Post nasal drip is an annoying condition that can also feel quite unpleasant at times. It is not a painful condition, however, and is nearly always harmless to the patient. It is also quite common and can be caused by a rather wide range of things.
Treatment is often available that can at least help to make post nasal drip less irritating for the patient. What’s more is that patients can often take steps to help prevent the condition from occurring in the first place. Here is a closer look at what it is and some of the symptoms it can cause.
Mucus can be found throughout the body. It is produced by the body because it is beneficial to us and it serves a number of purposes, with each type serving specific roles. Perhaps the best-known mucus in the human body is nasal mucus, which is commonly known as snot.
This mucus has the job of helping to trap unwelcome debris and pathogens, preventing them from getting to where they can do harm. This helps to prevent infections in the respiratory system and elsewhere in the body. This makes the “gross” mucus that comes from your nose rather important to us.