postnasal drip

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postnasal drip

The chronic secretion of mucus from the posterior nasal cavities, often caused by a cold or allergy.
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postnasal drip

(Pathology) med a mucus secretion from the rear part of the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx, usually as the result of a cold or an allergy
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post′nasal drip′

a trickling of mucus onto the pharyngeal surface from the posterior portion of the nasal cavity.
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Noun1.postnasal drip - chronic secretion of mucus from the rear of the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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post·na·sal drip

n. goteo postnasal.
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Later, your child may get a postnasal drip, when the mucus runs down the back of the nose to the throat.
People with the condition often suffer "from symptoms including nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, postnasal drip, cough, hoarseness, asthma, sinus headaches and/or snoring and sleep apnea," he said.
One opinion was a case of postnasal drip; another was a viral infection.
Since many of its symptoms (watery and red eyes; cough; itchy nose; swollen, blue-colored skin under the eyes; postnasal drip; and fatigue) may last up to as long as one is exposed to the allergens, it is often difficult to differentiate between a common cold and hay fever.
Over the past 5 days, he has had thicker postnasal drip, the development of facial pain, and fevers as high as 102 degrees.
"Some patients will say that they don't have a stuffy nose so how can they have postnasal drip," says Dr.
Bilateral nasal obstruction was the most frequent presenting symptom seen in all the subjects (100%) followed by postnasal drip (92.5%), excessive sneezing (72.0%), rhino rhea (67.5%) and loss of sense of smell (63.7%).
Other potential etiologies for this symptom include gastroesophageal reflux disease, postnasal drip, cricopharyngeal spasm, lingual tonsil hypertrophy, cervical osteophytes, and malignancy [5, 6].
Nasal obstruction is the most common symptom, although otitis media or postnasal drip may be seen with the tumor involving the posterior and lateral nasopharyngeal walls.
People who have mucus in their throats typically call it postnasal drip, which suggests the source is above - in the nose and upper airways.
Patients of either sex with signs and symptoms referring to nose and PNS pathology including headache, nasal discharge, postnasal drip, fever and malaise, epistaxis, mass, facial swelling, and central nervous system involvement or incidentally detected sinonasal pathology on either radiographs or CT were included in the present study.