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Post Nasal Drip

'Postnasal drip is an unscientific term that refers to the sensation of thick phlegm in the throat which can become infected'. So says Dr. Murray Grossan in his book 'The Sinus Cure, 7 Simple Steps'. He goes on to explain that this is caused when our cilia-mucous system is not functioning properly and how pulsating nasal irrigation can help correct this situation.



  • Has been several years since I've felt the pain and discomfort of a severe sore throat caused by post nasal drip.
  • I have been using the pulsating nasal irrigation system since then and have been free of the process that led me into colds and sinus infections.
  • Looking back, even into my childhood, the sequence went like this:



Even now there are occasions when I start to feel the familiar old 'tickle' that begins the process. This is a dangerous warning sign, and I will do several things including additional nasal irrigation (at least twice or even three times per day), and I will also take 5 mg. of prednisone. Sometimes in order to fight off the coming attack, I'll need to take the prednisone for two or three days. This is in addition to taking flonase before going to bed, and possibly zyrtec, which is an antihistamine. Prednisone is a steroid and can have serious side effects if too much is taken. However, it does open up sinus cavities so they can drain properly, and the above amounts are not too much to cause problems, according to my ENT specialist.



  • Is normal for mucus to run down the back of one's throat as part of the normal cilia-mucous system functionality.
  • Generally this is not even noticed.
  • But when it becomes thick, sticky, and starts to cause pain, it is obvious that post nasal drip has made itself evident.
  • It should be noted as well that the thick phlegm is often infected since it is just sitting there and pooling up in your nose and throat.
  • This obviously exacerbates the post nasal drip problem, so clearing this out with nasal irrigation is even more important. Rolling Eyes



The above scenario sounds familiar, I highly suggest using the pulsating nasal irrigation process on a daily basis, and to follow the above procedure if you start to feel the ominous 'tickle' in your throat. This article will help you since it is a comprehensive study on Sinus Infections.

Onset of a sinus infection and the associated deep headaches and pain in my upper nasal cavities and around the eyes. - A course of antibiotics for 10 days to two weeks. Isn't it wonderful that we can now access information about anything, including Sinus Cure form the Internet without the hassle of going through books and magazines for matter!

Almost every case over the past 5 years or so, the above procedure has prevented the old sequence of events that led what causes a sinus infection. When I was very young I used to say, ' when I get a cold, it's a doozy'. Little did I know that I was experiencing sinus infections. A normal cold only lasts 5 days to a week or so, but my 'colds' would last 10 days or sometimes two weeks, and they were difficult to deal with. My nose and eyes would run so much I could only lie in bed with my eyes closed for days.

Properties of Biofilms

As mentioned, the scum layer produced by the biofilms seems to form a sort of protective barrier for the bacteria and other microorganisms it encases. The literature states that the bacteria in biofilms can be up to 500-1000 times more resistant to antibiotics than normal free-floating bacteria, and research is ongoing to determine the exact mechanisms to explain this. In addition, biofilms occasionally release a portion of their bacteria, and this discharge can migrate and cause infection at a new location. At present there are no simple methods available to test for the presence of biofilms, so it is not an easy task to determine if they are present in a patient's nasal system. The slime or scum layer looks a great deal like normal mucus. Wink

Available Treatments

Some people suggest that nasal irrigation can be beneficial for people with biofilms, and this is certainly a good idea for other reasons as well. In fact it may be the single best thing that people with chronic sinus problems could do for themselves in the opinion of this author. Some studies seem to indicate that the only cure at present is debridement, or physical removal of the substance by an ENT. Again, we are in the early days of research into the theory, so it will be years before it becomes main-stream and other treatment therapies are developed and tested. If I were desperate with sinus problems and had tried every known therapy with no success, (including topical fungal therapy, which is also a relatively new approach) I think I would try to contact one of the medical schools at the universities that are doing research on this topic and see what I could learn or if I might be included in one of their formal studies. Among these are the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, West Virginia University in Morgantown, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the Universite of Montreal in Canada, the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Cambridge in England, Dartmouth College, the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University, and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, among others. I easily found extracts of papers written by all of these entities with a simple internet search on 'biofilms'. Wink

Conclusion Research thus far shows a strong correlation between chronic sinusitis and the presence of biofilms in the nasal cavities of chronic sinusitis sufferers. Much more research to prove the theory definitively and to see it become a main-stream diagnosis remains to be done. At this point people are not even talking about such treatments as nasal sprays or other medications. Sinus sufferers should at least be aware of the issue and keep an eye on what research is being reported, as well as irrigating their noses with a saline solution daily. As noted above, there are a good number of research labs studying all aspects of biofilm research around the world, both medical and non-medical, so hopefully we will have some day an answer to the question posed at the beginning of this article and be able to effectively treat the group of people who continue to suffer from sinusitis despite years of treatment and multiple surgeries that do not bring permanent relief. Once you are through reading what is written here on Nasal Irrigation, have you considered recollecting what has been written and writing them down? This way, you are bound to have a better understanding on Nasal Irrigation.

Status of Biofilm Research as It Pertains to Chronic Sinusitis

Research regarding biofilms and sinusitis is still in its early stages. Most scientific papers describing research into the subject have been attempts to prove the theory that biofilms are present in facts about sinusitis patients and that they are a factor in the condition. We are a long way from seeing studies that might test how beneficial a certain treatment might be, or even how an ENT could easily determine if a patient has biofilms in his nasal passages.

Nasal Polyps are Small Nodules Inside the Nasal Passages

They can be the cause of post nasal drip, sinus problems and can even obstruct breathing. Knowing the early warning signs of nasal polyps can help you diagnose and treat the problem. If you have any of these symptoms or warning signs, you should discuss them with your doctor. He can perform some tests to diagnose the nasal polyps and will recommend the proper treatment.



  • Loss or diminished sense of smell ' Nasal polyps can cause a loss of smell.
  • The polyps can block the membranes responsible for helping our sense of smell. Smile



Although only a doctor can identify and diagnose nasal polyps, the above are some of the early warning signs that suggest the potential existence of polyps. If you have one or more of these symptoms bring them to the attention of your doctor. Laughing



  • Persistent stuffiness- Nasal polyps can cause the nasal passages to be blocked and therefore create the feeling of having a stuffy nose.
  • The symptoms may or may not affect both nostrils.
  • Sometimes, what we hear about Sinus Headache can prove to be rather hilarious and illogical.
  • This is why we have introduced this side of Sinus Headache to you.



Dull Headaches ' If You Get Frequent, Dull Headaches, Nasal Polyps May be to Blame

The result is a dull ache that is similar to a sinus headache, as the polyps create pressure in the nasal passages. There is a lot of jargon connected with Sinus Infection. However, we have eliminated the difficult ones, and only used the ones understood by everyone.


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  • Runny nose ' A continuous runny nose with no other associated symptoms may be the result of nasal polyps.
  • Allergies can cause a runny nose but they may also cause any polyps that are present to enlarge, making symptoms more noticeable.





  • Mouth breathing - Any obstruction of the nasal passageways can result in mouth breathing.
  • However, if mouth breathing is chronic or is not associated with a cold, it may be caused by nasal polyps.



You can have one nasal polyp or there can be multiple polyps that can be clustered together. The polyps are soft with a consistency of jelly. If they are very small they may pose no problem. When a nasal polyp is large or is in a particular spot, it may block the nasal passages. This restriction can obstruct the airways, making it difficult to breathe through your nose. It was at the spur of the moment that we ventured to write something about Chronic Sinus. Such is the amount of matter that is miracle cure for chronic sinusitis?.



  • Many people may unknowingly be suffering from nasal polyps and hence, not receiving the proper treatment.
  • Here are 7 early warning signs of nasal polyps to look out for.
  • We have written a humorous anecdote on Chronic Sinus to make it's reading more enjoyable and interesting to you.
  • This way you learn there is a funny side to Chronic Sinus too!



Nasal polyps are often treated successfully with medications, such as prescription nasal sprays, which help keep the polyps small enough so that they are not a problem. For nasal polyps that are large or numerous, surgery is often the recommended form of treatment. We were furnished with so many points to include while writing about Sinus Remedy that we were actually lost as to which to use and which to discard!

Chronic sinus infections ' If you have chronic sinus infections, nasal polyps may be to blame. Sinus infections are more likely to occur after a cold in those with nasal polyps, as the latter can become infected or can cause the passageways to hold more mucus than usual. We would like you to leisurely go through this article on Chronic Sinus Infections to get the real impact of the article. Chronic Sinus Infections is a topic that has to be read clearly to be understood.

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