4 weeks ago I found small lymph node in my neck and then I consulted my girlfriend's mom, who is a nurse practioner and she said it sounds like chronic sinusitis. She prescribed me amoxicillin for 9 days but it didn't do much except make the lymph node get much smaller.
464237_tn?1315674393 The pain went away within two hours yesterday after shots buit woke up this morning and pain is back as well as the post nasal drip. The doctor also prescribed me Flonase nasal spray for the infection but I read the info on it and it says do not take if you have an infection because it is a steroid and it lowers the immune systom. So I'm terrified to use it because I don't want the infection to get even worse. How is it ok to use flonase for bacterial infection?
Avatar_f_tn I have an extremely clean house due to my dad's type a personality and I always take my medicine which consists of Flonase, Advair for my severe asthma, and Zyrtec (any other allergy medicine does not work and Benadryl makes too drowsy to take it on a regular basis). Moreover, I have severe asthma and play varsity soccer and am outside everyday.
Avatar_f_tn He does not think this is allergy-related (he never gets congestion, sneezing, post-nasal drip, ect. Hx of exercised-induced asthma (no asthma problems otherwise). No sig. med hx. Alt. approaches tried(no help) He's left the state to deduct any environmental allergies/causes. He's now off of Aug & weening off Pred as he's not cont. to feel improvement & trying to build his immune system back up. He's on probiotics.
Avatar_f_tn I am not a doctor, but it sounds to me like allergies that are causing post nasal drip to bother your throat. I had the prick testing done last year and am allergic to everything but horses and feathers. Sudafed does not cut it for me at all. It is possible you need a stronger med like Claritin combined with an antihistamine like Benadryl. I take both of those daily to help take the edge off my allergies. If not, I get a bugger of a sinus infection!. A question...
Avatar_n_tn I also have post nasal drip and heartburn/acid reflux. The Dr put me on Flonase, Asmanex and Prevacid. My question is, can post nasal drip and heartburn/acid reflux cause a chronic cough? I ask because I have been coughing since September. And once I get everything under control will this chest pain go away? Thank you.
Avatar_f_tn We took him to the doctor and she immediately suspected post-nasal drip (allergies), so tried him on daily Claritin and Flonase. After 4 weeks there's been no improvement. He was back to the doctor yesterday for a follow up, and she checked first for signs of PND and there is none. So it's definitely not PND causing the noise. She listened to his chest and said there is a definite wheeze there, that it could be asthma.