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.

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

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

post·na·sal drip

n. goteo postnasal.
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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 syndrome.
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.
He did report significant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and postnasal drip.
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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
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 (Gut 2005;54:1492-9).
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.