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What else can cause postnasal drip?

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Sometimes, the problem is not that you're producing too much mucus, but that it's not being cleared away. Swallowing problems can cause a buildup of liquids in the throat, which can feel like postnasal drip. These problems can sometimes occur with age, a blockage, or conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Post-Nasal Drip."

Chao, T. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 2008.

St. John Providence Health System: "Postnasal Drip."

Mason R. Murray & Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 4th ed., 2005.

Chung, K. The Lancet, April 2008.

Pratter, M. Chest, January 2006.

 

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 22, 2020

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Post-Nasal Drip."

Chao, T. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 2008.

St. John Providence Health System: "Postnasal Drip."

Mason R. Murray & Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 4th ed., 2005.

Chung, K. The Lancet, April 2008.

Pratter, M. Chest, January 2006.

 

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 22, 2020

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