After I eat my nose gets clogged. The more I eat the more stuffed up my nose becomes. Is this normal? I also have to cleat my throat a lot after eating. After lunch I clear my throat for almost an hour.
It sounds like something you eat or something associated with eating (that is, something in close proximity to you when you eat, such as your pet cat) is causing an allergic reaction in your nose, leading to excessive mucous production and post-nasal drip. For some individuals, the ingestion of sugar causes this response that may not be allergic. A few rare individuals have an abnormality of one of the nasal nerves that leads to excessive secretion. In those cases, the reflex can be blocked by cutting the nerve (not recommended) or blocking the nerve impulse with a nasal spray called Atrovent nasal spray, but that should not be used on a regular basis.
You might start a food diary to keep track of what foods seem most likely to bring on these secretions.
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