Post nasal drip always tend to lead to a sore throat, well at least in my case.
It usually rears its head when mucus continue to drain from the sinuses. If the sinuses are not cleared either by blowing the nose, by using the neti pot, or at times for me a decongestant, it will tend to get worse leading to that sore throat which then sometimes lead to hoarseness and then to a lost voice, which has happened to me.
If the mucus continues to build without being cleared, it could lead to an upset stomach as well.
Sore Throats Can Be Prevented By Being Proactive
When you first notice that you are getting a sore throat, the best thing to do is:
For me, I find that the neti pot works best because it flushes my sinuses and aides tremendously with mucus relief.
It gets down deep into my sinuses which allows me to blow out the mucus that was "stuck" within my sinuses.
If you do not want to try the neti pot just yet,you can just start with a saline spray.
Once you use the spray, try to blow your nose.
If mucus still does not come out, now would be a good time to try the neti pot.
Well for starters everything is connected,
which means if you have mucus draining into your throat, you probably have mucus that is accumulating in your ears as well.
For me, if I have a blocked ear or ears,
this is a sure sign that my mucus production is through the roof and that I need to clear my sinuses by using the neti pot. If I wait too long to clear my sinuses, I find that that is when post nasal drip tend to start.
This also may be the case for you. If you find that your ear is blocked, clear it up immediately and hopefully you will not have to deal with the dreadful post nasal effect.
Additionally, think about going to see an allergist.
I discovered for myself that always having a blocked ear or ears was one of many symptoms of food allergies as well as seasonal allergies.
Why? Because anything the body rejects, the body goes into attack mode causing excess mucus production to begin.
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Note: My allergies are not severe enough in which I need an epinephrine pen.
Blow your Nose
Post Nasal Drip