What is Post Nasal Drip (PND)?
Post-nasal drip occurs due to the excessive mucus production by the sinuses. The surplus builds up at the back of the nose and the throat.
Causes Of Post Nasal Drip
It is triggered by sinusitis (inflammation of the sinus cavities), rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal mucosa), acid reflux (GERD) or allergies.
Acid Reflux Post Nasal Drip Symptoms
- Continuous swallowing
- Excessive mucus flow
- Repeated spitting
- Tickling in the throat
- Constant clearing of throat
- Difficulty in breathing
- Sore throat
- Sour taste
- Heart burn
- Abdominal discomfort
Treatment For Post Nasal Drip Due To Acid Reflux
Treatment includes the administration of anti-biotics, ant-acids, decongestants and acid control medication.
In addition, the following natural prescriptions are excellent remedies:
- Ginger: Ginger is an outstanding anti-inflammatory agent. It reduces inflammation and discharge. Ginger also has a therapeutic effect on the stomach.
- Fennel seeds: Fennel seeds are excellent digestives and carminatives. They treat acid reflux, and thus reduce PND.
- Honey: Honey soothes the throat, esophagus and the stomach lining. It promptly checks symptoms associated with GERD. Honey neutralizes the acidity and promotes healthy functioning of the alimentary canal.