Postnasal drip making me crazy!

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hazelnut86
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   Posted 9/12/2014 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else have postnasal drip made worse by rain? it is so annoying it gives me anxiety - sometimes my throat gets scratchy and dry and freaks me out for some reason.
i'm taking zyrtec but not helping at all and doing nasal washes when i can.

any suggestions? i have an appt with an allergy doc on tuesday. they never do anything diff. though.

Alcie
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   Posted 9/12/2014 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, you're not nuts. (pun intended) I get more sinus drainage, moisture when there's humidity.

Have you tried something to dry up secretions? Something like Afrin or Neo-Synephrine?

Any other reason for the drip?

I'm thinking about the drip I've developed since landing on my head and crushing some vertebrae. I also had a difficult root canal in upper jaw that hasn't stopped hurting. I'm thinking about possible leaking spinal fluid - tastes salty.

Edit: I found some home tests for CSF and I'm not leaking. So maybe it's another sinus infection.

Post Edited (Alcie) : 9/14/2014 3:47:48 PM (GMT-6)


hazelnut86
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   Posted 9/18/2014 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I use zyrtec and nasacort. Spinal fluid? never heard of that leaking In your nose.

Alcie
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   Posted 9/25/2014 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Nose and ears too.

My doctor figured out yesterday my faucet nose was a bad sinus infection with Moraxella bacteria. It got worse and ended up with horrible sore throat, earache, lung involvement, fever. 1 doxycycline capsule got it under control in just a couple of hours. The first two prescriptions didn't touch this bug.

You probably don't have this or you'd be sick.

Razzle
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   Posted 9/27/2014 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Most likely fungal infection in the sinuses...an ENT or savvy Allergist may know more about this.
-Razzle

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Candy Dcosta
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   Posted 10/17/2014 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Drink lots of water to help keep the mucus as thin as possible. Inhaling steam can help clear nasal passages.
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