Chronic Post Nasal Drip
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(04-26-2010, 09:29 AM)i.p.i. Wrote:
(04-25-2010, 09:58 PM)anamchara Wrote:
(04-25-2010, 09:42 PM)QuisUtDeus Wrote: Go to an allergist or an Nose and Throat specialist. 

I'm thinking I'll try an allergist next.  I've already tried an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. 

usually EENTs, or otolaryngologists as they like to be called today, do allergy testing.  they just have to draw blood for the testing they do now, unlike the past when they scratched you all over your back with allergens, to see which you reacted to.  although i think you can still get allergy shots if you want to, you can also get sublingual drops.  they have to be refrigerated but that's the only problem with them.  you put a drop under your tongue once or twice a day and that's it.  they don't taste bad.

over the years i've been through the old scratch tests and shots and then the blood tests and sublingual drops.  they helped but i'm not symptom-free by any means.  last time i was tested they said i wasn't allergic to anything but i find that hard to believe.  not allergic to dust mites?  and why do i still have all these symptoms?  i need to go back to the oto. doc.

people who use a neti pot or otherwise snort water into their sinuses say it really helps.  one friend uses an infant's nasal syringe to squirt water into her sinuses while my mother-in-law just snorted the water up out of her hand or a bowl.   i've never mastered the art.

My ENT physician decided I didn't have an allergy.  He thought it was GERD, but I told him I rarely get heartburn.  He said I could have "silent" acid reflux.  Treating this condition like GERD doesn't seem to have helped matters. 
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Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by anamchara - 04-25-2010, 09:25 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Historian - 04-25-2010, 09:42 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by anamchara - 04-25-2010, 09:58 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Satori - 04-25-2010, 10:26 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Iuvenalis - 04-26-2010, 03:00 AM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Satori - 04-26-2010, 07:55 AM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Historian - 04-26-2010, 09:29 AM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Iuvenalis - 04-26-2010, 03:02 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by James02 - 04-26-2010, 03:27 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by mom - 04-26-2010, 03:28 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by anamchara - 04-26-2010, 03:46 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Iuvenalis - 04-26-2010, 04:15 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Satori - 04-26-2010, 05:12 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by James02 - 04-26-2010, 05:35 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by JacafamalaRedux - 04-26-2010, 05:43 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Satori - 04-26-2010, 05:59 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Historian - 04-26-2010, 06:23 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Satori - 04-26-2010, 06:33 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by anamchara - 04-26-2010, 07:32 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Satori - 04-26-2010, 07:44 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Historian - 04-26-2010, 08:27 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by anamchara - 04-26-2010, 08:36 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Historian - 04-26-2010, 08:43 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by anamchara - 04-26-2010, 09:41 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Historian - 04-26-2010, 09:42 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Satori - 04-26-2010, 10:25 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by anamchara - 04-26-2010, 10:39 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Satori - 04-26-2010, 10:43 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Satori - 04-26-2010, 10:47 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by anamchara - 04-27-2010, 12:26 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Historian - 04-27-2010, 01:25 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by Iuvenalis - 04-27-2010, 04:28 PM
Re: Chronic Post Nasal Drip - by anamchara - 04-27-2010, 04:59 PM



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