3 Tips To Treating Post Nasal Drip
Any time the sinuses become infected or swollen they will begin to produce excess
mucus, when this happens, post nasal drip occurs. When this excess mucus begins to run down the back of the throat, the result is often a cough that usually worsens at night. This excess mucus can also cause ear or sinus infections.
There are several different common causes of post nasal drip, or PND. PND is often caused by a common cold, hay fever, sinusitis, or a bacterial infection.
Even the over use of nasal sprays can cause post nasal drip.
- When treating PND at home, it’s best to do all you can to keep the discharge as thin as possible and try to keep it from becoming sticky and thick.
- Be cautious about over using antibiotics. Many people are under the impression that antibiotics must be used if the discharge becomes green or yellow. This is simply not true.
- The video below discusses the possibility of post nasal drip being caused due to acid reflux problems from the stomach.The video contains a lot of information regarding this subject.
Not treating acid reflux properly can cause serious health issues and sometimes even cancer.If you are in doubt have your doctor check it out.
Are Tonsil Stones Caused by Post Nasal Drip?
When excess mucus reaches the tonsils after running down the back of the throat, it may be combined with small bits of food.
When you add an anaerobic bacterium to this mix, along with the calcification process, tonsil stones will undoubtedly develop.
PND is one of the key components of the formation of tonsilloliths.
Many people don’t realize that by cutting back on the intake of dairy products, the mucus production can be significantly reduced. Research has shown that 7 out of every 10 people are lactose intolorant and due to this the body produces mucus which runs down the back of the throat.
This mucus becomes trapped in the crevices on the surface of the tonsils and eventually calcifies and hardens as bacteria and bits of food also become trapped in the tonsil crypts.
Removing dairy from your diet can significantly reduce the risk of formation of tonsil stones and PND. Use these tips to get your post nasal drip under control and make it much easier to manage.