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What is Postnasal Drip Syndrome (Postnasal Syndrome)?

Description of the disease

Postnasal drip syndrome is a condition in which mucus drips from the back of the nose and accumulates in the throat, causing discomfort and a feeling of congestion. This condition can also be accompanied by coughing and a persistent feeling of mucus in the throat.


  • Active postnasal drip syndrome - when the patient experiences constant tickling and mucus secretion in the throat.
  • Passive postnasal drip syndrome - when mucus drains down the back of the nose into the throat, causing coughing and discomfort.


  • Constant tickling in the throat
  • Cough
  • Feeling of nasal congestion
  • Feeling of mucus in the throat


Postnasal drip syndrome can be caused by allergies, colds, sinusitis, weather changes, infections, or certain medications.


Diagnosis of postnasal drip syndrome includes a physical examination by a doctor, as well as possible allergic tests and X-rays of the nasal sinuses.


Treatment for postnasal drip syndrome may include the use of nasal drops or sprays, antihistamines, nasal irrigation with saline solutions, as well as treatment of the underlying condition causing the syndrome.


To prevent postnasal drip syndrome, it is important to avoid allergens, maintain nasal health, regularly ventilate rooms, and avoid overheating or overcooling.


Otolaryngologist provides treatment for postnasal drip syndrome.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.