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Post Nasal Drip is a term  used by patients to describe the sensation of fluid draining into the back of the throat. The British term "water brash" is a more descriptive and less leading term for the problem. Post nasal drip may be related to allergies, sinus disorders or other factors, including digestive disorders.

When related to allergies or chronic sinus infection, it is usually accompanied by a watery nasal discharge. In the absence of nasal drainage or congestion, post nasal drip is more likely to be caused by laryngopharyngeal reflux. Proper evaluation usually entails allergy testing and endoscopy of the nasopharynx to observe the origin of the discomfort and to visualize sinus drainage, if present.

Treatment is successful in most cases once the cause is identified.