Post nasal drip occurs when the sinuses create too much mucus, causing a build up in the back of the nose and throat 12. If it is excessive, it can lead to discomfort, tickling in the throat, spitting of mucus, bad breath and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Caused by colds, allergies or sinus infections, nausea as a result of post nasal drip can be treated by targeting the post nasal drip itself 12. Antacids and other anti-nausea medication can work for the time being, but they will not treat the problem itself.
If you are experiencing serious medical symptoms, seek emergency treatment immediately.
Treat the problem by applying a home remedy to your nose. Mix 1/2 tsp. of salt, warm water and 1 tbsp. of baking soda. Place this into a sinus bulb or syringe. Blow your nose until you feel you cannot get any more mucus out. Squirt this solution into each nostril three or four times. Blow your nose again. This should help clear the mucus and cut down on your nausea. You can also turn a humidifier on while you sleep to help promote clarity in your sinuses.
- Treat the problem by applying a home remedy to your nose.
- Blow your nose until you feel you cannot get any more mucus out.
Things to Avoid
How to Stop a Post Nasal Drip Cough
While suffering from allergies or sinus related issues, it is a good idea to stay away from lactose and sugar as this can coat the throat and multiply the mucus. Decongestants may be used in order to clear up the mucus temporarily, but do not become reliant on them as they can have adverse effects including swelling of the nasal passages and dependency on the products.
Antacids and Anti Nausea Medication
For temporary relief of nausea, take over the counter antacids or anti nausea medication. If the problem gets worse, you can make an appointment with your doctor and he can prescribe you a prescription strength anti nausea medication. These medications will work short term, but will not clear up the problem. In order to fully solve the issue, you need to work with your doctor to clear up your post nasal drip 12.
- For temporary relief of nausea, take over the counter antacids or anti nausea medication.
- If the problem gets worse, you can make an appointment with your doctor and he can prescribe you a prescription strength anti nausea medication.
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