Post Nasal Drip

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Backdrip of mucus into my throat otherwise known was post-nasal drip describes the feeling of mucus or phlegm dripping down the back of the throat. This can often causing cough.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Fever

  • Headache

Possible causes

  • Sinusitis

    Infection of the sinuses, which are cavities around the nose. The infection can be acute (lasting about a week) or chronic (lasting for more than three months). It can be caused by viruses or bacteria.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Does fluid from the nose drip into your throat when you lie back (post-nasal drip)?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have a sore throat?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Do you have phlegm?

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