Posted by: Mary | 2009-07-03


I have a continuous post nasal drip. At times I also have ear ace in my right ear and not sure if this is caused by the post nasal drip. What can I use to clear it up please. Doctor gave me Allergex but it does not help at all.
Thank you

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Dear Mary

One needs to determine whether you actually have a postnasal drip related to a sinus problem or not. If you have allergic rhinitis (hayfever) with sneezing, postnasal drip and a blocked nose, this should settle on a topical nasal steroid spray and an antihistamine. Allergex alone might not be sufficient. There are newer anti-histamines with less side effects that might work better for you. Your doctor will be able to prescribe these.

If you do not suffer from allergic rhinitis, one needs to determine whether you have underlying chronic sinusitis. Usually you will suffer from associated nasal symptoms such as poor smell or a blocked nose. This might require further investigation by an ENT (endoscopy and possible imaging studies)

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