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Finding a post nasal treatment that works is so crucial especially if you tend to suffer on a regular basis as I use to. I still have post nasal drip but find I don't suffer as much. It's really no fun at all which can also lead to sore throat, a lost voice or stomach pain, which I have all experienced.
That's why I wanted to share three treatments for post nasal drip that have worked for me.
Omg! Using a neti pot is a must for post nasal drip treatment. I have one and have been using one (not the same one...haha) for the past 8 years or so.
The very first time that I tried one, it just didn't work for me but after my allergist suggested and highly recommended that I use one, I figured I would it give it a try again.
It's the best thing! It literally flushes all of the mucus out of my sinuses assisting with the removal of more mucus which helps get rid of the cough.
Once you get over how funny it feels and realizes that it is actually beneficial, you'll be using yours all of the time as well.
These neti pot tips may help. Go get a neti!
The antihistamine works really well for my post nasal drip treatment because it helps to stop the histamine from being released in my body.
And histamine is what causes the sneezing and the excess mucus in the first place. So if I can put my histamine in check, it allows for my body to not produce excess mucus which is what causes the post nasal drip in the first place.
I sometimes take two, one in the morning and one at night, recommended by my physician. It is typically a second generation antihistamine in the morning and then a first generation antihistamine at night.
I find that this helps tremendously with keeping my mucus production down.
Ok, so let me tell you...a decongestant for a post nasal drip treatment is awesome when you just needs something extra to help expel the mucus out because at the end of the day that is exactly what you want -- the mucus to come out.
You're tired of not being able to breathe and tired of having that scratchy feeling in your throat and you just want some relief!!
My favorite natural nasal spray decongestant is Xylitol. I love it because it is non habit forming and works wonders for me. My kids uses it as well. It literally opens up my nasal air passages without having that medicine feel.
I'll also use Mucinex-D which helps tremendously with post nasal drip treatment.
So, I have bonus tip for you. The tip is to look at what you're eating. What you're eating could be causing you to have constant post nasal drip.
You could have a food allergy or intolerance which could be causing excess histamine to be released in your body that ultimately causes excess mucus production which is what happens to me.
There's many foods that I have either an intolerance towards or slight allergy so it's important for me to ensure that I either limit or rid them from my diet so that I am not constantly having excess histamine being released in my body.
I hope this helps. Please share your thoughts.