How to Get Rid of Post-Nasal Drip Fast

Updated March 23, 2017

Long after a virus or infection is gone, postnasal drip can cause lasting pain and discomfort. Identifying the cause of a bout of postnasal drip is best way to quickly and effectively deal with the problem. By rapidly addressing the symptoms, you can be on your way back to better health in no time and avoid the weeks-long ordeal caused by letting postnasal drip go unchecked.

Use antihistamines and decongestants to counteract nasal drip brought on by allergies. These quick-acting medicines will relieve many of the problems associated with postnasal drip.

Employ flu medicine and anti-inflammatory drugs to address the symptoms of postnasal drip brought on by viruses. While postnasal drip brought on by viruses cannot be cured outright, you can let it harmlessly run its course by frequently using these drugs.

Obtain antibiotics for postnasal drip caused by bacterial infections. This is the quickest way to resolve this sort of postnasal drip; without antibiotics, postnasal drip can last for weeks while a bacterial infection runs its course.

Use antacids and acid reducers to counteract postnasal drip brought on by acid reflux.

Things You'll Need

  • Antihistamines or decongestants
  • Flu medicine
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Antibiotics
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Michael Batton Kaput began writing professionally in 2009. He is an editor at two magazines and a freelance writer. He has been published in "Egypt Today," Egypt's leading current affairs magazine, and "Business Today Egypt," Egypt's number one English-language business magazine. He attended Denison University where he earned a degree in political science and English literature.