Sore Throat Caused by Postnasal Drip
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Postnasal drip occurs when mucus from the nasal passages and sinuses drains into the throat. Postnasal drip can cause a sore throat, laryngitis, a cough, bad breath, hoarseness, and sometimes wheezing.
Postnasal drip often improves on its own, but if it lingers it may need treatment with medicines.
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MD
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015