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26 May

Dry mouth, nasal drip and coughing
Hi, I seem to have a recurring form of Post-Nasal Drip, that brings on a dry cough and the continuous feeling that I need to swallow. Coughing does not bring up any mucus. I have also noticed that my mucus tends to be rubbery/thick/sticky and almost white in colour. At times my nose also seems difficult to breathe through, which forces me to breathe through my mouth, causing an issue with my mouth being extremely dry. I initially suspected dehydration, but I drink plenty or fluids & water daily. My next guess what allergies, but I have none of the itchiness / sneezing /etc. I am currently on chronic meds to treat Acid, GERD and Blood Pressure. I know anything of those medications could be causing the issue, but seeing as it's unavoidable and I need to take them, what would the best course of action be?
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Sinusitis Expert
Sinusitis Expert

26 May

It’s possible the reflux is the cause of the throat symptoms. One usually would use an anti-reflux medication twice a day for this. With the chronic blocked nose, a trial of a nasal steroid spray is recommended and a CT scan of the nose and sinuses if this fails. Discuss the above with your doctor.
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