The successful-responder category included 176 patients (47%); 79 (21%) were classed as partial responders, and 255 (67%) received the presumptive diagnosis of postnasal drip
It is believed to be due to several different mechanisms: irritation from GERD, postnasal drip
syndrome, inhalation of irritants, or psychiatric conditions that lead to a conversion reaction.
ASTELIN is unique in that in addition to treating symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis it is the only prescription antihistamine indicated for relieving symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis, including nasal congestion and postnasal drip
He did report significant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and postnasal drip
It can drip and this leads to discomfort from postnasal drip
Using intention-to-treat analysis, the major symptom score (sum of scores for rhinorrhea, postnasal drip
, nasal congestion, headache, and facial pain/ pressure) was significantly reduced for those patients receiving MFN twice daily compared with those receiving amoxicillin and placebo.
Nasal discharge, purulence, or discolored postnasal drip
Epistaxis, postnasal drip
, and rash were reported in less than one percent of the patients.
On the first questionnaire, they were asked to rate the severity of seven symptoms: postnasal drip
, nasal congestion/obstruction, rhinorrhea, headache, cough, low energy, and sleep disturbance.
of the Centre for Gastroenterological Research, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, reviewed recent studies establishing that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) frequently underlies or contributes to ENT symptoms and disorders, such as chronic cases of sinusitis or otitis media, paroxysmal laryngospasm, excessive throat phlegm, and postnasal drip
Work-up for persisting cough should consider congenital anomalies and then be directed toward common causes of chronic cough like those seen in older children and adults, including postnasal drip
syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and asthma (SOR: C).
Reported symptoms included fatigue, dizziness, postnasal drip
, sinus headache or pressure, nasal blockage, skin rashes, earache, eye itching or burning, sore throat, wheezing, sneezing, chest tightness, and green/yellow nasal mucus.