Our expert says:
A true post-nasal drip is usually secondary to sinus disease which should be visualized on a CT-scan of the sinuses. If the CT shows disease and fluid or swelling in your sinuses, this could well be the cause of the drip. If after adequate medical therapy this does not clear up, surgery may well be indicated.
Hayfever can definitely cause the sensation of a post nasal drip and must be adequately controlled before surgery is attempted. Surgery will not cure allergies. If you have a very deviated nasal septum and this inhibits the nasal spray from entering the nasal cavity, correcting this (with a septoplasty) will most likely improve your symptoms. If you also have nasal obstruction, a septoplasty will help relieve this.
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