Postnasal Drip: Causes and Solutions

Postnasal Drip: Causes and Solutions
Published on, 18 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Vidit Rohit Shah and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I've been experiencing persistent mucus in either my nose or throat for the past three years. What steps can I take to address this issue?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


That sounds like postnasal drip. Here's what you can do:

1. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

2. Reduce your intake of cold water and beverages.

3. Avoid spicy, oily, fried, and very hot foods.

4. Take walks in open air spaces.

5. Practice pranayama, yoga, or meditation regularly.

6. Wear a mask in crowded spaces and limit exposure to continuous air conditioning.


As for treatment, you can try the following:

1. Tab Levosiz M 0-0-1 for 10 days after dinner.

2. Cap ABFLO N 1-0-1 for 5 days after breakfast and after dinner.

3. Cap Pepcia D 1-0-0 for 5 days before breakfast.

4. Otrivin nasal drops: 3 drops in both nostrils twice a day for 5 days.




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