postnasal drip syndrome

postnasal drip syndrome

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PNDS

An important cause of chronic cough, often associated with chronic or allergic rhinitis, in which nasal secretions drain via the posterior pharynx.
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Patients reporting symptoms suggestive of postnasal drip syndrome or GORD may first be offered a trial of empiric treatment.
It is believed to be due to several different mechanisms: irritation from GERD, postnasal drip syndrome, in-halation of irritants, or psychiatric conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression leading to a conversion reaction.
The other causes include smoking; allergic reactions; and postnasal drip syndrome.