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PNDS (Post Nasal Dripping Syndrome) and Homoeopathy
© Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma M.D. (Homoeopathy)
Homoeo Cure & Research Institute
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Postnasal dripping syndrome (PNDS) is defined as the chronic condition of the drainage of secretions from the nose or paranasal sinuses into the pharynx, associated with repeated episodes of cold and flu, along with accumulation of mucus in the postnasal space due to abnormality in the muco-ciliary clearance called as catarrh. (Psora/ Sycosis)
It is recognized as one of the pathogenic triads of chronic cough, along with asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease and is the cause of chronic cough in up to 87% of patients.
PNDS can be caused by several factors which disrupt the normal production of mucus from the nasal and sinus cavities. These include-
The flow of mucus down the back of the throat from the nasal cavity is a normal physiologic process that occurs in all healthy individuals (Psora). PNDS is caused by excessive mucus produced by the nasal mucosa (Psora/ Sycosis). The excess mucus accumulates in the back of the nose and eventually the throat once it drips down the back of the throat. Post-nasal drip can be a cause of laryngeal inflammation and hyperresponsiveness, leading to symptoms of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD).
A definitive diagnosis cannot be made from the medical history and physical examination alone as symptoms and signs in PNDS are nonspecific. The main symptoms include a sensation of having something drip down into the throat, nasal discharge, or frequent throat clearing.
On examination the presence of mucoid or mucopurulent secretions, or cobblestoning of the mucosa in the nasopharynges or oropharynges is suggestive of the diagnosis.
Main treatment of PNDS is the management.
The main phase in management is to fix the cause of post nasal drip and then to initiate treatment or removal of the underlying disorder. Treatment options include-
Homoeopathy is the science of individualization. It treats the person, not the disease. The whole constitution, including mental and physical components is entirely restored to health if Homoeopathic treatment is given to the sick individual.
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