What is Post Nasal Drip?

Post Nasal Drip TreatmentIn an abbreviated form, Post Nasal Drip is also called PND. Post Nasal Drip is a condition where the nasal mucosa (mucous lining in the nasal cavity) releases access mucous, which if not expelled accumulates in the back of the nose or throat. The presence of mucus in abundance causes a feeling of dripping down the back of the throat, congestion in the throat, itching of the throat, coughing, and a constant need to clear the throat.

Nasal mucosa releases mucus to keep nasal cavities moist to trap foreign particles like dust, pollen and any other foreign matter. When foreign particles are not filtered through the nose and enters into the respiratory system they can cause severe respiratory problems. Mucus assists in combating such respiratory problems but when excess nasal mucosa is released it is called Post Nasal Drip or Upper Airway Cough Syndrome.

The accumulation of mucus in the back of the throat and nose may also cause swelling and bleeding in the nose (nasal cavity). A person suffering from Post Nasal Drip often feels the need to drain the excess mucus, which feels like they have a cold, but in fact, this is not cold.

Symptoms of Post Nasal Drip may include the following:

  • Excessive Coughing
  • A constant need to clear one’s throat
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • An excessively sore throat that is not caused by a cold
  • Nausea or vomiting

If Post Nasal Drip is left untreated, it could lead to other more serious conditions such as an ear infection or bronchitis.

A Person suffering from Post Nasal Drip may also complain about having Halitosis (bad breath) due to mucus being high in protein. Bad breath can be easily treated if it is caused by Post Nasal Drip. By controlling mucus production, bad breath is eliminated.

So it’s off to the bin I go with my bread… better luck next time for that cheese and tom!

breadspoThis morning’s rush to the bread bin reminded me of a not-so-healthy nasal passage condition I researched years ago and thought vital to share… mold and not just the cute, furry stuff that lines your damp pavements but rather the growing, tiny, mushroom-like structures which when given the right conditions, such as our moist and dark nasal passages can simply take over!

That’s right, the mold I noticed on my bread can actually find its way into the delicate nasal and sinus passages resulting in fungal sinusitis. Although curable, this is a persistent condition which is difficult to rid the body of entirely. This is because when mold propagates, it releases millions of tiny spore-like structures which attach themselves to the mucus linings with anchor-type root systems… you could picture them as weeds growing in your linings but at a rate much faster than the pesky weeds on your driveway.

It was found in a study done by the Mayo Clinic that there is a link between fungal sinusitis and chronic rhinosinusitis.

So what are the common symptoms you say? These include swelling, inflammation and edema of the membrane linings which can cause one to feel blocked or congested. As Fungal sinusitis is related to allergies, common allergy symptoms may also be present. Most of all chronic sinusitis symptoms may appear such as colored nasal mucus, pressure, sinus pain, drained and tired feelings, a lack of energy, post nasal drip, fevers or high body temperature, sneezing and excess fluid secretions.

Diagnosing fungal sinusitis is done with the help of a laboratory test whereby patients are tested for mycetoma, aspergilloma, fungal balls in the sinusitis, eosinophilic mucin sinusitis, saprophytic fungal growth and invasive fungal sinusitis. This test will confirm if fungal sinusitis is present or not.

So even though there’s no hope for my cheese and tom sandwich due to the state of my bread, it doesn’t mean fungus located in your nasal passages is not treatable. There are numerous treatments which may be offered. These include steroids, immunotherapy, anti-fungal agents and anti-inflammatory therapies however as mentioned earlier, fungus is majorly tricky to fully get rid of because of their pesky spores so the chances of it returning are pretty darn high.

And what of natural therapies? One such therapy currently on the market is the Sinus-Pro, Fungus Allergy Remedy; a homeopathic preparation which works from the inside out helping prevent and halt the growth of fungal spores in delicate linings whilst also treating any inflammation or swelling caused by the irrigation that these spores have caused. This then also assists the body in safely shedding the spores as they are unable to attach in the delicate linings. What’s best about this treatment is that it does not have any nasty side effects which one often hears of with steroid treatments. This remedy can be found online at http://www.sinus-pro.com/remedies/fungus.asp

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Pregnancy and Post Nasal Drip

Under normal circumstances, glands in the nose and the throat routinely produce one to two quarts of mucus per day. This mucus functions to moisten and clean the nasal membranes, humidifies air and traps and clears inhaled foreign particles. It is however excess mucus that can pose a problem as it can accumulate and cause a backward flow of mucus down the throat. Pregnant women are more susceptible to developing post nasal drip as a result of hormone fluctuations and will usually experience an uncomfortable condition of severe nasal congestion and rhinitis which can occur anytime during pregnancy and can last for the entire pregnancy.

Pregnancy and Post Nasal Drip

During the first trimester, women experience hormonal changes that can cause swelling of the linings of the nose. This can result in congestion that may lead to complete nasal obstruction in severe cases.

The symptoms may differ from one pregnant woman to another. Some may experience sneezing, coughing, a runny nose (Rhinorrhea), facial pressure and headaches. Treatment of post nasal drip during pregnancy will depend on the severity of the above mentioned symptoms, as any use of medication for treatment during pregnancy should be well researched and where necessary, advised by a Physician.

Alternatively, in order to reduce the swelling of the linings of the nose a saline nasal rinse can be performed using salt water to rinse the nose; this often helps pregnant women maintain open nasal airways.

A steamy shower room can help relieve congestion as the expectant mother feels the effects of steam inhalation; just ensure the water is not hot as it can burn the skin and at times steam may cause shortness of breath.

Sinus-Pro has a natural treatment for Post Nasal Drip during Pregnancy.