Post nasal drip can come from silent reflux. Treat the reflux with alkaline water, and your post nasal dripping will reduce.
I really need some help, good advice. I am 51 very active in working out in the weight room/mountain bike riding. Today, I am upset! I popped a cough drop in my mouth for the purpose to prevent coughing in a very important board meeting. Within 15 sec. I was coughing, my sinuses flooded my dry nose and mucus in my throat! Needless to say, I had to leave. I coughed for 30min. trying to clear the junk out of my system. I have been working very hard over the past 5 days and the cough drop experience is very frustrating!!!
This is what I have been doing over the past 5 days. I changed my nutrition to follow a Candida diet plan. I started alkalizing formula (Lemon-Bicarbonate-Blackstrap molasses 2xday) Daily I sweated in hot tub 40 min. with epsom salt and ginger rubbed on my skin. Upon getting out of the hot tub, I put on sweats-hoody and sweat another 40min. (I tested my urine/saliva pH everyday; on day one my pH 6.25 today its 6.75) Yesterday, I started using the ACV. (2 TBSP sprinkle cayenne pepper in 8oz. Of water) I need to get well before school starts on August 7th. I also have dentist appointment to extract tooth on Thurs. 7-25-13. I need to get well.
I guess you are wondering why did I START these remedies... Background; I was sick 6 weeks with bronchitis. During the 3 different doc. visits, the doc. gave me 3 rounds of antibiotics, 2 steroid shots and codeine cough medicine. I never got completely well! On the 4th doc. visit, I was given meds. for vaginal yeast infection and acid reflux meds. I said, baloney!!! So I'm on a mission to heal myself by following these remedies. I am better after 5 days of doing all these remedies but I still have a constant sinus drip back throat, I cough crazy when the sinuses goes crazy, I had a sore throat but that's gone when I started ACV. I missed 5 days of working out to focus on getting well. I usually mountain bike a total of 100 miles per week and lift weight 2 days a week. Somebody please help me.
I will continues doing these remedies but I need to see more improvements. Please tell me if theres something else I need to do. CoachBRS.
(Houston, Tx, Usa)
(Livingston, La, Usa)
(Houston, Tx, Usa)
Post Nasal drip is often an indication of lactose intolerance.
What helps greatly my postnasal drip is Calcium Ascorbate with citrus bioflavonoids complex. I use Ester C. I think mine is seasonal allergies related as I do not have it year round. I
take 4 pills when I feel it, the constant clearing of my throat and sore throat. Credit to Dr. Berg on YouTube for this remedy. Thank God it's a lifesaver for me. Also, my chiropractor showed me to press hard on my sinus bone area where your glasses lenses would be. That causes nasal drainage, that is instantly, but only temporary. I did so much research on this PND and the calcium ascorbate with bioflavonoids is the best thing ever. Also when I have PND, milk products and sugar make it worse!
Good luck bc PND sucks.
(Crescent City, CA)
In the last few months, I have developed severe post-nasal drip due to allergies. I tried several different supplements, none of which did much. The Neti Pot brought some relief, but it would only last an hour or so. It got to the point where it felt like my breathing was impaired because of how badly the phlegm was blocking the back of my throat, which was very anxiety-inducing (in addition to being uncomfortable, annoying, and gross).
I saw that someone mentioned Cayenne in a cocktail on EC. I tried it and it brought IMMEDIATE relief. It was like a miracle. Now, I take a Cayenne Pepper capsule about three times a day and it has wiped out about 90% of the phlegm build up behind my nose.
Previously, I was waking up several times throughout the night to clear my throat, now I don't wake up at all. Just be sure to eat when you take the capsule, otherwise, it will do a number on your stomach.
Recently I had a surprising elimination of a post nasal drip. I've dealt with them for 20+ yrs. I take serrapeptase intermittently but had not taken it for months. Then a few weeks ago I had a bad bout. Was miserable. I had just bought Zinc & elderberry lozenges and that night, after waking up coughing, reached for them and popped one in my mouth and went back to sleep. When I woke, it was the strangest feeling in my throat/sinus area; dry like the Sahara feeling. The drip was gone. The strange feeling remained for 2-3 days but it was almost miraculous how it stopped the PND. Maybe bc I was laying down it was able to directly affect the area, as opposed to being upright. I don't know other than it was an extremely surprising & welcomed effect!
For chronic cases (which I no longer have) I highly recommend Grapefruit Seed Extract (aka 'GSE'). The root cause of sinus infections and PND is mold and fungus. A recent study of chronic sinusitis and fungus done by the mayo clinic found that a whopping 97% of people tested had an average of 2.7 types of fungus growing in their sinus cavities. And they were successfully treated for chronic sinus infections using antifungal medications treatments. But what was found to be the most effective antifungal agent, by far, was the natural remedy of grapefruit seed extract (GSE)! ... Same goes for most respiratory infections.
I got home from the hospital from pneumonia and was not OK. Started immediately, I got empty capsules and filled them up 15-20 drops of extract fit in each cap (30 drops, twice daily). Amazing remedy! I've read ppl opening nasal spray bottles of saline solution and adding a 3 drops of GSE and spraying that into their sinuses every 3-4 times daily. Our medicine cabinet won't be without this. Research it for yourself. And lastly, buy the GSE that's been around forever (red label & cap), not the newer ones that I hear are not as potent.
Thank you so much for sharing your methods of treatment!
After having been diagnosed with sinusitis, I've found a similar satisfaction and relief in having performed nasal rinses (with the type of neti pot that is able to be squeezed, and thus, used to control the force of sterilized saline) every other day.
I discovered I suffer from food allergies, namely to wheat and dairy. I ditched standard allergy medication and opted for a natural approach. Though I've changed my entire diet to a gluten-free, dairy-free, fully-hydrated, organic lifestyle, I still find the need to use the neti pot to clear my sinuses. Even with the use of herbs and apple cider vinegar (with the mother), it's as though they cannot drain on their own. Maybe it's just my body's composition, but if this information can help someone like myself, I want to give back what the Earth Clinic community has offered to me.
Work hard for yourself and others! Enjoy your life- we only have one chance to get it right (unless you believe in reincarnation). :) Have fun, treat yourself right, stay active in mind and body, and remain positive.
The Neti pot worked for me! For my excess phlegm that fell from my nose to my throat. I always felt choking phlem and I always had to clear my throat. To the point that it would become to irritated. When to Dr. of course the prescribe antibiotics like always. I took them and nothing, I went back and they prescribe a different, stonger antibiotic and nothing! I looked for a natural solution. Found the Neti pot it worked!! I did it in the morning and early evening. If you need more info google/ youtube Neti pot. Its pretty much a flusing of your nasal passages with sea salt water. Give it a try I'm sure it will work for you! I used the neti pot with Himalyan salt. If it works for you PROMISE to spread the word and also come to post it her on EC! :). Oh yea and not milk this makes phlem worst and also sugary and cold drinks. Warm soups and teas help to losen phlem and honey soothes the throat. Much love Sunny. EC rocks!!! <3
Put a small onion, the juice of a lemon, and a couple teaspoons of olive oil in the blender and blend it. Drink it. I had post nasal drip for years. Also he may be allergic to the cat or pollen etc.
I just want to post that today I took my first drink of 1, single drop of Oregano Oil, the MyLife brand I bought on Amazon. I put it in a cup of water (8 oz) as it is amazing strong, and hot on the tongue. I don't recommend trying the full dosage recommended which is 6 drops, and I also heard 2 drops mentioned somewhere but I wouldn't do that until I see how a little settles. Also, I had recently eaten so no empty stomach. I'm taking the OO for Post Nasal drip heavy, 24/7 mucus in my throat, and also draining from my sinuses. I do believe some of it could be LPR or Silent Reflux but never had the tests to find out. I've had this condition for 6 years, and it is awful to deal with. I've had slight, sore throats, which I always clear that up with saltwater gargles, and homemade saline spray.
I also gave up a ton of foods after I was diagnosed with T2 Diabetes 13 or so months ago. I do a ketogenic diet and beat the diabetes without meds, and lost 23 lbs. Now I'm tackling other issues like the above mentioned I'm using OO on. I wanted to post here so I can come back and report on using Oregano Oil for constant mucus drainage in my throat. Also, many mornings I almost lose my voice as I cannot cough up the mucus, nor blow it out. I don't have any sign of infection, so I think allergies and possibly LPR. We'll see, and I will come back and let folks know. Oh, dry cough, every day, that doesn't last long, but obviously that thick mucus is causing me to cough as well.
I also drink enough water every day, and that helps, but doesn't cure anything. I'm praying the oregano will do that at long last. I read somewhere here that they were using the juice, so I will check that out as well. A person has to be so careful with this Oil, it is beyond potent, at least this brand is I mentioned above.
(Crescent City, CA)
Any cold, nasal drip, or cough has been eliminated for me by taking Oil of Oregano capsules.
I occasionally get a thick mucus in the back of my nose which is easily and quickly remedied by eating two or three slices of fresh pineapple (including the core).
I recently discovered that forced air heating triggers my allergy to dust, creating post nasal drip, and severe coughing. I started taking 50 mg of quercetin for my arthritis and my post nasal drip went away.
Saline nasal spray helps dry up the nasal mucus associated with post nasal drip.
A further comment on the post-nasal-drip. I have a lot of sinus and throat problems, which I am convinced are caused by Candida. I recently discovered a pleasant and extremely cheap remedy. I make my own version of Xlear nasal spray. I use 1/4 tsp. Xylitol, 1/8 tsp salt, one drop peroxide and one drop grapefruit seed extract. I spray it in my nose and also inhale it as often as I think of it--the more the better. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I can sleep breathing through my nose, and have had much less sinus problems. It is so easy, so effective, and best of all, so cheap!!! I also gargle with salt water often (helps clear the mucus in your throat) and inhale 3% peroxide using a nasal spray bottle (the food grade is best, but the drug store variety is better than nothing).
As for the red onion recipe, I make something like that--boil an onion and 1/4" fresh ginger root, then crush several cloves of garlic and add after the onion/ginger is cooked. Then I mix it with enough honey to get it down and take as often as I can stand it. I give it to the kids 1 tsp. Every couple hours (maybe 1/2 tsp. for babies) until they start having loose bowels, then give them less. They will probably smell like onion and garlic for a while :)
By the way, I am on this site because I have had a dry cough all day and finally got so fed up, I checked this site. I started using each remedy I had on hand, as I would read about it, and am now coughing up lots of mucus. Thanks everyone, for your comments! God bless you!