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Updated 17 June 2015

Fix that post-nasal drip

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A lingering post-nasal drip is something many of us struggle with in the winter season. 

While it's often the body's way of dealing with foreign invaders (bacteria and viruses) and will in most cases resolve on its own, it can be quite annoying and lead to complications such as a cough and sore throat. 

What to do? 

1. Sleep on more than one pillow to help the draining of mucus from your upper airways.

2. Humidify the air in your bedroom.

3. Take a hot shower - the steam will thin the mucus in your nasal passages, allowing easier drainage.

4. Irrigate your nose with a saline (salt) solution to clear the thick phlegm.

We also have info on over-the counter remedies that can sort out post-nasal drip, and when to see the doctor. 

 
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