Help me stop this annoying post-nasal drip!
September 19, 2013 2:22 PM Subscribe
I had a cold for a bit, which started and is now ending with the predominant symptom being post-nasal drip. I must be doing something wrong. I use the NeilMed Sinus Rinse daily and I've tried decongestants (prefer not to take antihistamines, as they will make me sleepy and unproductive), the occasional nasal spray (although I prefer to keep that use to a minimum as I know that dependency can readily develop), and even heavily scented cough drops. What's your solution?
posted by janey47 to health & fitness (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
If you're not familiar with the NeilMed, it's basically a sophisticated neti pot, so the neti pot answer won't help, although I appreciate the thought and think more people should use one or the other.
I've always been prone to lingering post-nasal drip, but this is crazy. It's waking me up at night with that choking feeling. I end up swallowing a ton of air, which is also really annoying for various reasons.
Do you have a special secret solution to post nasal drip that I might not come across in my usual searches? Thanks for anything you can add to my fruitless quest.