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Kristin Hayes, R.N.

Cold Weather Causes Post-Nasal Drip

By October 25, 2011

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If you're wondering why you've had a runny nose and excess mucus this fall you might not need to look any farther than your daily weather report. Post-nasal drip happens when your mucus becomes abnormally thick or thin and you become aware of it draining down the back of your throat. Many things can cause post-nasal drip, including cold weather.

Post-nasal drip that is caused by cold weather results in thin mucus. If you have watery mucus running down the back throat, do not have other cold symptoms, allergies, or a sinus infection, the season change could certainly be the culprit. Treatments for post-nasal drip include home remedies such as staying hydrated, using a humidifier, and avoiding spicy food. To learn more read:

What Causes Post Nasal Drip

Post Nasal Drip Treatments

What are Home Remedies for Post Nasal Drip

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