A 40-year-old member asked:
how can you stop runny nose from allergies?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Several options: Otc antihistamines particularly older one such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dry the nose. Other suggestions are claritin, allegra, zyrtec, chlorpheniramine. Prescription options are topical steroids which must be taken daily and take about a week to work or topical antihistamines such as astelin.
Allergy and Immunology 38 years experience
Control allergies.: Main rx- controlling allergic exposures
meds: the most effective group of commonly used meds are the nasal corticosteroids but need to be used regularly to work. Higher amounts/short term, to get on top of the allergy may help. Both antihistamines (pills & intranasal) and decongestants can decrease rhinorrhea. Intranasal ipratropium can be very effective. Nasal saline can help. Allergy injections.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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