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Respiratory System Post Nasal Drip * When excess mucous produced in the sinus cavities drips down the back of the throat. * Excess mucous, once settled on your nasal and throat lining, can irritate, causing a sore throat, and the belief that you may be coming down with a cold. * Excess mucous production or Post Nasal Drip (PND) will directly affect your breath as it is high in proteins and is an excellent food source for anaerobic bacteria. Small white or yellow crystals lodged in your tonsils. Signs of Post Nasal Drip * Bad Breath * Needing to clear your throat * Constantly swallowing or feel that you have something trapped in the back of your throat. * Continual sore throats that do not develop into illness. * Small white or yellow crystals lodged in your tonsils. * Nasal and Sinus Congestion Causes of PND * Inhaled Irritants - swelling of the nasal and sinus linings * Dairy Products- cause mucous to thicken dramatically. This can then inhibit proper drainage. * Allergies to foods- These will once again thicken mucous, and inhibit proper drainage.
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Unformatted text preview: * Illnesses- as flu, colds, bronchitis, ear infections and tonsillitis are the main culprits in post nasal drip and excess mucous * Asthma- excess mucous Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) Pharynx (Throat) * A tube that starts at the internal nares and extends part way down the neck. * Its walls are lined with skeletal muscle and lined with mucous membrane. * Functions * passageway for air and food * resonating chamber for speech sounds Parts of the Pharynx Nasopharynx- * connects with * the two internal nares * Eustachian tubes- two openings that lead into the ear * The single opening into the oropharynx * The posterior wall contains the pharyngeal tonsil * It is lined with pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium, and * the cilia moves the dust laden mucous toward the mouth. * Exchanges a small amount of air with the auditory canal to equalize air pressure between the pharynx and middle ear. Respiratory System...
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