How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. SH Your Own Question
Dr. SH
Dr. SH, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 8770
Experience:  Doctor of Medicine
28323552
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. SH is online now

I suffer from post nasal drip . mucus goes down into my stomach

Resolved Question:

I suffer from post nasal drip . mucus goes down into my stomach and gives me really noisy wind-farting. What can I do.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Hi there. Thank you for your question.I will be helping you out with your queries.Since how long are you having this problem?Have you been seen for this and examined for this?Do you have any other medical problems?Are you on any medications for anything at the moment?Please let me know.Kind regards
Dr. SH and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
You can either continue your session here or email me on the following:
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Isuffer perennial rhinitis and have nasal polps. i have had the wind problem quite a long time. there is nothing wrong but I get wind about an hour after eating and it is noisy. I have been examined.i suffer over anxiety and take 2 mgs. of diazapan twice a day.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Are you on anything for your perennial rhinitis?
Are you on any medications for that?
Your post-nasal drip is almost certainly due to your perennial rhinitis and the nasal polyps that you are having which is something that needs to be treated.
As long as your rhinitis continues so will your post-nasal drip and other problems associated with it.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

my nasal polps have been removed but keep coming back. I take beconese spray and fexofenadine for the rhinitis

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Is there any improvement with beconese spray and fexofenadine? or they do not work at all?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I can cope with the rhinitis it is the farting that is embarrassing. Is there any thing I can take to release wind quietly?

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
I personally do not think that the post-nasal drip that you are having has anything to do with the farting that you are having.
For the farting you need to modify your diet a little bit, if you have not tried doing that already.
You should try and avoid the following foods to help reduce gas and farting:
Beans
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carbonated drinks
Cauliflower
Chewing gum
Fruits, such as apples, peaches and pears
Hard candy
Lettuce
Milk and milk products
Onions
Sugar alcohols found in sugar-free foods (sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol)
Whole-grain foods
Also you should take omeprazole 40 mg once daily or 20 mg twice daily to help reduce gas which will in-turn help reduce gas and farting.
Quite often this problem is related to increased acidity leading to increased gas and farting.
Also over-the-counter suspensions like 'gas-X' that contain simethicone also help reduce gas as well.
So I would recommend taking omeprazole, gas-X along with modifying your dietary habits to see if it helps with your farting.
Let me know if you have more questions.