When the body produces excess mucus, this may run down the back of the throat. This is termed post-nasal drip and may be caused by rhinitis, sinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or swallowing disorders, among others.
What are the symptoms of post-nasal drip?
Other than the feeling of mucus at the back of the throat, common symptoms associated with post-nasal drip include coughing, wheezing, tickling in the throat, a burning sensation at the back of the throat, fatigue and even nausea.
What are the available treatments?
Treatments can only be determined after the underlying cause or causes are accurately identified. This may include medication like antibiotics and decongestants, and procedures such as nasal irrigation and minor surgery.
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