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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 »

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Treatment for sinus drainage, or postnasal drip, depends on the cause, but may be alleviated with antibiotics, antihistamines and decongestants, according to WebMD. Other methods include saline spray, Mucinex, and vapori... More »

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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 »

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Individuals can beat a cold by blowing their nose regularly to expel mucus, getting adequate rest, gargling with saltwater and drinking hot liquids, as noted by WebMD. Other ways include taking hot showers with lots of s... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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A sinus infection, which is also known as sinusitis, occurs when the normally air-filled sinus cavities becomes inflamed in a way that prevents the normal passage of mucus, according to MedlinePlus. The inflammation can ... More »

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