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Postnasal Drip

Postnasal drip is a common symptom of both rhinitis and sinusitis that is often difficult to treat. You experience postnasal drip when the mucus draining from your nose into your throat is thicker or thinner than normal.

Postnasal drip might also cause a sore throat and persistent coughing. It commonly gets worse at night, disrupting your sleep. When you cannot breathe well due to postnasal drip, it affects your daily activities and quality of life.

Postnasal drip may or may not be related to allergies. Colds or strep throat commonly cause postnasal drip for a short time. People who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may have excess mucus due to irritation in their throat. Structural abnormalities in your nose or sinuses can also cause chronic postnasal drip.

If you are experiencing postnasal drip for an extended period of time, Indiana University Health physicians can help you find the cause and develop a treatment plan to fit your needs. We give you access to experts who can help you, no matter the cause of your condition. Our physicians use advanced diagnostic techniques to uncover the causes behind your postnasal drip and create a personalized treatment plan to control it as well as any other allergy symptoms you are experiencing.

Treatment for postnasal drip caused by allergies requires a comprehensive approach. You need to use a combination of medicines and avoidance of allergens to best control your postnasal drip. We provide comprehensive education on reducing your exposure to triggers and how to use your medicines in a safe and effective way.

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Postnasal Drip Treatment Information

IU Health physicians understand how postnasal drip disrupts your life and strive to find and control the causes behind it by using the followings services:


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Postnasal Drip Support Services

Postnasal drip can disrupt your daily activities as well as your sleep. Learn more about what may be causing your postnasal drip at the website below.