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 My son's eye is pink, puffy and irritated. Could he have pink eye (conjunctivits)?

 Do you hate Tesco?
Tesco announced a huge rise in their profits the other day.

My son has a severe nut allergy - he carries adrenaline with him - and Tesco have a 'defensive labelling' policy. T...

 My daughter has just been diagnosed with wheat, egg, milk, soy, and corn allergy. Anyone have any advice?
90% of what she eats has just been eliminated and we're struggling to find things she can and will eat.
The itch episodes and respiratory problems she was having led us to get her tested.<...

 What are you allergic to?

 Am I allergic to deodorant?
I am 11 and I have been using deodorant when I do sports because that's the only time when I kind of sweat. I have been using it for less than a year my first deodorant was kinda strong and my ...

 Is it Ok to eat something with traces of nuts even if I'm allergic?
I know it sounds kinda stupid, but can traces of nuts cause a reaction?
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Yes thanks for answering, you're right... and I just bought a great chocolate cake from T...

 I stand up and I go blind, what does it mean?
When I stand up (usually) and I go blind. Everything gets black for a few seconds. It usually happens when I was sitting on something comfertable like a couch or a bed. My mom is allergic to corn and ...

 If you're allergic to penicillin can you still eat blue cheese?
Im allergic to penicillin, and as penicillin comes from mold,i was wondering if mold found in food such as cheese would effect me? i obviously dont go around eating moldy things but was just ...

 Can You Have A Big Nose and Still Be Hot?
Okay well I always always think I'm ugly as can be. I have gotten mad fun of before, not really a lot but enough to make me upset. I want to die all the time when I think about my nose and how ...

 Can a milk allergy develop in one years old, who drink cow's milk for the 1st time?
I breast fed my baby for the 1st year w/no problems w/dairy allergies; now she is having major skin reactions that are similar to what is described w/dairy allergies now that I have introduced cow...

 What is the best treatment for a sinus headache?
Bad allergies, and my allergy pill does not seem to be cutting it..any ideas?
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Umm..Moses, don't you have a burning bush to tend to?...

 i am allergic to penicillin, should i wear a bracelet to tell people?
or is that not nessecary nowa days
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had penecillin when i was 4 and came out in a rash and spots. and i don't think i have ever had it again, my doctor and dentist ...

 After I eat, I sometimes get a clear fluid leaking from both ears. What is this?
I sometimes experience a clear discharge from my ears after I eat. I haven't paid attention to what foods I have eaten when this occurs, but I am wondering if this is could be related to an ...

 Can you be allergic to Egg?
The last few times I have eaten egg... say on toast or scrambled or an omelette or something I have been really sick and thrown up. But i have eaten things containing egg and been fine... is it ...

 my poor sister is sick and we don't know what to do??? Her throat is very red?
My sister is young and she has a cough a sore throat and is losing her voice. I feel really bad because it hurts her when she breathes. What is it? And how do we cure it?...

 my son's hands have been all red since about dinner time. he says they hurt. what are some possibilities
it could be? are there allergies that can cause this? he had been bitten by an ant on the hand. they did not swell up....

 can someone be allergic to water?
i don't know really?...

 A cat scratched me! Now its red and swollen?
Okay so my cousins cat scratched me a week and 1 day ago. From what I know, they have never taken the cat to the vet before to get checked up. When the cat scratched me, my wrist didn't bleed ...

 I'm allergic to detergents,what should I do about it?
Is there any way to simply get rid of that allergy? I'm quite troubled by it....

 can you get a sore/ itchy throat when you have allergies?
its spring and my throat is a little bit itchy....if you have allergies, can you have an itchy throat and no runny nose (mines not running)........my throat isn't severely itchy but im worried ...

Throat Cleaning?
Is there any way to clean your throat? I mean I have post nasal drip and its stuck in the back of my throat. Ive been to my ENT and i got some nasal spray for my stuffy nose and it helped but i still have PND. Its nasty, i can taste it and its makin my breath smell. I need help. Is there any type of home remedy. I already drink lots of water and use a saline spray. So how do i clear it from the back of my throat and get rid of the taste and smell?

eeeww nasty!! drink a bottle of listerine!!!

You should drink a lot of lime and ginger juice. Gargle listerine at least 3 times a day.

kd baby
i just gotta say in the words of funk master flex 'let me clear my throat'

Nurse K
I don't think I have ever seen this many answers this quickly. Of course, no offense any one, but not many of them are worth much.

Post nasal drip has nothing to do with an infection. It is mucous that is draining from your nose and/or sinuses. This is not a bad thing, think how miserable you would be if it stayed in there.
Anyway, gargling with anything does not really hit the areas where this drainage is stuck. And I'm not sure how anyone could think drinking Ipecac would be beneficial. Last I checked vomiting didn't exactly give one pleasant breath.

The absolute best thing you can do is to increase your fluid intake. It will indeed make this mucous thinner. So it will still drain but it won't be stuck. A cool mist humidifier by your bedside at night would probably help quite a bit as well. However do not use a steam vaporizer. There are several reasons but two of the most important are the risk of burns and the risk of bacteria growing if it is not cleaned every day because it is warm and moist. This is not a problem in the cool mist.

You don't say whether or not you have allergies but if you do and you routinely take antihistamines this is making your problem worse. It will thicken the mucous and also makes you need even more fluids.
There are several medications available as someone noted, but the ones worth a damn are prescription and are usually used for someone that is very congested not someone with just PND. In other words if this drainage was staying in your sinuses or if it was in your chest and you needed to be able to cough it up.

Do not gargle with peroxide. I don't know why there are still so many people who think it is a miracle cure. I thought that idea died with my mother in laws generation. Anyway peroxide is not good for your gums or the enamel on your teeth. And even if it wouldn't hurt them what is peroxide in your mouth going to do for mucous in your throat?

Drinking hot tea or eating soup will probably give you some short term relief because the hot liquid will take off what is in your throat. And chicken soup truly does make your nose run and help thin that stuff. Don't try cream soup or hot chocolate though.
It is true that milk products increase mucous production so these certainly won't help.

This does not mean you can't have dairy products but that if you drink a glass of milk or eat ice cream drink a couple ounces of clear fluid to rinse it from your mouth and throat. Your stomach does not produce mucous so once it is there it won't matter.

PND doesn't usually cause bad breath in and of itself though it can cause a bad taste in your mouth. You can use a mild mouthwash a couple times a day, but I think a better idea would be to use Tic Tacs or some other small mint. For persistant bad breath it is usually a dental problem or a stomach problem.

Well now that I have given you so much to think about keep this in mind as well. PND often makes people constantly try to clear their throats. Not only does it usually not work but it can cause you to strain your vocal cords which can lead to laryngitis. It can cause your voice to change and could cause a sore throat. When you clear your throat it not only sounds disgusting to the people around you but it slams your vocal cords against each other.

Good Luck

Warm salt and water. Garlgle with that at least twice a day and you should be fine. Also, equal parts pf peroxide and water and gargle with that sometimes in lieu of the salt and water. Don't forget to change your toothbrush during all of this.
For your PND have you considered getting a humidifier for your room at night or house? They should be running pretty cheap now it is winter time.

Fluffington Cuddlebutts
gargle a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water, it will kill all of the germs, it should help in at least a couple of days. just make sure you do not swallow the mixture!

also.. you may want to plug your nose when you do this so you dont taste the hydrogen peroxie, it is far from the best flavor. brushing your teeth afterwards will get rid of the after-taste.

another suggestion:

there is a medication on the market now that clears mucus from the throat called Mucinex.

hmmm... lol that sounds kinda nasty... i'd have to say either gargle with hydrogen peroxide and water mixed, salt and water mixed or apple cider vinigar (straight)... they all taste nasty, but should work...
if its farther back in your throat, i dont know... but i do know that there is something you can buy and smoke and it cleans out your lungs of all the crap smoking causes... so you could try that since your throats on the way to your lungs... (warning, if theres a lot of crap in your lungs, coughing it all up is very painful from what i've heard cuz it all comes out at one time, but i've never tried that myself)

Sounds like you have "Tonsil Stones" like me. Do a search for it and you will see there is tons of info about it. It is terrible I might add. :(

lqh o
0404 Your story? Very interesting......

Jackie H.
Consult a dentist or doctor, but try this, gargle with salt and water, or drink plenty of lemon and honey mixed. Lipton black tea may also help. I hope you get better.

I have a friend that swears by the warm salt and water mixture...through the nose...this disinfects the sinus and the back of the throat....I can't do it...but he was having nasal infections 2-4 times a year and now none....I have also read that a hot steamy shower and nose blow in the morning is very good because the steam kills alot of the bacteria and the blow flushes the mucus from the night before...this is my solution...good luck

Mrs Baker
try drinking 1 tablespoon of vinegar it will kill the bateria

get cold medicine and cure ur running nose... thats the source of the problem

gargle with luke warm salt water and may through in a little baking soda.

get salt and water, mix and goooooggggalllllll!

gargle with salt water. it always seems to work!

some very good answers here! But if all else fail, I'd urge you to go see a ENT specialist - don't wait too long before an infection sets in.

curiously strong
try the over the counter herbal remedy for allergies zicam it really works

R Purushotham Rao

Jalapeño peppers. And they clear up stuffy noses too.

Just Ask :-)
I think if u gargle warm water and salt it would help

l g17
im sorry i dont know how or what to tell you to clean your throat BUT i would definitely try clariton. i have major sinus issues may and dec time frames and i use clariton every time...works like a charm! best!

dances with unicorns
Drink a lot of fluid; this will help thin the discharge and keep it from smelling. If it still feels stuck, you're not drinking enough.

╣emo ducky ♥ Dimitri Belikov╠
Mouth wash?

gargle with mouth wash

Gargle with warm water & salt. Some people swear using vinegar and water and again gargle

judy f
You might consult your dentist - it could have something to

do with your tooth situation, or maybe it's wisdom teeth or

a tonsil problem. Your diet might not be that good - have a

blood workup and see what's missing in your diet. Also stop

smoking - maybe your body is trying to tell you something.

i really don't know...i have bad sinus problems & i really fount out brushing my teeth & tongue & gargling listerine helps me alot

If it's nasty you have an infection somewhere. Clear up the infection and the PND will take care of itself.

Charles C
Try swallowing a bullet.

(sorry I could not resist being a smart-***, just ignore)

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