post nasal drip

Get Rid of Post Nasal Drip Naturally

Mucus production occurs around the clock in our bodies and goes completely unnoticed unless our mucus membranes become inflamed and forced to produce more mucus to help fight off sickness. When it becomes thicker and more noticeable you begin to be aware of it moving down your throat and suffer many uncomfortable symptoms including a cough, sore throat and nausea. Getting your body back under control is key to getting your post nasal drip out of your life!

 

How do I know if I have post nasal drip?

  • Feeling you need to clear your throat constantly
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Hoarse voice
  • Plugged ears
  • Ear infection
  • Sinus infections

 

How do I prevent post nasal drip?

  • Avoid allergens that could make your sinuses worse!
  • Try to stay indoors on days with bad air quality.
  • Stop smoking and avoid people who do smoke.
  • Try sleeping with your head propped up at night.
  • Wash sheets and pillowcases often in hot water.
  • Dust and vacuum regularly.

 

How can I treat post nasal drip?

  • Make a salt water gargle of a half teaspoon salt in a cup of warm water and gargle to alleviate any sore throat.
  • Make a nasal spray with a cup of warm water a teaspoon of salt and a pinch of baking soda. Squirt into your nose, swish around in your head, then blow out.
  • Stay hydrated! This helps thin mucus and flush it out of your body more quickly.
  • Keep your humidity high!
  • Keep allergens low! This is the best way to prevent excess mucus production!
  • Make sure you avoid food allergens as well. Keep a food journal and eliminate any foods from your diet that seem to cause an increase in mucus.
  • Steam yourself regularly or use a neti pot. Consider adding essential oils such as eucalyptus, peppermint, or tea tree oils.
  • Make lemon and honey water. It’ll soothe your throat and help prevent sinus infections.
  • You can also try a nasal wash of water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar which will help to wash out and cleanse the sinuses.
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