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Post-nasal drip occurs when mucus from the nasal passages and sinuses drains into the throat. If the mucus becomes thick, post-nasal drip can cause problems such as a sore throat, laryngitis, a cough, bad breath, hoarseness, and sometimes wheezing.
A problem caused by post-nasal drip often improves on its own, but if it lingers, it may need treatment with medicines.
Current as of: October 21, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Patrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD, FRCSC - Otolaryngology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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