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Polyps on the voice box
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Polyps on the voice box
I have constant drainage down the back of my throat, ever since I had Rhinoplasty.  I have also developed polyps on my voice box and almost lost my voice 6 months after surgery.  I have had surgery and got the polyps removed, but he said if we can't control the drainage, they will come right back.  I get tired all the time and have all sorts of medications and nose sprays, but I don't like to use them because they make me more tired.  
I am beginning to think it might be processed food.   I began a diet with only eating "processed foods".  The diet works, but is might also be affecting my drainage and health?  This whole world is consummed with so "processed food" choices!!
Any other ideas on my drainage?  I have been to an ENT, they did tests, sent me to an allergist, (all came back normal),but they keep giving me more medicine.
Lex From Tex
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Foods are unlikely to be causing the constant drainage but you might want to try avoidance of processed foods for a while.  You should ask your ENT to re-examine your nose and throat to identify the source of your 'constant drainage'.  Also to make sure that the drainage is not a sign of infection.  You may need a CT scan of your nose and sinuses.  Finally, nasal washes may be helpful to reduce the drainage by removing the mucus from the nose and sinuses.  Please read our nasal wash treatment information at http://www.nationaljewish.org/disease-info/treatments/alt-ther/nasal-wash.aspx to learn more about this technique.  Share this information with your doctor to see if you would benefit from this daily treatment.
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