Green Tea to Ease Post Nasal Drip (LPR)

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Thomas P
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   Posted 1/9/2014 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
My initial and main symptom was throat clearing and coughing up white sputum. I was diagnosed with GERD and put on PPIs. The PPIs cured by throat clearing but gave me chest pain. Reducing the dose of PPI, my chest pain eased but also my throat clearing came back.

Recently I've found that drinking hot green tea really helps.

Has anyone else had a similar experience?

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   Posted 1/9/2014 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Thomas.

Any nice hot drink will help thin mucus. For the night, you might try Mucinex 12 hour. Do not break the tablets. They are time-release.

A saline sinus wash is useful for removing thick gunk. I like the larger bottles. Follow the directions. Use only distilled water to avoid brain eating ameba. The large bottles take about 1/2 tsp salt and a pinch of baking soda, or buy the salt packs that are appropriate for your bottle.

Netti pots (just a small teapot) don't provide the pressure that the bottles do. They might be OK for some, but I've had sinus surgery and appreciate the stronger wash.

This is only for mucus production in the upper areas of nose and sinuses. It will not help problems caused by reflux. I highly recommend you see your gastroenterologist to see if changing medicines will help. you may have less trouble with a different product.
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