Leading factors that contribute to a runny nose or post-nasal drip include allergies, the flu, the common cold, or sinus infections. These symptoms may go away on their own, but often it is important to discover the cause behind them by seeing a qualified ENT specialist. 

Our team at The Barranco Clinic is experienced in diagnosing and treating nasal drainage so that you can resume breathing normally and enjoying life to its fullest once more.

Treatments for Nasal Drainage 

Our first step at The Barranco Clinic is to accurately and efficiently diagnose the core reasons for the problem, which are typically allergies, infections, or structural anomalies. Once we have found the root causes, we will then recommend the best course of action for resolving your symptoms. Treatments may include the following:

Medications

We can recommend over-the-counter medications that may provide short-term relief from post-nasal drip and a runny nose. These products can help combat discomfort, reduce inflammation, minimize swelling, and evaporate excess mucus.

Allergy Treatments

If untreated allergies are the underlying cause of your nasal drainage, we can recommend allergy drops that are customized to your unique environment.

Balloon Sinuplasty

This is a surgical procedure to address structural imperfections that may be causing nasal drainage issues. Balloon sinuplasty can help open blocked nasal passageways and allow trapped mucus to properly flow out of the body.

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What is Nasal Drainage?

Our bodies can produce up to a liter of mucus daily. Mucus is very important in terms of preventing viral and bacterial infections. Although mucus isn’t normally noticeable, when it builds up to excess, it can become a nuisance. It may begin dripping down the back of the throat or coming out of the nostrils unexpectedly.

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic offers top-tier ENT services to patients in and beyond Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont. From our advanced, state-of-the-art technology and equipment to the genuine compassion each member of our team extends to every client, The Barranco Clinic is dedicated to exceeding your expectations for total well-being. Our practice is founded on the following principles:

Patient-centric Treatment

Our practitioners go to great lengths to ensure a treatment process that is individualized and specific. We listen to each client carefully to assess their unique concerns and perform in-depth diagnostic testing to discern exactly which solutions will ensure a successful outcome.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our meticulously trained and highly skilled ENT doctors and specialists combine their years of expertise and knowledge to deliver exponential results. An atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation ensures that you receive the most relevant and cutting-edge approach currently available.

Continuity of Care

Your care extends well past when you leave the clinic. We follow up with you to check that you are thriving and enjoying the results of your procedure.

Community Investment

We continuously give back to the community, providing much-needed services and resources to those who need them most.

Symptoms of Nasal Drainage

  • Post-nasal drip
  • A runny nose
  • Needing to clear the throat often
  • Sore, dry, or itchy throat
  • Coughing
  • Pain in the stomach
  • Swollen glands
  • Tiredness
  • Hoarseness

FAQ

Who is Affected by Nasal Drainage?

Patients especially prone to nasal drainage include those with seasonal and environmental allergies, those with colds, those with active sinus infections, and those who suffer from structural flaws leading to the blockage of the nasal passageways.

When should I see a doctor?

While nasal drainage is quite common, especially when you have a cold, if it is accompanied by a fever or green-colored mucus, you should have your condition medically evaluated. If your nasal drainage is chronic and has begun to impact your daily routine in a negative way, then too it may be wise to see an ENT specialist.

How can I determine the cause of my nasal drainage?

At The Barranco Clinic, we will perform detailed diagnostic testing to discover the root of your nasal drainage and find the best solution. We may perform allergy testing, CT imaging, and other exams.

With 5 convenient locations around the Orlando area, we're never far away.

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