If the sinuses are provoked to secrete excessive mucus, this condition is called the post nasal drip can occur. So, it is a common consequence of the infection of sinuses, called sinusitis, bat it can be caused by an allergic reaction or if the air is too dry.
The symptoms of the post nasal drip are the constantly runny nose and a chronic feeling of itching inside the throat. If the mucus becomes thick and not liquid, the sensation of having a lump in the throat can be felt. The other signs of the disorders are the following having a hoarse voice, the difficulties during swallowing and breathing, coughing, and the urge for vomiting if the mucus had piled up in the stomach.
So, first of all, it is essential to clean the nasal cavities so that they become free of the accumulated mucus and then the steps to calm down the infection should be considered.
The treatment which includes antibiotics, nose drops for unblocking the congestion, antihistamines, nasal steroids and the other artificial cures and medications are not the best solutions for this problem, since they cannot be consumed for the longer period of time. And that’s because each one of them has some negative following effect and their effectiveness gets decreased after some period.
So, these are the main reasons why the home treatment is highly advisable. It is good to know that the homemade remedies are even more efficient in the case of the problem of the post nasal drip. The most effective and very popular (because they provide a long-term effect) homemade remedies are actually making the changes in the lifestyle.
Some of the beneficial activities that must be introduced into the daily routine are consuming less milk products (especially ice creams), avoiding sugar and blowing the nose more frequently. It is also recommendable to buy a humidifier for the air, but if that is not possible the good alternatives are the inhalations that should be done on a daily basis.
When it comes to the home treatments, naturally, there are also the cases of the post nasal drips which are closely related to and provoked by an allergy. This kind of condition should be treated with herbs and herbal teas. In those cases, as far as the medications are concerned, it is even better to use the decongestants than the antihistamines.
Of course, there are also some quick relievers which are always only the permanent solutions for this problem, and they are not recommendable on the longer run. Those remedies are the salt diluted in water, which should be gargled and the solution of the water and baking soda which is used if the mucus is somewhat thicker.