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.
Avatar m tn Unlike the colds of the past, where the symptoms almost always would be a massive sore throat that would last for a couple of days, followed by nasal congestion, post nasal drip, yellow and green mucus drainage, and that incessant cough, this year has seen all the above along with chest congestion. It's hard to sleep at night, because the chest congestion builds up and I have to get up and cough my head off to get all the congestion out.
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 f tn But prior to that - for past few weeks I've had nonstop post nasal drip. Now my jaws top and bottom get achy at times and It sometimes travels down my neck. My throat feels irritated and when I eat it feels like a lump or tight. The thyroid is not causing this. I started Flonase a few days ago and Allegra. My question is should I be worried that it's throat cancer or something serious. I would think having 2 thyroid ultrasounds something would be seen. Also no swollen glands or lymph nodes.
Avatar dr m tn For many people with obstructive sleep apnea, nasal congestion and chronic sinus infections are a common problem. Nasal irrigation with saline is a natural way of clearing nasal and sinus passageways. The Neti-Pot is a yogic variation of saline irrigation that became much more popular after Oprah's recommendation. Many of my patients that have tried this method report good results, with better breathing and less sinus pressure and headaches.
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.
Avatar f tn I have it checked every 6 months) But the past year I have been dealing with constant congestion and post nasal drip, change in voice (hoarseness) which are new symptoms and for the past 3 months I have feel like I have a lump in my throat, and ears have been hurting, as well as the sides of my neck, along with a little cough.
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 had a bad post nasal drip, and although the sinus didn't feel blocked, XRays showed it was. I was experiencing facial tightness and tingling sensation around the same time as my sinus issues started. It was also a highly stressful period in my life. I had multiple courses of steroids, antibiotics, over the counter medication, the sinus issue remains.