Sinus Drainage: How A Few Answers To A Few Simple Questions Could Lead You To A Solution

“Why did I suddenly start sneezing when we were visiting your relatives? Now I have all this drainage going down the back of my throat. What’s going on?” Every day thousands of people with environmental allergies ask questions similar to these, but they don’t realize it. This type of allergies irritate the nasal membranes and sinuses ”. The clear or light yellow mucus that is produced, which is part of the body’s mechanism for removing irritants, travels to the back of the throat and ends its journey in the stomach. There, stomach acids and juices destroy any harmful bacteria and germs that are present in the mucus, be it green or yellow mucus. While all of this would make sense, no one likes to deal with the tingling and other discomforts that PND produces – postnasal drip or drainage.

I used to be very allergic to dander from domestic pets, especially cats and dogs. ‘ However, many people do not seem to understand the connection between their environment and the drain. Often times the reaction is “I’m catching a cold” or “I think I have a virus”, and so on. Awareness of the environment as the immediate cause of drainage can be very helpful. Therefore, here are some questions that one can ask oneself, which can help to identify the environmental culprit, if indeed an environmental element is the cause of PND: This article deals exclusively with the allergic reaction of common sources in the environment other than vegetables. Kingdom:

If you are suffering from a sinus drainage problem right now that came on suddenly, ask yourself:

  • Where were you in the last 24 hours before the problem started? Was this a place he hadn’t been to before?
  • If you were in a house or other closed structure: Were pets present, especially with long hair? Was it close to that? Did I start sneezing, did my nose start to get wet, did my eyes start to sting when I got closer?
  • When you or someone else in your home vacuum your home: Do you notice any of the above symptoms or do you have PND soon after?
  • If you were traveling: Was there a significant amount of smog in the area you were visiting?
  • Was I exposed to cleaning or other harsh chemicals, dust, or animal hair for a long period of time in the last 24 hours?
  • Could there be anything in the workplace – chemicals, special dust, houseplants, etc. – that is contributing to the problem?
  • Is the discharge yellow mucus?
  • Was there pressure in the sinuses before the drainage started?

Depending on how you answer those questions and using your own common sense, you can find out how much, if any, some of those things may affect you. If you suspect that you may be allergic to some of those things, you can go back and try to re-expose yourself to them and see if you get the suspected reaction a second time, even a third time.

We must remember that some nutritional authorities have seen the potential for some foods to be the cause of sinus drainage and other problems. Unfortunately, the medical profession, government health agencies, and government food evaluation entities have been somewhat reluctant to address this. Lack of sufficient research is often cited as the reason they do not make categorical statements. However, some knowledgeable about nutritional issues would not hesitate to say that food is important, especially if you have sinus problems. I know this to be true from my own experience when I had sinus problems for many years and also from the experience of others.

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