Acute Post-Nasal Drip, How do I get rid of it?

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qelery
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   Posted 7/16/2007 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
(If I didn't write anything clearly, please tell me)
I have two questions:
 
 
1.) It seems like everytime I use my neti pot I experince acute post-nasal drip for about 1-2 hours afterwards. I don't want to stop using the neti pot. Is the neti pot itself causing the post-nasal drip, or is the neti pot clearing my sinuses enough for the nasal drip to flow all the way through? If its the second problem, please read on.
 
 
2.) I've tried Claritin D, Zyrtec, and Neti pots on my allergies, they take care of EVERYTHING EXCEPT for the nasal drip. I take singing lessons and haven't been able to practice constistantly for the past month, because it sometimes leaves my throat sore. Sometimes people ask me "What's wrong?" because the mucus is making my voice weaker. The mucus doesn't flow thin like it should down my throat. It goes down in short, tiny globs every 30 seconds. Then my throat will get really dry afterwards (I've never coughed mucus back up). If i go to a doctor, is there a guarantee that they will be able to find a nasal spray or something that will work? I'm afraid because some people say they've had nasal drip for years. confused Would it be best to see an allergist or ENT?
 
 
 
Daily Routine:
 
9 AM- Neti Pot
10 AM- Zyrtec
5 PM- Claritin D
10 PM- Neti Pot
 
 
Allergies (the test scaled them from 1-6):
 
Dust/ Dust Mites: +6 Too severe to scale
Maple: .5
Dog: 1
 
(Not tested for food)
 
 
 

Red_34
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   Posted 7/16/2007 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to Healingwell :) I'm not quite sure what a Neti Pot is. But usually if you are having such difficulty with PND then yes, a call into an ENT might be in order. They have several prescription nasal sprays you can try or if you don't want to go that route, you can try a simple otc saline nose spray. This will help moisten your nasal passages and thin your PND.

But my curiosity is peaked........what is a Neti Pot? :)
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qelery
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   Posted 7/16/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the reply.

 
You fill the neti pot with water and a saline salt solution. You stick the end into the right nostril letting half the water/ snot drain out the left nostril, and then you do the other nostril. It cleans most of the mucus out so you can breath fully through your nose again. When I used it, it was the first time I had fully took a breath into my nose in 8 months.


Red_34
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   Posted 7/16/2007 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the info! Does it feel like you have that water up the nose feeling like when you go swimming? I also have horrible PND and many of the otc and even prescription allergy meds don't really help with that. I have used Nasonex not too long ago but I had to stop it after about 2 weeks because I was having an adverse reaction to it. I'm glad that the Netti Pot is helping you though.
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Secondary Raynauds Syndrome '04  - meds - Norvasc
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Severe seasonal allergies - meds - Allegra, Sudafed, Nasonex, Pantenol
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qelery
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   Posted 7/16/2007 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
No it shouldn't, unless you do it twice in a row, then it burns a little.

qelery
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   Posted 7/17/2007 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Without using the Neti pot, my nose is running this morning. This is the first time allergies made my nose run.

Marburg
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   Posted 7/27/2007 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes, a netipot can cause pnd for a few hours after using it.  It is designed to wash out the nasal passages and to loosen the mucus that gets really thick.  When the mucus is loosened it will start to drain.  Depending on how severe your symptoms this drainage can last a couple of hours.

That is what my experience has been.  I have chronic sinus infections which antibiotics do not adequately clear up.  I've taken to using a netipot frequently and my drainage is actually decreasing.

Marburg
qelery said...
(If I didn't write anything clearly, please tell me)
I have two questions:
 
 
1.) It seems like everytime I use my neti pot I experince acute post-nasal drip for about 1-2 hours afterwards. I don't want to stop using the neti pot. Is the neti pot itself causing the post-nasal drip, or is the neti pot clearing my sinuses enough for the nasal drip to flow all the way through? If its the second problem, please read on.
 
 
2.) I've tried Claritin D, Zyrtec, and Neti pots on my allergies, they take care of EVERYTHING EXCEPT for the nasal drip. I take singing lessons and haven't been able to practice constistantly for the past month, because it sometimes leaves my throat sore. Sometimes people ask me "What's wrong?" because the mucus is making my voice weaker. The mucus doesn't flow thin like it should down my throat. It goes down in short, tiny globs every 30 seconds. Then my throat will get really dry afterwards (I've never coughed mucus back up). If i go to a doctor, is there a guarantee that they will be able to find a nasal spray or something that will work? I'm afraid because some people say they've had nasal drip for years. confused Would it be best to see an allergist or ENT?
 
 
 
Daily Routine:
 
9 AM- Neti Pot
10 AM- Zyrtec
5 PM- Claritin D
10 PM- Neti Pot
 
 
Allergies (the test scaled them from 1-6):
 
Dust/ Dust Mites: +6 Too severe to scale
Maple: .5
Dog: 1
 
(Not tested for food)
 
 
 

JGMC
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   Posted 2/22/2011 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
qelery have you solved your problem?

Alcie
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   Posted 2/22/2011 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Netti pot - or any little teapot or even a small squirt bottle - is fine, but just salt water won't break down the bacteria's coating. You have to add a little surfactant (soap).

To 1 cup water (500 ml), add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp baby shampoo.

Only put enough in the pot for a single use, then wash and maybe even clean with a little bleach and rinse the pot. You've contaminated it by sticking it in your nose! You don't want to reinfect yourself!

If it's been going on long enough to form a plaque you have to use an antibiotic rinse.
Alcie
 
 

dragonfly137927
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   Posted 3/6/2011 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I use something similar to the neti pot I use the bottle flush one but the same solution and I squeeze it to deliver the solution and I use it more with colds even though I suffer from chronic PND. I also use benadryl at bedtime since it bothers me mroe so at night than durign the day
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