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Causes and Fixes for Postnasal Drip

Postnasal drip is a common health issue that many people experience at some point in their lives. It occurs when the glands in the throat and nose produce extra mucus. They build up in your throat and drip down from the nose. In addition, you can have some other symptoms like bad breath, a sore throat, nausea, or a cough. In this article, we will take a look at some common causes and fixes for postnasal drip.

5 Causes of Postnasal Drip

Hay Fever

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a common cause of postnasal drip. This is a form of inflammation occurring in the nose when the immune system overacts to harmless allergens in the air. In addition to postnasal drip, you might have other symptoms and signs, such as an itchy or runny nose, nasal congestion, or sneezing. Allergy testing can diagnose this cause. Positive results indicate that there might be an allergic trigger to the symptoms. Also, if you have a good response to medication treatments for allergic rhinitis, that can be a clear sign. [1]