There are innumerable pollutants that waft through the very air we breathe for survival each moment of our lives. And one can't do without breathing because of the fear to inhale these pollutants. However, if inhaled, these foreign substances may trigger allergic reactions or engorge the layer lining your nasal passages and sinuses. When engorged, your mucous membrane produces excess mucus that forces its way out through the nose or post nasally.
These inhalants include:
- Animal dander
- Dried skin flakes
- Fibers from different fabrics
- Fungus spores
- Food particles
For your respiration' sake, you'll have to sideline your lovely pet or replace your indoor plants with artificial plants. If doing this is a trouble to you, you'll have to take care of your plants every day. And if you can't let go of your pet, then you must keep him as clean and as hygienic as possible.
|Underlying causes of Post Nasal Drip
Besides these inhalants, there is usually several other infections that cause post nasal drip:
- Vasomotor rhinitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Swallowing problems
Note that not all forms of post nasal drip will reflect vasomotor rhinitis or swallowing problems. Depending on the cause, you can have post nasal drip without any of the above illnesses. However, if your infection continues with no medical attention sinusitis will eventually develop.
A nose is a very complex doorway to the respiratory system. Respiratory disorders contribute a lot to the functioning of the nose. When certain tissues or glands in the vascular and throat area gets irritated, the nose is also affected either directly or indirectly.
|Other factors that may trigger Post Nasal Drip include:
Various factors contribute to the over-production of mucus and nose glands irritation, thus triggering post nasal drip. Besides vasomotor rhinitis, inhalants and swallowing problems, the following factors may trigger post nasal drip:
- Cold temperatures
- Sinus or nasal infections
- Pregnancy and changes in hormones
- Low humidity
- Side effects of other medication
- Nasal tumors
- Gastroesophageal reflux