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A 17-year-old male asked:

I got runny nose yesterday . do i take actifed and for how long ? or is there a better solution ?

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Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Depends: If your runny nose is from an allergy the actifed may be helpful. Actually as one of the older classes of antihistamines the actifed can even help to dry up a runny nose from a cold. How long you take it depends on whether it is working for you. If it is a cold you'll need it for 7 to 10 days and if it is allergy you may need it longer depending on what the allergan is that you are reacting to.

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Last updated Apr 27, 2013

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