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What could cause a runny nose?

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

Dr. Corey Clay
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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


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Can azithromycin cause a runny nose?

Can azithromycin cause a runny nose?

Unlikely: Azithromycin or zithromax, does not cause a runny nose nor should it be prescribed for a runny nose. Zithromax is not an appropriate antibiotic for an upper respiratory bacterial infection. We live in an era where unfortunately antibiotics are overused. Whatever the reason for your being on an antibiotic, have a culture and sensitivity before being placed blindly on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I've noticed that i get a runny nose when eating not just spicyfood but also while eating popcorn, chocolate and frozenyoghurt too. What causes a runny nose when eating or right after?

I've noticed that i get a runny nose when eating not just spicyfood but also while eating popcorn, chocolate and frozenyoghurt too. What causes a runny nose when eating or right after?

Gustatory Rhinitis: Runny nose during or after eating is more common with spicy, hot or cold foods. The treatment that usually works beest (besides giving up those foods) is a prescription of ipratropium or Atrovent Nasal Spray used before eating. This is a prescription medication so talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?

Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?

Nope: The symptoms described are more likely caused by allergy. It is important to note that allergy can be exacerbated by dry eye, and both conditions are worse while wearing contact lenses. ...Read more

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Does HIV flu cause sneezing, runny nose, and wet cough? With a mild fever and all gone in 4 days, except the cough a few more days and without rash. T

Does HIV flu cause sneezing, runny nose, and wet cough? With a mild fever and all gone in 4 days, except the cough a few more days and without rash. T

Unusual: We worry about acute HIV when someone has a flu-like syndrome that lingers, somewhat like mono would present. Fever, fatigue, mild nausea, light rash, sore throat, and/or swollen lymph nodes are all symptoms that can be seen with a number of viral syndromes including hiv. The HIV antibody test can take 3 or more months to turn positive, so to diagnose acute HIV we need to do a HIV RNA test. ...Read more

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Does an ear infection cause a runny nose and chesty cough trying to get mucus off the chest? Chest clear, throat fine.

Does an ear infection cause a runny nose and chesty cough trying to get mucus off the chest? Chest clear, throat fine.

No--however: This pattern of symptoms/problems are often linked to a triggering virus. The virus moves into the airway and structures of the head and causes an accumulation of fluid behind the eardrum.Germs invade the ear through the drainage tube to the throat (Eustachian tube) causing a bacterial middle ear infection as a secondary event.The extra symptoms result from viral irritation to the airways. ...Read more

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What causes a stuffy/runny nose?

What causes a stuffy/runny nose?

Runny nose: You could have allergic rhinitis. And there are medications to treat it. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What causes my chronic runny nose?

What causes my chronic runny nose?

Many causes: Have you seen a doctor regarding these issues? Has Claritin (loratadine) or actifed helped? There are many potential diagnoses (allergic rhinitis. Vasomotor rhinitis, skier's nose, gustatory rhinitis , and even cerebral spinal fluid leak from a head injury. See an allergist who may be able to help you. ...Read more

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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

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Can teething cause runny nose, mild fever and lost of appetite? Child is 19 months old

Can teething cause runny nose, mild fever and lost of appetite? Child is 19 months old

Perhaps: Although there's no evidence that teething causes fever, fevers of less than 100 degrees have been reported. If upper teeth trying to erupt vagus nerve stimulation can result in runny nose. As to appetite, would you want to eat if your teeth were sore? Please see Pediatric Dental Specialist (1st Dental exam Age 1). See Pediatrician to check for cold/virus. You must see both. ...Read more

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When do pretoddlers start growing molars? What are the teething sympthoms to look out for? Can teething cause rashes and runny nose?

When do pretoddlers start growing molars? What are the teething sympthoms to look out for? Can teething cause rashes and runny nose?

Teething: For molars in pre-toddlers is usually 12-18 months. The symptoms include pain, fussiness, not sleeping, mild fever of less than 100, biting and chewing more than usual and sometimes drooling. ...Read more

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Can cold weather cause runny nose/congestion in child. No other symptoms?

Can cold weather cause runny nose/congestion in child. No other symptoms?

Sure: We have all experienced a runny nose when the it starts to get cold out. Fall also is a classic season for :"Fall Allergies" which will cause congestion and the Rhinitis and runny nose syndromes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cause of nonstop runny nose & sneezing only when air conditioning is turned on? When it's off or I'm outdoors am ok. Ducts/filters are clean.

Cause of nonstop runny nose & sneezing only when air conditioning is turned on? When it's off or I'm outdoors am ok. Ducts/filters are clean.

Age-related?: This is likely from a condition known as Skier's nose which can be controlled with a Rx nasal spray used prior to exposure to cold air. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Runny Nose (Definition)

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Nasal (Definition)

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