How are you? Postnasal drip may indeed be due to a variety of issues such as colds, allergies, Sinus infection or sinusitis, certain medications, deviated septum, changing weather fronts/ cold temperatures/or excess dryness in the air, certain foods, fumes from chemicalsand other irritants as well as possible gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Swallowing problems can cause a buildup of liquids in the throat, which can feel like postnasal drip and these problems can occur with age, a blockage, or conditions such as GERD. If it persists, it is best that you have this evaluated further. A referral to a gastoroenterologost may also help. Take care and do keep us posted.
I have been seeing an ENT specialist for almost 2 years ( been suffering in silence for many years), I was diagnosed with deviated septum & chronic sinusitis my symtoms include the following. Headaches, face pain, jaw ache, a lot of mucus production, sore throat, cold like symtoms, white tongue coating, bad breath. And I have recently noticed I have these awful tonsil stones. They are not visible though so I'm not sure where they are hiding as I have been coughing them up. The ent doctor never mentioned these to me even though I have had a camera down my nose/throat many times! The docs have no clue! Each time I go they say, "take this nasal spray, these nasal drops gargle with salty water, clear out Sinus's using a syringe to push warm salty water up your nose, if problems still continue we will do a ct scan" 6 times I have been promised a CT scan!! My last appointment was 3 weeks ago in which he said I was fine to go on my way & that he would not need to see me again unless I thought necessary?! Is he for real? I give up!!! The past 4 days I have noticed blood in my mucus which I have coughed up & also blowing my nose. I am at the end of my teather. There must be more they can do for me? I left my job in July as a barmaid due to my low self esteem thanks to the bad breath situation. My life is totally upside down. 4 year I go I was out all the time, had the world at my feet. Now I'm scared to work, scared to go shopping, anything that is sociable I refuse to do! I'm 24 and should be loving life, right now I just want my life to be over. Someone please help if you can