Jan 2, 2001
I have been poz for over two years and very shortly after my ARS illness I noticed a constant nasal drainage in the back of my throat. I had x-rays taken and there is no infection and mucous is clear. Is this just a problem due to HIV or something else. I went to an ENT and he had no answer. Is there something that helps like Sudafed?
Thanks and happy New year!
| Response from Dr. Young
Given that you have seen an ENT and the characteristics of the drainage, I don't have a strong suspicion of a serious problem. Sinus drainage is not uncommon among people with HIV infection; it is possible that you may have a environmental or food allergy too.
Treatment for this condition varies from cause to cause. We typically don't recommend long-term use of over the counter medications, such as Sudafed. I'd ask your ENT as to possible interventions. We use nasal washes with good success here. -BY
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.
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