Can you have post nasal drip but with dry nose?

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I always thought that post nasal drip is caused by excessive mucus buildup in your nose, that drip down your throat. However, in my case I have constant gluey mucus stuck at my nasopharynx, behind the soft palate where my nose meets my throat. So I believe it’s post nasal drip since it’s at the very upper part of my pharynx. But my nostrils are very dry with no snot coming out at all. I have no runny nose, no sneezing, etc, which means there’s nothing to do with “excessive mucus”.

It’s ruining my life, whenever I swallow my salive ir drink water it feels really uncomfortable like something’s stuck there.

So the question is, is it possible for people to have post nasal drip sensation even though the nasal passages are very dry? Anyone have had the same problem as I do?

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    Yes, a very good descrition of how I feel.  I almost wish for hayfever so my nose gets some ue!! I have just started Montelukast from the Doctor which is helping to dry up the mucus. This after pestering the Doc for several years and trying other various nasal drops , inhalers etc. I gave up dairy milk long ago as that increases the mucus but I still need to pull it down after it presses at the top of the soft palate and then it is so thick I have to cut it with my teeth. I have read up on EMPTY NOSE SYNDROME epecially the article from Medical News Today which is very clear.but that does not seem to apply. The ENT consultants attitude was slilly old woman of course we produce mucus as part of the digestive process just swallow it.
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      Hi Jomary, I don’t believe there’s anything to do with ENS, and I have never had any nasal surgery before, have you?

      Also I know diary triggers excessive mucus, but in our cases obviously there’s no “excessive” mucus since we don’t have anything in our nasal passages. So I’m supposing that it’s not the amount of the mucus, it’s dryness that makes the mucus too sticky to go down or come out of your nose. It’s just my guess I’m not sure. I know there are people added moist to there nose by using some kind of natural nasal spray and that somehow reduced the post nasal drip.

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    I have both. top is dry, bottoms drips even get crusting.

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    i have post nasal drip with dry nose ..

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