How to Cure Post-Nasal Drip Naturally

By Angie Briggs

Post-nasal drip is excessive mucus produced by the sinuses that builds up in the back of a person's nose or throat. It can be caused by colds, sinus infections, allergies or even dental problems. There are prescription and over-the-counter treatments, including antihistamines, decongestants, antibiotics and nasal sprays. It can also be treated naturally, leaving your body free of the unnecessary chemicals and side effects of medication.

Cure Post-Nasal Drip Naturally

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Step 1

Blow your nose often, but don't overdo it. Blowing your nose regularly eliminates congestion from the front of the nose before it ends up draining.

Step 2

Use saline spray as often as you want. Saline spray is a safe alternative to other over-the-counter sprays, as it does not dry out the mucous membranes.

Step 3

Use a humidifier. They help keep nasal passages moist, especially during winter months.

Step 4

Add ½ teaspoon of salt to eight ounces of lukewarm water. You can flush your nasal passages with it or even gargle it.

Step 5

Drink plenty of fluids to help keep the mucous lining moist. Try drinking hot tea with lemon or honey to help the post-nasal drainage pass more smoothly.

Step 6

Try some relaxation techniques to reduce your stress level. The parasympathetic nervous system controls the lining of the nose, which is heavily responsive to stress.

Step 7

Eliminate or cut down on dairy products. Dairy products promote excess mucus production.