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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.


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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

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
1,029 Doctors shared insights

Runny Nose (Overview)

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


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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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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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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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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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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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How can I cure a runny nose?

How can I cure a runny nose?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of runny nose. Most commonly: allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis. More unusual and rare causes include spinal fluid leakage in someone who has had nasal surgery. First the cause should be identified by an allergist. If allergic in nature, there are a medications and immunotherapy, for vasomotor there are also medications and possible experimental surgery that can help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to get rid of runny nose and sneezing?

Can you tell me what is the best way to get rid of runny nose and sneezing?

Allergic rhinitis: The best answer to treatment is finding out the cause of your symptoms. The presence of a runny nose and sneezing is consistent with allergic rhinitis, or nasal allergy. First you should see an allergist. In the mean time otc anti-allergy meds such as Claritin or Allegra and a decongestant which is often combined with these two drugs can help. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my runny nose until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my runny nose until I can see a doctor?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines sometimes help with runny nose, especially the older ones such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and chlortrimeton. They're notorious for making people sleepy, though - don't plan on driving after taking them. ...Read more

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Taking coversyl BP tablets do you suffer with tickly cough, runny nose, cold like symtoms?

Taking coversyl BP tablets do you suffer with tickly cough, runny nose, cold like symtoms?

Cough: Coversyl is a medication which is an ace inhibitor. This class of medications has two significant side effects which are cough and angioedema. The angioedema usually involves the neck, lips and tongue and can be life threatening. The cough can be very persistant and is reversible when the medication is discontinued. Runny nose and cold symptoms are not side-effects. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to prevent a runny nose?

Please tell me how to prevent a runny nose?

Runny nose: The only way to prevent a runny nose to avoid the thign that causes it! It may be allergies you ned to control vs. Congestion from a commonm cold whcih you may use a decongestant for. ...Read more

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I wake up every day with runny nose which gets better after 2-3 hours but I don't feel cold or caugh what causes this?

I wake up every day with runny nose which gets better after 2-3 hours but I don't feel cold or caugh what causes this?

Nose: Probably due to allergies. Most things bloom at night and molds/dust are evening events. Try taking an antihistamine (without sudafed) between 4 and 6 pm) ...Read more

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How do I get my nose to stop being runny?

How do I get my nose to stop being runny?

Figure cause: Is your runny nose due to allergies? If so allergy treatment can help quite a bit. Is it due to infection? If so antibiotics can help. Is it due to non allergic rhinitis? If so Atrovent Nasal Spray can dry your nose. You need a good ENT exam to assess the cause and determine treatment. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get stuffy nose off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get stuffy nose off and on?

Possibly: There may be a genetic component to your stuffiness but it is much more likely that you have allergies, vasomotor rhinitis (stuffiness due to the cold or strenuous activity), structural abnormality such as deviated septum or polyps, medication side effect, sinus infection, rebound from nasal decongestants, or a variety of other possibilities. ...Read more

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My nose has not stop runny?

My nose has not stop runny?

Runaway running: Nose for how long? A cold usually lasts 7-10 days, but can last as long as 14 days. If your nose has been runny for longer, then could be sinus infection, allergies or non-allergic runny nose. Talk with your doc about the right problem and the right treatment for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks for using a warm air humidifier to assist in my 3 month old childs viral infection with cough and runny nose?

Are there any health risks for using a warm air humidifier to assist in my 3 month old childs viral infection with cough and runny nose?

No: Humidified air will help if nose congested and runny. I would try and use distilled water, keep a distance away as per the gadgets instructions. Should be regularly cleaned. A tent aparatus made with towels or sheets over the head end of the crib with humidifier on the right height chair pointed under the tent will allow good humidity without being too close to baby. Watch it closely always! ...Read more

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Child with runny nose help?

Child with runny nose help?

Rest and fluids: Sounds sick. I don't know the age of the child, but in general kids get sick. If the child is generally healthy, just rest, drink fluids and blow nose. If child gets a fever (over 101') then call the pediatrician. Also call the child's dr. If kid becomes very lethargic or if you are worried. With kids we err on the side of safety. ...Read more

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How can I stop a runny nose?

How can I stop a runny nose?

Neti pot 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 ; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly ; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed ; again in the A.M. ...Read more

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How can I cure a runny nose?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of runny nose. Most commonly: allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis. More unusual and rare causes include spinal fluid leakage in someone who has had nasal surgery. First the cause should be identified by an allergist. If allergic in nature, there are a medications and immunotherapy, for vasomotor there are also medications and possible experimental surgery that can help. ...Read more

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How to stop a bad runny nose?

Depends.: First you need to find out what is causing it. If it is from an allergic condition as in hay fever, antihistamine may help. If this is a persistent and bothersome issue, see an allergist. ...Read more

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How can I manage a runny nose?

"Manage" is a good..: "manage" is a good word for what you do with a runny nose. "stop" would be a good word for what you do with a runny nose, if it were possible to stop it safely, but "manage" is what most people do -- with saline nose drops, more saline nose drops, and lots of tissue paper and patience. Antihistamines work if the runny nose is allergic; decongestants work poorly if at all. ...Read more

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How can you stop a runny nose?

Depends on the cause: A runny nose can be from allergies, a condition with reflexes causing a runny nose (vasomotor rhinorhea), a common cold, rarely head trauma can cause a leak of cerebrospinal fluid. Except for the leak, Ipratropium Bromide Nasal Spray is very effective for a runny nose. Allergies can respond to antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays or antihistamine sprays. ...Read more

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How can you stop a runny nose?

Antihistamines: Antihistamine pills may help such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. If symptoms persist call your doctor as prescription medicines are also available. ...Read more

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What could cause a runny nose?

Many possibilities: Viral infection, allergy, non-allergic rhinitis, vaso-motor rhinitis, rhino-sinusitis, nasal polyps, tumor, fungal infection. Obviously, without a competent physician looking at your nasal structures, or using an endoscope, you do not know what the problem is. See and ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Ways to stop a runny nose fast?

Ways to stop a runny nose fast?

Depends on the cause: The easiest way to dry up a runny nose is with over-the-counter antihistamines (zyrtec (cetirizine) or allegra). However, just treating the runny nose does not help you with identifying the cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

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I want help with my runny nose?

I want help with my runny nose?

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 ; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly ; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed ; again in the morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...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