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Symptoms of Postnasal drip

Symptoms of Postnasal drip: Introduction

Symptoms of postnasal drip can vary in intensity, frequency, and duration among individuals. Symptoms can be minimal and include mild congestion of the nose or sinuses, a feeling of mucus or tickling in the back of the throat, clearing the throat, and a frequent need to spit.

Symptoms can also be more severe and include sore throat, coughing or snorting to clear the throat, difficulty breathing and nausea and vomiting due to accumulation of mucus in the stomach.

Complications of postnasal drip include the development of bad breath (halitosis), chronic sore throat, chronic cough, and the development of masses on the tonsils.

Symptoms that can accompany postnasal drip due to allergic rhinitis include itching, sneezing, impaired smell and taste, headache, a plugged feeling in ears, under-eye puffiness, fatigue, and a spacey "head-in-the-clouds" feeling.

Symptoms that can accompany postnasal drip due to sinusitis include fever, headache, stuffy nose, and difficulty breathing. Pain or pressure in the face or area in and around the eyes is common. There also can be fatigue and swelling around the nose and eyes and eyelids. Pain and headache may be worse when bending over or lying down. Symptoms can also resemble a toothache in the upper jaw....more about Postnasal drip »

Symptoms of Postnasal drip

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Postnasal drip includes the 5 symptoms listed below:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Postnasal drip. This signs and symptoms information for Postnasal drip has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Postnasal drip signs or Postnasal drip symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Postnasal drip may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Postnasal drip symptoms.


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