Post nasal drip

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I was told by the doctor i have post nasal drip i have slight nose mucus and phlem in the morning and cough up phlem and constently clearing throat or coughing throughout the day its been 6 weeks now should it of cleared now or how long does it last

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    Suggest seeing another doctor who can at least speculate on what is causing it. For throat some doctors will prescribe something like Mucinex which breaks up mucus which may be affecting your vocal cords however there are many potential causes. Might just be rhinitis (hopefully you don't smoke as this causes it sometimes) or allergies or sinusitis. Many potential causes and your doctor should be able to work with you to try to isolate the cause.

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      Thanks for the advice i will mention it to doctor had a couple of colds over christmas so maybe viral infection but could be GERD as i get heartburn but also have health anxiety hence the worry about cough (lung cancer) but dont cough lying down or sleeping
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      If GERD there is medication for that in addition to eating 3 hours at least before bed etc. Sometimes a bad cold can turn into chronic sinusitis (main symptom post nasal drip). It did for me years ago. Good luck and try not to worry. Sometimes spring and warmer weather/sunshine helps on its own.
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    I have been suffering from what I now realise is PND for 20 years. It was then a homoeopath suggesting replacing cows milk with soya and this hlped to some extent. In the last 6 years it has got much worse.The worse thing I find is that the mucus build up does not automatically go down the throat but the pressure on the soft palette at the top of the mouth requires me to  keep sucking or drawing the mucus down. I then want to spit out , but if |I swallow it sticks in my throat and takes ages to clear.As this by-passes the nose my nostrils are always dry and itchy.  My doctor is now helping  me work out a solution and at present I have nasal drops to put in twice a day with my head upside down and also a steroid inhaler which just makes me cough. Anti- histamines did not make a difference but in the last few days I have tried to reduce even the soya intake - cutting out the soy yoghurt at breakfast which seems to be helping. I am trying to convert to lemon and ginger tea as I uinderstand the ginger is helpful - but enthusiasm wains. Will also try other millk alternatives in tea - I use a 70% green with 30% bakck blend-but cannot cope with tea tasting like coconut or marzipan. WIll try the rice milk and oat milk next. Any ideas please?
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