The cystic types are often asymptomatic.3 If the cyst size exceeds 1-2 cm in diameter, they may cause a number of symptoms including persistent postnasal drip
, occipital headache, neck stiffness, halitosis, and conductive hearing loss associated with middle ear effusion caused by nasal speech and Eustachian tube dysfunction.4 Our patient was detected with a 3x3.5 cm fluctuating, soft Thornwaldt's cyst covered with firm mucosa, completely obstructing the airway in the left side of the nasopharynx, and causing middle ear effusion and hearing loss.
Patient Sex/age (y) Preoperative Side (s) number symptoms/complaints 1 M/16 OME Bilateral NO 2 F/8 OME Bilateral NO Snoring 3 M/6 OME Bilateral NO Snoring 4 M/21 OME Right NO Postnasal drip
5 M/25 Aural fullness Left Tinnitus Left 6 M/21 Aural fullness Bilateral NO Postnasal drip
Patient Sex/age (y) Grading of adenoid Preoperative tympanogram number hypertrophy (s) 1 M/16 Symmetric, Gr 3 Type B, bilateral 2 F/8 Symmetric, Gr 4 Type B, right 3 M/6 Asymmetric, Type B, bilateral Left: Gr 4 Right: Gr 3 4 M/21 Symmetric, Gr 3 Type A, left Type B, right 5 M/25 Symmetric, Gr 2 Type A, bilateral 6 M/21 Symmetric, Gr 4 Type A, bilateral OME = otitis media with effusion; NO = nasal obstruction; Gr = Grade.
It is also seen in cases where chronic cough derives mostly from a postnasal drip
The relationship between reflux and laryngitis is not completely clear, so other causes of laryngitis such as allergies, smoking or postnasal drip
should always be investigated .
"Allergic rhinitis can cause postnasal drip
, which can make you cough.
Some common pediatric diagnoses include "eczema" (692), "postnasal drip
" (784.91), "fussy infant" (780.91) and "bronchitis" (490)--not to be confused with "acute bronchitis (466) or "asthmatic bronchitis" (493.9).
As you suggest, coughs may be triggered by sinus drainage and postnasal drip
. Mucus tends to get thicker (and more bothersome) as people age.
causes the sore throat, and the cough that often soon begins.
A IT sounds like you have a postnasal drip
. This is an excess of mucus from the sinus and the back of the nose that runs down the throat.
Thickened mucus can pool in the sinuses or in the nose, leading to congestion, drainage, headache, cough and postnasal drip
and providing fertile ground for bacterial infection.
Christopher relates his own personal account of coping with ENS, offers an informed and informative evaluation of turbinate surgeries with respect to nasal conditions, provides an 'insider' look at the politics surrounding ENS within the medical community, and identifies the best treatments for ENS, many of which are also efficaciously applicable to sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, postnasal drip
, GERD, and asthma.
Sinusitis usually involves nasal congestion or obstruction, pain in the region of the sinuses affected (often face, teeth, or deep eye pain), sometimes headache, purulent (pus), nasal discharge, postnasal drip
, throat clearing, and cough.