This website is intended to possibly help others just by telling my story but does not constitute the answer for everyone's ailment.  Always seek medical advice from your primary care physician.  

Post Nasal Drip May Be Leading To Your Constant Stomach Pain

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.  

Yes, I know sounds crazy but so many experience having a sour stomach including myself.  

Do you experience stomach pain in the mornings?  


Be Proactive To Avoid The Sore Throat

When I first notice that I'm getting a sore throat, these are some of the steps that I take: 

  1. blow my nose, gently one nostril at a time.  After I blow my nose and if I find that nothing is coming out, 
  2. I will then need use some type of nasal irrigation method, either a saline spray or the neti pot, in order to help push the mucus through my sinuses for mucus relief 
  3. After using an irrigation method, I then  blow my nose again.  Mucus normally comes out.  

Note:  Based on personal experience the neti pot tends to work best versus the saline spray, especially for post nasal drip relief.  

Tackling that drip issue can help prevent your sore throat as well as awful stomach pain.  Read more about how stomach pain can be due to  mucus drainage.

Kiddos get sore throats too! Tackle the soreness before it starts. 

Definitely not a fun feeling to have mucus belly, ugh! 



Neti Pot Works Best For Natural Mucus Relief

For me, I find that the neti pot works best because it flushes my sinuses and aides tremendously with both allergy relief and 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, trying a neti pot may work.  


Unblocking My Ear
(That's Beginning To Fill Up)

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, when I start to feel that my ear or ears are becoming blocked, 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.  

Also, when I feel off balanced occasionally in the mornings, I notice that one of my ears may be more affected than the other by having more mucus accumulation.  If you are feeling dizzy, always contact your physician but in my case its because of mucus in my ear.  Read more about my experience.  

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. 





About Me

I am a mom of two and wife who looks for natural options and who knows a thing or two about the neti pot.  I love mine and can't imagine life without it.  Sounds funny, huh? But so true!! Read more about me..

Follow Me on You Tube for great videos and tips!  I hope this website helps and that you find relief too!  Please share if it has.

Note:  My allergies as well as my kiddos are not severe enough in which we need an epinephrine pen. This website is based on my experiences and what has helped my kiddos and I.  If you feel your allergies are severe, please contact your primary physician or allergist immediately. Always consult your physician. 

Update May 2015:  I've been on OPC for 2 years and I still love it.  I still continue to use antihistamines sparingly during the spring months since my allergies can be so bad.  I'll use them maybe twice a month during the spring months which is so much better than everyday.  My goal has been to use more natural and less medication which is always best for the body.



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