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Allergy symptoms w/ PNDrip, and frequent throat clearing.

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  • Posted By: tadpole207
  • September 18, 2007
  • 04:46 PM

Hello, if anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it.

History: 29 y/o male, sinus surgery, allergies. Tonsillectomy.

Symptoms: Frequent sinus infections, fullness in sinuses but clear to breathe. Feeling of mucus moving down right side of throat only, and a feeling if something is back there. This causes constant throat clearing, with mucus. Sometimes I feel that this "mucus" gets stuck somewhere in my throat, either around my palate or directly to the right of my adams apple. If there for too long, I cant move it and it starts to get infected and cause a sinus infection again.

Medications: Have tried everything for the allergies to get them to stop producing the mucus, to no avail. Have been on GERD medicines. Have tried nebulizer anti biotics with concurrent oral antibiotics. Have had 7 sinus infections this year.

Anyone have anything like this or any insight as to what will make the throat clearing stop and the mucus go away? And what is this throat feeling, or fullness in right ear?

thanks.

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  • My sister was sent to a speech pathologist for chronic throat clearing. That might help.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 19, 2007
    • 07:55 AM
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  • The fullness in the ear might be a eustacian tube problem. This quote is about eustachian tube blockage... On occasions just the opposite from blockage occurs: the tube remains open for prolonged periods. This is called abnormal patency of the eustachian tube. This condition is less common than serous otitis media and occurs primarily in adults. Because the tube is constantly open the patient may hear himself breathe and hears his voice reverberate. Fullness and a blocked feeling are not uncommon. Abnormal patency of the eustachian tube is annoying but does not produce hearing impairment. Have you visited an ENT?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 19, 2007
    • 07:59 AM
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  • 3 of them. and 1 allergist. Seems no one can make the PND stop, however my new ENT has ordered me a CT scan to se if he can see anything. Its the constant fullness on my right side of throat and seemingly movement of mucus when it "dislodges" that drives me crazy.
    tadpole207 2 Replies
    • September 19, 2007
    • 11:47 AM
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  • CT scan back, no abnormalities. Trying Rhinocort, but still having the constant drip.
    tadpole207 2 Replies
    • September 30, 2007
    • 09:40 PM
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  • CT scan back, no abnormalities. Trying Rhinocort, but still having the constant drip.Did you have pndrip before the sinus operations? My son had 2 sinusoperations to remove a bb now his left max sinus is the size of a peaand he has major pn drip. He was on naseral for 4 years. 2 doctorssaid no problem third doctor said those nose sprays will thin your membranesand then you will have a nother set of problems. He also says there is mucus stuck on his left side of throat dripping I tried to see if anotheroperation would help to open his sinus bigger but to much scar tissuecan't do...Doctor said have to live with it. I think it's from the operations
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 2, 2007
    • 06:58 PM
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  • Been there done that. My diagnosis was hereditary angioedema. Has anyone looked down your throat to see if there is any swelling inside it?
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • October 3, 2007
    • 06:18 PM
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