Symptoms Of Polyps In The Nose (Nasal Polyps)

Postnasal Drip

Postnasal drip occurs when an individual's body produces more mucus than usual and when the mucus runs down the back of the throat instead of the nose. If polyps are blocking an individual's nose, they might experience higher levels of postnasal drip. This is because the mucus does not have any other way to exit their sinus cavities. Mucus is always running down the back of the throat in some capacity. However, individuals usually do not notice it. This is because the substance mixes with saliva and is easily swallowed. The production of excess mucus is when the dripping becomes noticeable. 

Postnasal drip is not always a sign of nasal polyps. However, if individuals are experiencing postnasal drip for long periods, especially without an accompanying runny nose, there may be a blockage in their nostrils. Postnasal drip is most commonly associated with respiratory and sinus conditions like the flu, colds, sinus infections, and allergic reactions. In children, it can also occur when an object has become stuck in the nose and led to a blockage.

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