Is Post-Nasal Drip Making Your Life Miserable?
Post-nasal drip affects thousands of Americans each and every year, making it one of the most common nasal conditions within North America.
Post-nasal drip occurs when mucus builds up in the back of the nose and throat. Post-nasal drip is not a medical condition, but it may be a symptom of another medical condition that causes excessive mucus production such as:
The excess mucus production that causes post-nasal drip can be triggered by a variety of circumstances which include:
- Sinus infection or sinusitis
- Object stuck in the nose (more common in children)
- Certain medications
- Deviated septum
- Changing weather
- Certain foods
- Fumes (chemicals, perfumes, cleaning products, smoke, or other irritants)
Where Can Houston Residents Treat Post-Nasal Drip?
Since post-nasal drip can be caused by various medical conditions, treatment for post-nasal drip depends on the cause of the problem. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. However, green or yellow mucus is not necessarily proof of a bacterial infection. It is due to such uncertainty that the intervention of medical expertise is warranted.
If you have post-nasal drip, learn more about whether allergies are the cause or not, and what treatment options may be right for you. Our experienced ENT doctor specializes in sinus and allergy treatment, nasal polyps removal, and can help you find the relief you need. So book an assessment with us or contact our office.