Is post-nasal drip a nose disorder?

Post-nasal drip is a symptom of a nose disorder like a deviated septum or infection. Post-nasal drip occurs when the mucus secretions, which normally flow unnoticed, increase or become excessively thick. Thin secretions may be related to a deviated septum, allergies, infection, hormonal changes, and cold air, among other conditions. Thick secretions may be related to infection, dry air, or (usually in children) a foreign object in the nose. When the cause of the post-nasal drip is resolved the symptom should dissipate.

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Nose Disorders

Nose Disorders

Your nose plays a very important part in maintaining your health. As you breathe it filters out the bad stuff in the air like dust and germs. It also moistens the air as you breathe so that your lungs stay hydrated and healthy. Yo...

u can be miserable if your nose is injured or irritated, whatever the cause. Nose disorders can range from a simple nosebleed or a runny nose that can be treated at home to more serious disorders such as nasal polyps (growths) or a deviated septum (a twist in the wall that separates the two sides of your nose) that may require surgery. Whatever the cause of your nose problem, it's important to know that you can usually be helped by seeing an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor.

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