To keep mucus from draining down the throat during the night, taking an antihistamine or decongestant can dry the sinuses. Other options include taking a mucus-thinning medication to reduce irritation from the drainage o... More »

Sinus drainage in the back of the throat can be treated by antihistamines and home remedies. Medicines, such as Allegra and Zyrtec, can dry out mucus, and nasal irrigation devices, such as neti pots, can flush out the ex... More »

According to WebMD, a suggested over-the-counter medication for sinus drainage is the mucolytic guaifenesin, which is present in many cough suppressants. Other medications that include pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, ... More »

The sinuses continually produce mucus that drains to keep the nose moist and filter the air a person breathes, but sinusitis causes thick mucus to drain into the nose and back of the throat. This drainage causes irritati... More »

Sinus pressure develops when the sinuses become inflamed, mucus is unable to drain normally, and the sinus passages narrow due to the increase in mucus. Often this increased pressure leads to sinus headaches, according t... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

To rid the body of nasal drainage and excess mucus quickly, rinse out the nose with a saltwater solution, also known as nasal irrigation, twice each day, according to ABC News. A combination of medical treatments and hom... More »

Coughs get worse at night due to mucus pooling at the back of the throat, drier air at night and the body's natural reflex to clear the lungs, according to Everyday Health. Nighttime coughing may prevent sleep, and rest ... More »