A 28-year-old female asked:
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currently getting over a cold & improving but still very runny nose. will healing slow down if i take a med to stop runny nose while @ work?

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: Is the runny nose due to allergy, infection, trauma, or foreign body? . My not knowing the answers you should not get into any trouble with an over the counter tablet or nasal spray. Ask your pharmacist to make a recommendation. if after 48-72 hours you get no relief make an appointment with your family physician.
Answered on Aug 28, 2017
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: The viral infection will take its time to heal and the drugs you take would not likely affect the progress one way or another.
Answered on Aug 28, 2017
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