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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Overview)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by allergies, infections, or medications.


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
1,054 doctors shared insights

Runny Nose (Overview)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by allergies, infections, or medications.


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What causes runny nose while eating?

What causes runny nose while eating?

Gustatory rhinitis: Gustatory rhinitis is the type of non-allergic rhinitis that is associated with ingestion of spicy foods or foods at temperature extremes (hot or cold). This seems to be more common in people who smoke or have allergic rhinitis. Hot peppers are the most common food to cause this problem. The drug most often used in treatment is atrovent nasal spray. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner Dr. Lerner
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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Apply compression to the front of your nose
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Gently pack your nose with cotton
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If your nosebleeds are continuous or frequent, go to the emergency room
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Sneezing, stuffy nose, watery secretion from my nose?

Sneezing, stuffy nose, watery secretion from my nose?

Sounds like: Allergic rhinitis. There are medications to help control these symptoms. ...Read more

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Sneezing, runny eyes, runny nose, and mucus producing cough... Bronchitis or allergies?

Sneezing, runny eyes, runny nose, and mucus producing cough... Bronchitis or allergies?

Allergies most likel: Symptoms likely more related to allergies than bronchitis. If able, take medication to control your symptoms, such as antihistamines ( eye drops and oral agents), nasal decongestant, nasal lavage ( like nettie pot), expectorant, and try controlling the environment triggers such as wind dust pet hair open windows fans perfumes etc...... ...Read more

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Headache lightheadedness cough runny nose?

Headache lightheadedness cough runny nose?

Sinusitis/allergies: You could be suffering from sinusitis or allergies. Try some anti-histimanic (loratidine/benadryl) and/or a decongestant. You should try avoiding smoking as it could make your symptoms worse. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Ng Dr. Ng
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Productive cough no runny nose?

Dr. Jeffrey Ng Dr. Ng
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Productive cough no runny nose?

Could be Viral or...: Go see your doctor. He/she needs to listen to your chest and lungs, possibly culture your throat, and possible give you an inhaler treatment or antibiotics. He/she also needs to check your vitals to see if you are starting to get a pneumonia. ...Read more

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I been having a runny nose for six months what does that mean?

I been having a runny nose for six months what does that mean?

Probably allergy but: See an allergist for a complete but simple evaluation. They can tell you the causes of your runny nose and give effective treatment.(even if turns out not to be "non-allergic" runny nose). ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Sore throat, dry eyes and stuffy nose?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Sore throat, dry eyes and stuffy nose?

URI: can very well be viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. So rest, fluids , painkillers, unless contraindicated, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement in 24-48 hours see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a runny nose ?

What's the best way to treat a runny nose ?

Depends on the age. : If it's an infant, just suctioning the nose with Normal Saline but in older kids 6 yrs and above you can use otc decongestant/antihistamine combo. ...Read more

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Coughing up mucus. Sore throat, running and stuffy nose.

Coughing up mucus.  Sore throat,  running and stuffy nose.

Viral: Most times these are signs of a viral respiratory illness. Unfortunately there is no cure for a virus. It needs to run it's course. The old saying is it lasts 7 days if you treat it, a week if you don't. Worrisome signs would be chest pain, shortness of breath with activity, high fevers or vomiting. ...Read more

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Hello sir i am suffring from post orgasm illness syndrome i get runny nose after i ejaculate i want to know waht will happen if poi is not treated?

Hello sir i am suffring from post orgasm illness syndrome i get runny nose after i ejaculate i want to know waht will happen if poi is not treated?

See answer : Post orgasmic illness syndrome (POIS), first described in 2002, is a rare condition characterized by debilitating symptoms following orgasm that last for a few hours to several days. Precise cause(s) and natural history of condition poorly understood. Current theory is that POI is an autoimmune allergic response to one's own sperm. Meds/hyposensitization therapy by experienced allergist helpful. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old is congested and has a bad cough. What is the best method of treating the cough/ runny nose?

My 3 yr old is congested and has a bad cough. What is the best method of treating the cough/ runny nose?

See pediatrician: The best method is to find out the cause of the cough. Is it a cold, a sinus infection, whooping cough, pneumonia? The best way to find out is to see your pediatrician. They have the expertise to diagnose and treat that bad cough. ...Read more

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Congestion with no runny nose?

How long?: If it is a chronic problem , there are many potential causes but hay fever being the most common. Sometimes the nose may start running after reduction of the nasal congestion. Claritin may dry up the nose but does nothing for decongestion. Claritin-d may be a better bet although it may also keep you awake at night. See an allergist if this problem continues. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...

I am experiencing  nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...

How long?: If these have been present for months or years, you likely have an allergic condition. If they have been present for less than a week, it is likely from a cold. For the congestion try an OTC decongestant spray but for no more than 5 days maximum- else you will likely end up with more problems. ...Read more

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Treatment for runny nose, fever, sneezing and cough. Additionally, fingers&toes turns slightly blue ocassionally?

Treatment for runny nose, fever, sneezing and cough. Additionally, fingers&toes turns slightly blue ocassionally?

Normal care: Treat yourself as you would normally for a cold or mild flu. The slightly blue toes likely coincidental. As always if things continue or worsen, consult an md. ...Read more

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What can I do to help relieve my 7 month old son's congestion and persistent runny nose? I want to avoid over-the-counter cold treatments if possible.

What can I do to help relieve my 7 month old son's congestion and persistent runny nose? I want to avoid over-the-counter cold treatments if possible.

Infant meds: Most medications are neither approved or recommended for infants. Normal saline drops to the nose can help loosen secretions and possibly decrease swelling (avoid excessive bulb suction as this traumatizes the membranes of the nose and worsens swelling). Cool mist humidifers may also help. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is approved for 6 months and older if an allergic component is suspected. ...Read more

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Cough congestion stuffed nose and head No fever?

Cough congestion stuffed nose and head
No fever?

Viral: Most likely a viral infection. Use nasal saline spray and a netti pot or nasal irrigation system and stay hydrated! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more