postnasal drip

noun

post·​na·​sal drip ˈpōst-ˌnā-zəl- How to pronounce postnasal drip (audio)
: flow of mucous secretion from the posterior part of the nasal cavity onto the wall of the pharynx occurring usually as a chronic accompaniment of an allergic state

Examples of postnasal drip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your child's cough may be caused by postnasal drip and a saline solution can provide quick natural relief. Jeannette Moninger, Parents, 11 June 2024 Medicines: Cough medicine, such as Mucinex (guaifenesin), and decongestants help get rid of a runny or stuffy nose and postnasal drip. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 3 May 2024 Within the first year, every family member had allergy-like flareups, including congestion and postnasal drip. Rebecca San Juan, Miami Herald, 10 Apr. 2024 There are several allergy symptoms to be aware of, Parikh says, including: Nasal congestion Runny nose Sneezing Itchy eyes Coughing The Cleveland Clinic says allergies can cause a sore throat due to postnasal drip, which is when discharge from your nose runs down the back of your throat. Sara Moniuszko, CBS News, 1 Apr. 2024 Asthma, upper airway cough syndrome (known as postnasal drip), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), respiratory infections, and even allergies can cause a cough to persist. Syeda Khaula Saad, Verywell Health, 6 Feb. 2024 Your kid may also experience postnasal drip, which feels like mucus running down the throat or chest. Nicole Harris, Parents, 24 Aug. 2023 How to Chart Your BBT 14 Nose Nuisances Bloody noses, congestion, and postnasal drip are also common in early pregnancy, and they're all related to the same two causes, says Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, an OB-GYN at Caduceus Medical Group in various locations in California. Lauren Gelman, Parents, 22 July 2023 Environmental triggers like dust, mold, or other pollutants could be a contributing factor as well, either through lung irritation or postnasal drip. Ashley Martens, Women's Health, 20 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postnasal drip was circa 1949

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“Postnasal drip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postnasal%20drip. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

postnasal drip

noun
post·​na·​sal drip ˈpōst-ˌnā-zəl How to pronounce postnasal drip (audio)
: a flow of mucus from the passages of the nose onto the back of the throat that occurs especially as a result of allergies

Medical Definition

postnasal drip

noun
: flow of mucous secretion from the posterior part of the nasal cavity onto the wall of the pharynx occurring usually as a chronic accompaniment of an allergic state or a viral infection
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