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How do I stop my nose from running

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Sudafed: Sudafed is a cheap and easy way to "dry you up" and stop the running nose. Natural ways if you don't wanna take decongestants like zyrtec or Clariti... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Allergic Rhinitis: Avoiding exposure to things you are most allergic to (e.g. Wear a paper mask when you open dusty boxes in your attic if you have dust allergy). Use of... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Nasal Congestion: Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head ; p... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Runny nose: Over the counter -- if allergy, antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) may help if not allergy, the older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
It may be allergies: Try to determine if there is a known trigger causing your runny nose. Keeping a journal might be helpful with this. Also try an over the counter ant... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Look for cause: Nasal drainage can be due to allergies, an infection, sinus inflammation, or spinal fluid leak among other causes. Only by establishing the cause can ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Proper diagnosis: I know my answers to many questions are similar but the questions are similar. You want to know why your nose runs and why it hurts. There are sever... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: The antihistamine will help to stop the runny nose.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Symptoms: A runny/snotty nose is a symptom of something else like allergies or viral uri. The best way to treat the runny nose directly is frequent flushing and... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Runny Nose B Gone: You can use an over-the-counter decongestant pill. Be careful if you have high blood pressure. Don't take it later in the day [can keep you awake]. Do... Read More

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