Post-Nasal Drip


Post nasal drip is a condition in which exuberant amount of mucus is produced by nasal mucosa. This excess of mucus gets accumulated in the region of the back of nose and runs down the throat. It is a normal physiological process when the amounts of mucus produced is under control.



Post nasal dripping may be caused by a number of reasons. Some of them are:

  • Flu

  • Common cold

  • Seasonal allergies

  • Sinusitis

  • Pregnancy

  • Nasal obstruction by a foreign body



Post nasal drip causes an unpleasant feeling in throat, often associated with cough. It also creates a feeling of sore throat.

It may also affect the ear, as ear is connected to the back of nose through the Eustachian tube.



Treatment depends on the underlying cause. It may include:

  • Antibiotics

  • Decongestants

  • Nasal irrigation

  • Sinus massage

  • Medication for allergy